Urban

After Winter Woes, New Board Takes Control of Boston Transit

Historic snowstorms brought the city's buses and trains to a standstill for weeks. Is new leadership enough to get the agency back on track?

Millennials Remade Cities, But Will They Keep Living in Them?

Officials in several cities transformed by young adults try to predict their next move.

Will New Housing Rules Really Reduce Racial Segregation?

After many places failed to enforce parts of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the feds are trying again. But this time, they're offering agencies more help.

Obama Tries to End the Cycle of Broken Poverty Promises

Pouring federal aid into poor communities hasn’t accomplished much in the past. But the Obama administration insists its Promise Zones program will be different.

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