Baker halts expansion of Boston convention center

April 29, 2015 9:28 PM

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Gov. Charlie Baker has put the brakes on a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Administration officials announced on Wednesday they would not be issuing bonds authorized last year by the Legislature for the project, which was aimed at increasing the operating space of the South Boston facility by more than 50 percent and attracting larger conventions in the future.

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