The ‘teardown truce’?

City officials have tried to curb the demolition of historic homes by imposing delays on knockdowns — partly to preserve some of Newton’s stately Victorian and Italianate homes, partly to stave off the rise of new homes filling out local neighborhoods.

But officials are cutting developers and property owners some slack under the delay rule by

The teardowns just keep coming

The teardowns just keep coming

A timely article in Globe West today about a contractor in Needham trying to save older affordable homes in Needham from demolition by buying, renovating and selling them. Here’s what the developer, Barbara Jones, told the Globe: “Just to take down an old house...

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