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IQHQ Receives Unanimous BPDA Approval for Amendment to State-of-the-Art Fenway Center Project

Key milestone advances planned development that will meet growing demand for premier life science real estate in the Boston market BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IQHQ, Inc., a premier life sciences real estate development company, today announced that its Fenway Center PDA amendment has been unanimously approved by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). The revised plan for… Continue Reading →

This Fenway office and lab property sold for $270M

109 Brookline Ave. in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. California-based IQHQ Inc., the recently renamed real-estate firm that’s partnering on the development of Fenway Center, has bought an office and lab property on Brookline Avenue near to the future project site. IQHQ Inc. — which was founded as Creative Science Properties — acquired 109 Brookline Ave. in… Continue Reading →

For better health, Bower in Kenmore Square to feature smart-glass

When Bower opens at 771 Beacon St. this spring, the twin-towered residential development will not only include sustainability elements that consider the environment, but “biophilic” ones to improve its residents’ health and happiness. Bower is the first phase of the long-mooted Fenway Center mixed-use, transit-oriented development abutting Lansdowne Station on the commuter rail a mere… Continue Reading →

First part of five-building Fenway Center to open in spring 2020

A 312-unit, two-building apartment project called Bower will mark a milestone in the oft-delayed project The first phase of the five-building Fenway Center development where Beacon Street meets the Massachusetts Turnpike and Commonwealth Avenue will open in spring 2020, according to developer Gerding Edlen, which is developing the phase along with Meredith Management and Nuveen… Continue Reading →

Gun Control Group Marks 25 Years

John Rosenthal, one of the founders of Stop Gun Violence, talks about the group’s 25 years of advocacy for stronger controls and the effect on gun violence. Interview for BNN News. Aired October 16, 2019.

Stop Handgun Violence
25th Anniversary on Oct 24th at House of Blues

Contact: Dom Slowey 781-710-0014 dslowey@sloweymcmanus.com Stop Handgun Violence Celebrates 25 Years of Activism to Enact Sensible, Safe Gun Laws in Massachusetts Urban Massachusetts leads the nation with the lowest gun death rate in the continental United States Oct 9, 2019 (Boston, MA) – Stop Handgun Violence — the Massachusetts based non-profit organization that works to… Continue Reading →

Setting The Record Straight On Gun Violence Prevention

WGBH’s Greater Boston TV segment with John Rosenthal setting the record straight on gun violence prevention. Most Democrats — and Americans — are in favor of expanded background checks for gun purchases, and President Trump recently declared he was as well in the wake of three recent mass shootings that left 34 dead in Texas,… Continue Reading →

Fenway Center Phase 1 Under Construction

Fourteen years after he began planning a major development on land and air over the Massachusetts Turnpike at Kenmore Square, developer John Rosenthal says he is ready to start work on Phase 2 next year. Construction would commence with the part of the project that would sit on firm ground. Talking Points | Tim Logan… Continue Reading →

Smart Growth Transit

After 10 years planning the $470M, mixed-use Fenway Center, developer Meredith Management president John Rosenthal tells us it will be one of Boston’s biggest developments and a true smart-growth transit and renewable energy oriented project. (Now people can stop whining, “Are we there yet?”) This content is from an article titled “A $470M Dream Come True”… Continue Reading →

A $470M Dream Come True

After 10 years planning the $470M, mixed-use Fenway Center, developer Meredith Management president John Rosenthal tells us it will be one of Boston’s biggest developments and a true smart-growth transit and renewable energy oriented project. (Now people can stop whining, “Are we there yet?”) This content is from an article titled “A $470M Dream Come… Continue Reading →

Cause Development

John Rosenthal is active on gun control, homelessness, and the environment — and in his spare time is a developer. CommonWealth | Written by Paul McMorrow |  Photographs by Michael Manning | January 15, 2013  John Rosenthal’s Blackberry lit up. Media requests poured in from NECN, WCVB, and WBUR. MSNBC wanted to talk. Even the Arabic-language… Continue Reading →

“A Lot of Positive Energy”

As Fenway Park turns 100 this season, the neighborhood around it is finally growing up. April 13, 2012 | The Boston Globe | A remarkable renewal in Kenmore Square, the Fenway | As Fenway Park turns 100, development in area surrounding the stadium is finally coming into its own | By Casey Ross, Globe Staff For decades the Fenway… Continue Reading →

Pointing Boston toward future

The empty lots abutting the Mass. Pike as it veers west from the Kenmore Square area are familiar to generations of baseball fans heading to Fenway Park — and don’t conjure up an ounce of nostalgia. They’re a trash-strewn mess. They, combined with the air rights above the Pike itself, amount to the rarest of… Continue Reading →

Judge Clears Way for Fenway Center

The Fenway Center project, stalled for nearly three years by a zoning challenge, is expected to create 1,700 construction jobs. A court ruling has removed the most significant legal barrier standing in the way of the long-delayed Fenway Center development, a $450 million complex of apartments, stores, and offices to be built over the Massachusetts… Continue Reading →