Real estate

Fenway Center developer, rebuffed by Menino, asks new Boston mayor for tax breaks

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In a last-ditch effort to save one of the city’s largest construction projects, developer John Rosenthal is asking Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s administration for a $7.8 million tax break to help build a massive complex of buildings near Fenway Park.

Though his request was rebuffed by former mayor Thomas M. Menino, Rosenthal submitted a new application to Walsh, and so far his pitch is getting a warmer reception.

“John’s a good man and I know he’s been working on this project for a long time,” Walsh said in an interview with the Globe last Thursday. “We’re going to look at it (his proposal), and do what’s best for the city.”

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