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New commuter rail stations will fit neighborhoods to a T

Fairmount Line upgrades bring redevelopment to Dorchester, Mattapan route

The site near the former Cote Ford dealership in Mattapan is near the planned expansion of the Fairmount commuter rail line. (Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff Photo) The site near the former Cote Ford dealership in Mattapan is near the planned expansion of the Fairmount commuter rail line.
By Robert Preer
Globe Correspondent / March 24, 2009

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In the midst of a prolonged real estate slowdown, an old industrial building at Four Corners, a closed garage on Talbot Avenue, and a long-vacant car dealership on Cummins Highway would seem to be unlikely candidates for redevelopment. But the properties, in Dorchester and Mattapan, have an unusual feature that makes them valuable right now: They are near the locations ... (Full article: 828 words)

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