Gibbons Ousted as MCCA Boss

David Gibbons is out as Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s executive director following an 8-year tenure that attracted recent criticism of management’s handling of real estate development and diversity efforts.

Convention Centers ‘Starting to Pop’ as Events Return

How is the Boston convention business doing as it rebounds from the pandemic? Officials affiliated with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority used phrases like “surges in demand,” “through the roof,” “off the charts,” “coming back strong” and “maxed out” during a report to the board Thursday.

White Elephant or Black Hole?

As legislators debate the proposed sale of the Hynes Convention Center, Back Bay business leaders say their neighborhood depends for its survival on the facility. And Beacon Hill appears to be listening.

Hotels Hopping Mad About Hynes Proposal

The Back Bay Association is raising the specter of a punishing blow to the Back Bay economy if efforts to redevelop the Hynes Convention Center falter due to economic timing, or the complications of rebuilding on a site partially located above the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Baker Amendment Imperils Short-Term Rental Bill Accord

Gov. Charlie Baker returned the Legislature’s bill to tax and regulate short-term rentals on Wednesday, waiting until the day after the House and Senate adjourned formal sessions for the year to propose an amendment that would exempt homeowners that rent out their units for fewer than 14 days a year.

Baker Mulling Tax Exemption Amendment to Airbnb Bill

Gov. Charlie Baker is considering returning the bill sent to him Monday by the Legislature taxing and regulating short-term housing rentals with an amendment to exempt from taxation owners that rent out their homes or apartments for less than two weeks a year, according sources familiar with ongoing talks.