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With lottery luck, pricey digs at 'affordable' rent

At Back Bay's Mandarin, 10 apartments put aside for the fortunate without fortunes

A lottery to award 10 affordable apartments in the Back Bay's Mandarin Oriental will begin Monday. A lottery to award 10 affordable apartments in the Back Bay's Mandarin Oriental will begin Monday. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/file)
By Jenifer B. McKim
Globe Staff / November 29, 2008

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You don't have to be superrich to live in the Mandarin Oriental. Just lucky. Beginning Monday, the city's most luxurious new address will begin accepting applications for a lottery that will select tenants to live in the $300 million complex's 10 "affordable apartments." (Full article: 770 words)

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