Everett on the Rise

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This year, the City of Everett is celebrating its 125th anniversary.…

Managing Growth in Malden & Somerville: A Tale of Two Cities

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The influx of new residents into Boston and its surrounding communities…

A Safe Bet For Massachusetts

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As talk heats up around town about a possible deal to sell and…

Meeting the Housing Needs of an Aging Population

Guest post by Mariella Rutigliano Many Americans struggle…

What do Property Taxes Mean for your Town?

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Earlier this year, the Boston Globe published an article comparing…

Town Residents Clash with Developers over Chapter 40B Housing Law

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M.G.L. Chapter 40B, Sections 20 through 23, (commonly referred…

What Your Real Estate Agent Might Not Tell You

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Before you buy a home in Massachusetts, check out that other…

Kerry should leave lending standards alone

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Our compassionate Sen. John Kerry is at it again, in behalf…

Why does this always seem like Boston's default attitude?

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Today's Globe has an article on a little-known provision of the…

Questions Michael Flaherty, Sam Yoon and Kevin McCrea should be asking

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The Globe this week ran successive stories (here and here) regarding…

One Last Word on the Film Tax Incentives

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Yesterday's Globe had an article critical of the film tax credit…

Floor falls out in California housing

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On the LA Times blog today there is a distressing bit of news…

Supply vs. Demand - and Demand is winning

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The Boston Zoning Commission voted yesterday to approve the City…

Concentrating poverty in our cities

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The Globe reports in "Warehouse for the Poor" that Holyoke and…

Tough fight but they are right

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Lenore and Skip Schloming of the Small Property Owners Association…

Stack em high

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What level of concentration of poverty is the right amount? …

46 years ago and still true

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Jane Jacobs was the maven of public input, but she is also in…

A shrinking dependency ratio

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But fewer younger, healthier people are joining the state's workforce…

Housing and Land Use Policy in Massachusetts

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ANOTHER CARROT FOR THE HOUSING MARKET? STATE INCENTIVES NOT ENOUGH…

Beware of Administrations Bearing Gifts

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Remember the pledge to put 1000 new police officers on the street? That…

Who will train Portland to love transit?

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So, back to Randal O'Toole's Debunking Portland. Everyone would…

Portland is a City that Doesn't Work?

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I walk to work, and I cannot for the life of me understand how…

A LOT of GBH tote bags

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I like "Sesame Street," as I don't think pre-school children…

Quo Vadis?

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Ross Gittell in the New England Journal of Higher Education/Summer…

Welcome Aboard the Massachusetts Business Cost Express!

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A hearty welcome to the New England Public Policy Center at the…

Jim on WGBH - Housing

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At 7 p.m. sharp (in three minutes), with David Wluka of the Massachusetts…

The HousingWorks Affordable Housing Website

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Sure, fight the housing shortage, just not here.

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Is what's good for Springfield also good for Amherst? Friend…

Market approaches to blogging

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Subsequent to a number of emails on the post mentioning Tom Waits,…

Not so obvious: who is driving the market for 55+ housing?

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Sunday Globe's real estate section didn't get it right about…