Dudley Square retail rents rising as area undergoes revitalization

January 15, 2014
By Bay State Banner

The rising tide of new commercial development around Dudley Square is becoming ever more tangible, as the city began receiving proposals for leasing retail space in the new Dudley Municipal Center and financing was announced this month for a new and greatly expanded Tropical Foods store.

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MBTA says citations for fare evaders on decline

August 26, 2013
By Alyssa A. Botelho, Boston Globe

The number of T riders caught sneaking past fare gates has dropped significantly from a year ago, according to figures released by the MBTA.

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MBTA pilot program to boost new commuter line

July 8, 2013
By Meghan E. Irons, Boston Globe

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Two new Fairmount stations open next week

June 27, 2013
By Brianna Macgregor, Dorchester Reporter

As extensive renovations to the Fairmount Line near completion, two new stations on the commuter rail corridor will open next Monday, July 1. Newmarket Station, located north of the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge and adjacent to the South Bay Center, and Four Corners/Geneva Station, situated between Washington Street and Geneva Avenue, are both poised to offer expanded transportation options to Dorchester residents.

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Student Activists Rally Against Potential MBTA Fare Increases

April 3, 2013
By Steve Annear, Boston Magazine

Groups of Boston students fed up with fare increases and talks of possible cuts to MBTA bus and train service stormed the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s headquarters on Wednesday, asking officials to implement an affordable plan for young riders, while at the same time maintaining critical services for all passengers.

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Mass. groups seek new revenue for public transit

November 27, 2012
By Associated Press, Boston.com

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Payroll tax pitched to pay transit debt

November 27, 2012
By Christine Lee, 22 News

Payroll tax pitched to pay transit debt

A new payroll tax is being proposed to offset the state’s huge transportation debt. The Green Justice Coalition, a group of labor unions and civic leaders, say taxes and other solutions are needed to resolve the state’s transit problems.

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Burdens on transit riders are too heavy already

November 24, 2012
By Eugene B. Benson, Boston Globe

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Massive Tax Day Rally Envelops Financial District

April 17, 2012
By Andrew Jeromski, Beacon Hill Patch

A massive group of protesters took to the streets in Boston’s Financial District late yesterday afternoon to demand major corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans pay their fare share of federal and state income taxes.

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Transit Troubles Provoke National Day of Protests

April 6, 2012
By Darlene Lombos, Labor Notes

In Boston, following a 24-hour vigil at the Statehouse led by young people and seniors, 150 people packed a meeting of the MBTA’s board and shouted “Shame on you!” as the directors voted to make riders pay more for less.

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