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Vote for final group of upscale restaurants in Round 3 of Foodie Favorites Showdown
In yet another close race, we have our victors for the first group in Round 3 of Foodie Favorites Showdown: Fine Dining. On Wednesday, English Grill claimed victory over Jack Fry's, and Varanese won against Napa River Grill. The winning restaurants will move on to compete on Oct. 27 in the fourth round of our competition. Now, voting for the final group of Round 3 is open until Friday, Oct. 24, with matches between: Porcini vs. 610 Magnolia Village Anchor vs. Buck's Restaurant and Grill The winners…

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:02:00 +0000

Home value appreciation has peaked, says Zillow
Appreciation in home values is slowing definitively after nearly two years of growth, easing concerns about another housing bubble, according to's latest Real Estate Market Report. In Denver, home values grew by 10.4 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of this year, slower than third-quarter 2013's year-over-year appreciation of 11.3 percent. Average home values in Denver in the third quarter of 2014 were $271,200, according to Zillow (Nasdaq: Z). In addition to allaying some…

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000

Here's why local Olympics organizers switched to a temporary stadium
The organizers behind Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics never really thought we would have much use for a full-sized Olympic stadium. That's why their goal was to find a way to make part of the project temporary, so the stadium could survive in a post-Olympics Boston as a scaled-down arena. There was plenty of talk that the Kraft family could use the smaller stadium as the long-sought new home for the New England Revolution, the pro soccer team currently playing in the oversized Gillette…

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:27:00 +0000

Here's a snapshot of office space trends among law firms in Boston
In a city like Boston, the health of law firms says something about the health of the commercial real estate market. Law firms are traditionally big consumers of space. So real estate firm JLL's new annual report on law firms and their space needs is an interesting read. Here are some highlights from JLL's report: Boston law firms occupy about 10 percent of high-end real estate in the city. Compare that to: 25 percent in Austin, Texas; 42 percent in Fort Lauderdale; 7 percent in San Francisco;…

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:11:00 +0000

Minuteman Health brings in brokers to bolster health insurance signups
Minuteman Health wants members to join their co-op health insurance. So much so, they are willing to pay for them. On Wednesday, the insurer became the first health plan in the state to agree to pay brokers a fee for enrolling individuals through the Health Connector, the state's open market website to shop for health insurance. The money will give brokers an incentive to join the fray of those shopping for health insurance, allowing residents to use a broker to sort through health insurance options,…

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:51:00 +0000

Union chief maintains that Local 25 is a kinder, gentler Teamsters group
With the wounds still fresh from allegations this summer that members of the Teamsters intimidated the cast and crew of "Top Chef" filming in Milton, Local 25 president Sean O'Brien is eager to set the record straight about the union. He called the "Top Chef" story "fiction at best" and bristles as he discusses the negative media that resulted. Most frustrating, O'Brien said, is that the rough-and-tumble image of the Teamsters is the very thing he has been working to change as he works to increase…

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:47:00 +0000

Details of Millennium Tower Boston emerging — penthouse price target is $37.5 million (slideshow)
When the first residents move into Millennium Tower Boston in Downtown Crossing in the summer of 2016, if all goes according to developers' plans, they'll get some of the best views in the city and pay prices to match. The fanciest penthouse in the tower will fetch about $37.5 million, if Millennium Partners' plans come to pass. The 60-story, $680 million building is under construction at the site of the former Filene's Department Store. Other residences among the 442 planned for the location should…

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:26:00 +0000

Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General finalize merger
Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General will operate under a new corporate parent named Wellforce, the companies announced today. The agreement was finalized nearly a month after the entities received Health Policy Commission approval. "We had to wait for the regulatory approvals and the board votes to sign all the legal documents to actually create the parent (organization) – those signings occurred a few days ago," said Julie Jette, director of media relations and publications for Tufts Medical…

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:21:00 +0000

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