It's time for the weekly contribution from our sister site Curbed Boston: Curbed Cuts, all the latest neighborhood news...
EAST BOSTON - It seemed a casino at Suffolk Downs in East Boston was gaining a veneer of inevitability. Enter No Eastie Casino. It's a sapling of a group of locals, many longtime and some newcomers, who have a Facebook page and a website, and who oppose a casino in the neighborhood.
DORCHESTER - This 2,500-square-foot, 4-BR, 2-BA high atop Dorchester's Savin Hill is being marketed as either a single- or 2-family (there's a 2-BR unit you could rent out). The biggest thing it had going for it until today was spectacular city views all the way toward the Harbor. Now, it has a price-chop of more than 40 percent down to $495,000. It last traded in March 2002 for $395K.
BACK BAY - The Clarendon in Back Bay is undoubtedly one of the toniest of Boston's tonier buildings, a Robert A.M. Stern-designed masterstroke with walk-in closets big enough to be bedrooms and multitudes of windows per unit. What it doesn't have are a lot of resales of its larger units. This 4-BR, 4.5-BA, 2,428-square-foot corner condo is one of those (the first, in fact, of an A-line 4-BR)—it just hit the market for $4,320,000, or $1,771 a square foot.
JAMAICA PLAIN - Developer BOOM is looking at sites in Jamaica Plain, the South End and Back Bay for what its website calls a residential community "designed with one notion in mind, Live the life you want." Yeah. The BOOM community going up in Palm Springs, Calif., includes room for 800 residents who might have need of a healing fun house and a rooftop mist disco and market (plus 10 swimming pools and three walking trails).