A group of developers on November 30 proposed tearing down everything but the stone facade of the five-story Hotel Alexandra building at 631 Washington Street in the South End and replacing it with a 12-story, 150-room boutique hotel complete with rooftop bar. Such a transformation would it would cap years of back and forth on the Hotel Alexandra site. … Read more at Curbed Boston.



Local Startups Raised Over $414 Million in November

Boston startups had a lot of thanks to give this November with couple of big funding rounds for companies this month. TILT Holdings, a company that delivers solutions for cannabis companies including infrastructure support, business services, cannabis supply-chain from cultivation to consumption, raised $119 million in an equity round of funding. … Read more at American Innovation.



Cambridge Startup Introduces Smarter, Tougher Scooter

It’s the diagnosis of Superpedestrian CEO Assaf Biderman that bike- and scooter-share startups know far too little about bikes and scooters. His Cambridge, MA-based transportation technology startup is announcing its foray into scooter sharing today with what it says is a smart, durable, and efficient scooter of its own. … Read more at Xconomy.