PILOT Agreements: Nonprofits’ Fair Portion or Government Extortion?

A new white paper by Pioneer Institute calls for increased transparency over the basis for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) agreements between municipal governments and nonprofit organizations, while also encouraging nonprofits to publicize and expand the community benefits they provide.

MassAnalysis: Drawing data-based comparisons between cities and towns

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Massachusetts has 351 cities and towns—a constellation of communities…

What impact do Massachusetts home prices have on Boston commuters?

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Massachusetts is commonly ranked one of the most expensive states…

Should Boston want to be the home of Amazon’s second headquarters?

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Amazon is the kind of company whose mere presence is enough to…

Is local government in Massachusetts too pervasive?

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In a country as culturally and politically diverse as the United…

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…

What do Property Taxes Mean for your Town?

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

Addressing Greater Boston’s Housing Crunch

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Greater Boston’s housing crisis has emerged as one of the most…

Pioneer Calls for Creation of $20 Million Middle Cities Infrastructure Fund

Read news coverage in The Enterprise of Brockton. Convention…

The Convention Center Expansion was a House of Cards

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In a piece by Jack Encarnacao in the Boston Herald, Richard…

Introducing MassAnalysis: Online tool for comparing communities

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Want to benchmark your community against its peers? Want to bring…

Detroit Breakdown

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The New York Times today is reporting that Detroit is eligible…

Is Detroit coming to Massachusetts’ cities?

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Anybody who expects a Chapter 9 filing in Massachusetts in…

Outsourcing Helps Cities and Towns Provide Better Services for Less

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New Report Shows Municipalities across the Bay State Can Reduce Costs by 75% and Increase Productivity by Contracting Services

Harvard’s Effort to Make Cities Matter

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Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative has recently launched…

Governor’s Budget & Plan for Cities

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When it comes to the aspects of the Governor's agenda that…

GLOBE OP-ED: Mass. cities need new deal with public employees

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The Mayor of New Bedford-- one of Pioneer's Middle Cities--…

Housing Programs in Weak Market Neighborhoods

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Author: Peter A. Gagliardi, Executive Director, HAP Inc. This…