What does Governor-elect Maura Healey want the MBTA’s next leader to be? It’s a fraught decision that will have significant implications for Massachusetts’ ability to combat climate change and its high housing costs.
Thanks to a spike in interest rates, a popular pandemic sales mantra has been replaced with something potentially more toxic, which could leave buyers up the creek if the economy worsens next year.
The ideal plan for implementing the Millionaires Tax is to adopt a big-picture vision over the next year, paired with a comprehensive transportation finance plan that addresses repairs, maintenance and resiliency needs.
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, it’s time to follow up on a few of the hottest topics this column covered since the first of the year. Here’s what happened to several of them.
Better bring your appetite, because columnist Scott Van Voorhis is serving up his annual Turkey Awards: a roundup of 2022’s biggest screw-ups, worst ideas and most mockable memories.
The long-term effects of the pandemic are taking shape in the Greater Boston office market, largely defined by the sluggish return-to-office that continues to challenge the role of the workplace.
Cambridge is a poster child for rich, anti-housing cities region-wide. But a quartet of city councilors there are trying to challenge that orthodoxy in a dramatic way.
The real estate development industry has the power to change lives. Unfortunately, most of our industry is still operating with an “old playbook,” one that prioritizes financial benefit at the expense of social benefit.
It’s that time of year when everyone makes bold predictions about what lies ahead in 2023. But I have my own theory. Yes, prices are coming down, but that doesn’t mean sellers are losing out.
There is wide agreement the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes will cause economic growth to grind to a halt. Less talked about is the risk of a financial crisis as the U.S. central bank simultaneously tries to shrink its massive balance sheet.
Hotels that fail to comply with ADA requirements for online reservation systems face increased risk of liability in the wake of a recent court ruling about who has standing to sue in such cases.
As employers in Boston and beyond begin to adjust to the post-pandemic new normal, it’s clear that the remote work revolution has left its mark. But it’s also clear that companies are still looking for ways to harness the creative and cultural energies of in-person collaboration.
Municipalities are extending, or attempting to extend, their regulatory authority over the use and development of land within their communities, particularly when it comes to alternative energy projects.
As the story of cryptocurrency exchange FTX continues to unfold, regulators point to the warning signs and regulators, investors and industry leaders reflect on what lessons can be learned.
Meta was supposed to be in the middle of a big expansion in Cambridge’s Kendall Square. Now, it’s staring at some of its biggest layoffs ever. Too bad office leases don’t have an edit-undo button.
Last week’s spectacular collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX will likely go down in history as a classic example of why we need diligent and active consumer regulators.
High housing costs helped force tens of thousands more Bay Staters to move away last year than immigrants who picked us as their new home for the first time in many years, experts say, ringing alarm bells about the state’s ability to sustain itself.
Governor-elect Maura Healey has indicated housing will be a top priority for her administration. A new, statewide Office of Fair Housing should be a part of that to help make Massachusetts fairer for everyone.
While other culture heritage months seem to have more obvious ways to celebrate, we may be less clear about how to observe and honor Native American Heritage Month in the workplace. Here are some ideas.