Read more about the article Massachusetts Construction News: Boston planning officials to vote on rezoning plan in Allston-Brighton
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 14: Harvard University's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is pictured under construction on Western Avenue in the Allston neighborhood of Boston on Feb. 14, 2019. From the Alewife section of Cambridge to the outer reaches of the Seaport District, from Union Square in Somerville to Barrys Corner in Allston, developers all over Greater Boston are trying to build the next Kendall Square. And its easy to see why. The East Cambridge district is arguably the center of the nations biotechnology industry, as well as major outposts of innovative companies such as Apple, Boeing, and Google. That critical mass has other firms lining up to fill any space that becomes available, driving up rents higher than anywhere else on the East Coast, except for Manhattan. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Massachusetts Construction News: Boston planning officials to vote on rezoning plan in Allston-Brighton

Boston planning officials will vote today on new zoning rules that could speed up the transformation of the neighborhood along Western Avenue in Allston-Brighton.

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Massachusetts Construction News: Say This, Not That: Changing the Conversation Around Construction Careers to Lure Labor

As prices for materials, equipment, labor and shipping continue to increase due to unprecedented inflation in the United States as well as various supply chain crises, both nonresidential and residential construction timelines continue to lengthen. In general, a universal truth when analyzing a labor shortage: productivity declines when the labor supply is tight. In short, projects are more expensive and taking way longer than they should to complete. Baker approved all of the bond authorizations in the nearly $11.4 billion bill (H 5151) he signed Wednesday, including $400 million for immediate safety improvements at the T and $275 million as a down payment toward a western Massachusetts passenger rail expansion, and several of the outside sections packed into the major legislation.

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Massachusetts Construction News: Baker signs $11.4-billion infrastructure law

BOSTON, Mass. (SHNS)– MBTA electrification and safety reporting requirements feature as the most prominent parts of an infrastructure bond bill Gov. Charlie Baker wants to change with an amendment he returned to the Legislature. Baker approved all of the bond authorizations in the nearly $11.4 billion bill (H 5151) he signed Wednesday, including $400 million for immediate safety improvements at the T and $275 million as a down payment toward a western Massachusetts passenger rail expansion, and several of the outside sections packed into the major legislation.

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