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CAMBRIDGE HOUSING LOTTERY LURES MIDDLE CLASS

By Tim Logan | GLOBE STAFF October 20, 2015

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Some of the apartments in the new Kendall Square building (right) will be reserved for families that earn up to $118,200 a year.

In the latest sign of the housing crunch gripping Greater Boston, Cambridge on Monday held a lottery to provide affordable housing for families whose income tipped into the six-figures.

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HUNDREDS PULL PLANES TO RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEACH

7News | October 18, 2015

BOSTON (WHDH) –

Hundreds of people from around the country took on a special plane-pulling challenge at Logan airport Sunday to raise money for cancer research.

Twenty teams participated in the event, which was co-hosted by 7News’ Jadiann Thompson.

Members on each team pitched in to try and pull a giant JetBlue plane on the airport’s tarmac. Plane pullers said the job looked easy, but with the plane weighing more than 100,000 pounds, it was difficult to pull it.

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The real esMetro Eastietate boom in Eastie

Eastie is seeing an influx of residential interest.

By Megan Johnson | October 13, 2015

East Boston is blowing up. If you mention the historic, waterfront neighborhood in conversation, chances are someone will tell you they have a friend buying a place in Eastie, where real estate is booming.

And then there are the people who don’t even know where the neighborhood is.

“It’s amusing to see people’s reactions to hearing that I live here,” says Amelia Sutton, 33. “It’s crazy that somewhere so close to downtown is basically unknown to most people. You get one of two responses: ‘Wait, like near the airport?’ or “That’s a really up-and-coming neighborhood!’ I’ve been hearing that for seven years.”

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SaratogaFOR SALE: HOMES IN EAST BOSTON AND CHARLESTOWN

CITY CONDOS LISTED FOR LESS THAN $400,000.

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863 SARATOGA STREET, UNIT 2 / EAST BOSTON $316,500

 SQUARE FEET 844

 CONDO FEE $200 per month (includes heat, hot water, gas, sewer)

 BEDROOMS 1

 BATHS 1 full

 LAST SOLD FOR $162,000 in 2005

PROS Set in a 1900 three-decker on a corner lot, this unit is about a 10-minute walk to the Orient Heights MBTA stop. The side entry opens into the kitchen and main living space, which was remodeled in 2006-2007 to create an open floor plan and a new kitchen with maple-finished wood cabinets, wraparound counter, and stainless appliances. A nook holds the laundry closet and would make great office space. Hardwood flooring extends into the living and dining area. The updated bath has a pedestal sink and oversized tile shower with glass door. Bedroom features include bay windows and a ceiling fan. All four units share the backyard patio. Pets are allowed. CONS No parking space; it’s just street parking here.

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