Boston Councilors Hear Tax Fears from Residents, Biz

Boston City Councilors weighing a proposal by Mayor Michelle Wu to ask state permission to temporarily increase the city tax rate on commercial property heard competing and dire predictions from the measure’s supporters and opponents Thursday morning.

The Shadowy Think Tank Fighting Boston City Hall

The Boston Policy Institute says its goal is to shine a light on city development policy and other top issues. But its refusal to make public its sources of funding – and the not altogether happy history one of its founders shares with Mayor Michelle Wu – has prompted whispers of grudge-settling.

Filling the CRE Tax Gap

As thousands of property owners in Boston seek abatements and researchers forecast a steep decline in property tax collections, Mayor Michelle Wu’s options are limited in finding ways to cushion the fiscal blows