Animal Rescue League of Boston offering foster homes for pets put out by evictions

The Animal Rescue League of Boston plans to try to keep a roof over the heads of the Boston area’s animals, offering anyone now facing eviction the chance to temporarily put their furry friends up in a foster home.



a person talking on a cell phone: BOSTON MA. - OCTOBER 22:  Aimee Christian, vp animal welfare and veterinary medicine, speaks as the Animal Rescue League announces a program to temporarily house pets during these trying times and went pet owners get beyond the tough time, reunite the pets with their pet owners, rather than pet owners abandoning their pets, on October 22, 2020 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)


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BOSTON MA. – OCTOBER 22: Aimee Christian, vp animal welfare and veterinary medicine, speaks as the Animal Rescue League announces a program to temporarily house pets during these trying times and went pet owners get beyond the tough time, reunite the pets with their pet owners, rather than pet owners abandoning their pets, on October 22, 2020 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

“At the core of its mission, ARL believes in keeping people and pets together, and is offering temporary shelter for animals whose owners may be experiencing housing instability or may be at imminent risk of homelessness,” the organization said

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With new owners, a new era begins for Boston Harbor Cruises

Meanwhile, a familiar face on the Boston waterfront has taken the helm as GM: Bob Lawler, a former executive with Entertainment Cruises, now also part of Hornblower. Most recently, Lawler was general manager at Boston Duck Tours, working with president Cindy Brown for more than three years before leaving last month to join BHC.

Nolan, 45, said her family wasn’t looking to sell the business but Hornblower, with Crestview’s backing, was looking to grow through acquisitions. The Nolans more than doubled the size of BHC, which now has 44 boats in Boston Harbor, since 2006. That year, they bought out business partner Modern Continental, a now-defunct construction company best known for its work on the Big Dig. But Nolan said they realized BHC couldn’t get much bigger on its own, without another strategic partner.

“We sat down as a family and [said], if we ever want to do this, this

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Batterymarch Group Shakes Up Boston Real Estate Brokerage

Real Estate Fiduciary Services

Buying and selling real estate can be tricky business. In Massachusetts, real estate sales agents routinely represent both the buyer and seller in the same transaction, a practice known as dual agency. According to real estate broker Andrew Haigney, “In a dual agency situation, the “double agent” is relieved of the fiduciary duty they may have owed one of the parties, and even better, the agent typically gets double the compensation.” Haigney calls these the high-five transactions – where the agents go back to the office and high five everyone. Haigney thinks it’s time that consumers have a level playing field.

Enter Batterymarch Group, a new Boston-based real estate brokerage firm founded by Haigney. “Our aim is to offer the same high level of client care, due diligence, and valuation discipline one would expect from a prestigious investment firm.” Haigney, a third generation stockbroker, is no

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Boston condo market offers ‘unimaginable’ deals amid pandemic

Boston-area home prices were up an astounding 14.3 percent year-over-year in September, according to the national brokerage Redfin — roughly in line with a nationwide real estate boom being driven by record-low mortgage rates and a shortage of homes for sale. But the downtown condo market has been marching — or stumbling — to the beat of a different drummer.

“The Boston condo market is a great example of what’s happening nationally,” said Kiernan Middleman, an agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential in Boston, which just published its third-quarter report on the city’s condo market. “Buyers are simply leaving the city and heading to the suburbs.”

That shift away from the urban core is evident even within the city limits as condo prices plunged downtown but held their ground in some of Boston’s outlying neighborhoods, according to the report.

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Boston Condo Market In Real Estate Frenzy

The Boston Condo Market has been on a mega rebound over the past few weeks. Downtown inventory rates have dropped significantly and prices are still climbing. Many Boston condos that we have been tracking over the past few weeks have went under agreement at full or over asking price showing the stability & possible frenzy in the 2007 Boston real estate market.

Last week we all read about the real estate frenzy going on in Manhattan right now. Is it the buyers who have been waiting for the bubble to burst over the past 18 months and now are faced to purchase now or rent for another year? Is it the low interest rates that are still active in our marketplace? What is causing this new renewal of the Boston real estate market?

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Finding an Apartment in Boston Which Approves With Bad Credit Or a Broken Lease

Boston is notably the academic center of the United States with many renowned universities. It is also a port, a manufacturing and cultural hub with millions of people converging here either for school, or employment or simply retirements. New workers arrive here daily and as such there is a demand for the many different apartments rental units that are available in places such as Brighton, Hyde Park, East Boston, West End and West Roxbury. Renting an apartment in Boston and its many neighborhoods sometimes requires good credit. This is because it is now standard procedure for the rental units to check credit and rental history to unearth financial well-being and to check for broken leases.

How to rent an apartment in Boston that approves even with broken lease or bad credit

In order to rent an apartment in Boston with a broken lease, bad credit or a criminal background, you … Read More