Other cities’ experiments with “rent control 2.0” offer clues to how Boston Mayor Michelle Wu may try to fulfil a key campaign promise while keeping developers on-side.
Northeastern University and Boston University released messages from senior leaders in recent days announcing their intention to return to traditional, in-person classes starting this fall, even though COVID-19 may not be fully eradicated by then.
Boston-area landlords are continuing to ramp up concessions in an effort to lure more tenants, but a new nationwide study from Zillow suggests that the sweeteners and discounts could be luring Gen Z renters.
In a win for colleges and some landlords, the federal government agreed to rescind controversial guidelines that would have barred international students from staying in the United States if they took online-only course loads in the fall.
All undergraduate and graduate courses at Harvard University will be taught online this fall, and the school will open campus to house up to 40 percent of its maximum capacity in dormitories, officials announced Monday.
Cities will always bounce back. But, for now, Massachusetts’ urban economies appear fragile, and the forces that keep them humming are in danger of dissipating.
Owners of new apartment buildings in the Boston area are facing unprecedented times trying to fill units amid the coronavirus outbreak and economic downturn that’s left many would-be tenants wary of moving into unfamiliar and oftentimes more expensive living quarters.