After growing up in East Boston and working in the neighborhood for the past decade, Angela D’Amore noticed something missing: a yoga studio.

“I definitely noticed it personally as a void in the neighborhood,” she says, “and I knew just from talking to people that that was a void that people wanted to be filled.”

D’Amore, a school teacher and longtime yoga practitioner, decided to do so herself. This weekend, she’ll welcome her first batch of students to the Point , East Boston’s first barre and yoga studio. (East Boston Meditation Center has offered yoga classes in the past, but public classes are currently on hold.)

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‘LACK OF NEW RETAIL’: Developers are eyeing East Boston to build a 25,848-square-foot shopping plaza, above, for the Maverick Square neighborhood. Under the plans, a funeral home, along with three neighboring buildings would be razed.

A funeral home and three adjacent commercial buildings will have a date with the wrecking ball under plans for a new two-story, 25,848-square-foot retail building at the edge of East Boston’s Maverick Square.

Burlington’s Linear Retail Properties plans the project at Chelsea and Maverick streets, diagonally across from the MBTA’s Maverick Station, in a neighborhood shopping district.

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1. 11 Fields Court #11, Melrose
Price: $415,000
Size: 1,000 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1.5


2. 181-183 Lamartine Street #2, Jamaica Plain
Price: $431,900
Size: 874 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1


3. 64 Greaton Road #1, West Roxbury
Price: $439,000
Size: 1,077 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1


4. 9 Sedgwick Street #3, Jamaica Plain
Price: $425,000
Size: 810 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1


5. 142 Lexington Street #3, East Boston
Price: $400,000
Size: 672 square feet
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1

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The Suffolk Downs Festival of Racing included three days of racing in fall 2015.

A prominent local developer has agreed to buy Suffolk Downs in East Boston, a deal that could turn the down-on-its-luck horse track into a new neighborhood that transforms the northern corner of the city.

A group led by former Boston Redevelopment Authority chief Tom O’Brien has the 161-acre site under contract, according to people familiar with the situation, and a sale could close by summer. The agreement is preliminary and could fall through, the people said, but it’s the clearest sign yet of a new start for Suffolk after plans to build a casino there died in 2014.

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The Institute of Contemporary Art is planning a major expansion — across the harbor in East Boston, in a large dilapidated industrial space once occupied by a copper pipe shop.

The museum’s new waterfront satellite will be filled with immersive artworks, and admission will be free to the public — a rarity in the Boston area. And if all goes according to plan, visitors will be able to dash there by water taxi from the ICA’s home base in the Seaport.

The $10 million renovation project will give the ICA an additional 15,000 square feet, mostly unvarnished space for artists to create works on a seasonal basis.

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4 Waterfront Proposals That Will Anchor East Boston’s Redevelopment

By Nick DeLuca | Saturday, August, 15, 2015

One could argue that East Boston not only has the best view of the city skyline, but it’s one of the most accommodating places to live. The MBTA Blue Line services the neighborhood, which is just a few stops from downtown, and it’s one of the most ethnically and culinary diverse communities. It’s also home to a growing artist enclave.

It comes as no real surprise then that one of Eastie’s most invaluable assets is poised for substantial transformation: the waterfront.

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Mapping the New Development in Busy, Busy East Boston

By Tom Acitelli | Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Few Hub enclaves are changing more than East Boston. The neighborhood has seen not only record-setting deals of late but lightning-fast ones as well. It’s also begun to benefit (or to suffer) from that curious Boston phenomenon of being the next It Neighborhood to welcome those priced out of the last It Neighborhood. Buyers and renters, in short, are easing their ways to Eastie to escape higher costs elsewhere. They have ever more options as our map of new development in the neighborhood demonstrates. Several hundred apartments, even condos, are slated or have recently opened in East Boston.

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East Boston’s Big New Street Project Officially Topping Off

By Tom Acitelli | Friday, November 13, 2015

East Boston is one of the more game-change-y neighborhoods in the entire region, not least because of new development. One of the biggest developments in the New New Brooklyn is the 4-acre project formerly known as 6-26 New Street and now dubbed 10 New Street. Portland, Ore.-based developer Gerding Edlen, the same folks behind Fort Point’s Factory 63 and 315 on A, hosted a groundbreaking for the complex back in December 2014. Now they’re hosting a topping-off this morning at 11:30.

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7 Surprising truths of the real estate boom

SIX YEARS AFTER THE DEPTHS OF THE GREAT RECESSION, NOT EVERYTHING IS AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT IN THE BOSTON MARKET.

By Keith O’Brien | October 29, 2015

At the low point of the Great Recession, in early 2009, talk around Boston was of foreclosures and fear. Six years later, the conversation has flipped. But not everything is what you might expect, says Cassidy Murphy of the Warren Group, a real estate tracking firm in Boston.

1. Over the last five years, the hottest condo market in Boston isn’t Jamaica Plain, or the Seaport, or Charlestown.

THE HOT CONDO MARKETS

Median Condo Sales prices, 2015 vs. 2010

> Dorchester +128.2%

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