Fallon: Vertex Deal Is A 'game Changer'

It’s been a long six years for Joe Fallon and his dreams for the South Boston waterfront, but these days the developer’s on a roll with butter on his back. As of Thursday morning, Fallon said he was already plotting to advance the second stage of development at his sprawling, 21-acre project site on Fan Pier. That was roughly an hour after official word had spread about Fallon’s $1 billion-plus deal to officially move Vertex Pharmaceuticals into a 1.1 million-square-foot space at the corner of Northern Avenue and Fan Pier Boulevard.