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Fossil Fuel Bans Are Not the Solution to Our Climate Crisis

The news is dire. On an almost daily basis, new reports are issued which illustrate the need for immediate action to address a monumental threat to public health and safety, the environment and economic development: climate change. Sea level rise, increased storms and precipitation and rising temperatures will affect all residents and business owners in Massachusetts. The time to act is now.  

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Transfer Taxes Tempt, But Would Only Worsen Housing Crisis: City Budget Threatened if New Investment Discouraged

By Tamara Small | This post originally appeared in Banker & Tradesman on April 3, 2022 The shortage of affordable and workforce housing is currently one of the greatest threats to the Massachusetts economy. With rents and home prices continuing to increase, we see more and more of the workforce priced out of the market…

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Investing in Water Infrastructure Has to Be at the Top of the List

When communities invest in water infrastructure, they protect their residents, set up their local businesses for success and create future opportunities for economic investment – as demonstrated by MassBio’s BioReady evaluation. Such investments in Burlington led to 300 new apartment units in one mixed-use development; similar upgrades in Revere resulted in over 200 new units of housing.  

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The Rubber Meets the Road with Realities of Resilient Reentry

The Rubber Meets the Road with Realities of Resilient Reentry

Last year was a pivotal time for commercial real estate across Massachusetts, and while 2021 is showing promise, there is a long way to go before we get back to pre-pandemic market stability and growth. In addition to the vaccine rollout there are a few critical components to the successful and resilient reopening of the economy.

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Boston First to Embrace Obama-Era Zoning Rules

Boston will become the first major city in the country to incorporate Obama-era, federal anti-discrimination rules into the process of reviewing major new apartment and condo projects. This article was originally published in ENR New England on December 21, 2020.

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COVID-19 Update: Municipalities Receive New Guidance for Project Review; Governor Baker Files Revised Budget Proposal; Eviction Moratorium Ending Oct. 17; Mayor Announces Housing Stability Pledge for Landlords

COVID-19 Update: Baker-Polito Administration Moves Forward with Transition to Phase 4, Step 1

The week of October 12 saw several actions taken regarding the state’s COVID-19 response.

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SJC Supports NAIOP Position in Sudbury v. MBTA

On September 22, in a landmark win for the commercial real estate industry, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) of Massachusetts unanimously affirmed the Land Court’s dismissal in Sudbury v. MBTA , holding that the prior public use doctrine is inapplicable when land owned by a public entity is conveyed to a private entity for a different use.

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COVID-19 Update: Governor Baker Extends Eviction Moratorium

COVID-19 Update: Baker-Polito Administration Moves Forward with Transition to Phase 4, Step 1

On July 21, as expected, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that it will be extending the current eviction moratorium by 60-days, using emergency powers granted by Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2020, An Act Providing for a Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During the COVID-19 Emergency.

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