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.
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.
An old tale holds a parable for Massachusetts’ political leaders as they gaze on a new bounty of tax receipts thanks to the success of Question 1. It’s time to be highly strategic about how we use this money and prove the hit to our competitiveness is worth it.
A recent report from the National Association of Realtors crystalizes the generational and class warfare suburbanites have perpetrated on the rest of this nation.
Boston officials laid out a strong plan last week to make sure downtown bounces back better than it was before the pandemic. But key pieces are missing, and a significant infusion of money will likely be needed.
The biggest problem supporters of Question 1 face in convincing a skeptical business community is that it’s highly unclear what this money will actually be spent on.
Beacon Hill has a clear transit to-do list for the coming legislative session, centered around setting the MBTA up for long-term success.
Booms and busts are a natural part of capitalism, but there’s something rather perverse about this particular bust.
Cambridge and California took big steps last week to shed mandated parking minimums in transit-connected areas to help build more reasonably-priced housing and cut carbon emissions.
There’s no savior waiting in the wings for Massachusetts’ housing market. Instead, we have to build one ourselves.
On this, our anniversary, we say a hearty “thank you” to the generations of businesspeople and workers who’ve read our pages and stood by us through the economy’s many ups and downs.
With a scathing report from federal safety investigators now in hand, where does the MBTA – and the business community – go from here?
The Baker administration’s chosen design to redevelop the Charles F. Hurley building in downtown Boston is a disappointment – but not for any architectural reasons.
Massachusetts’ residential brokers and agents shouldn’t let the huge dips in home sales reported last week convince them the sky is falling.
If this crop of state legislators can’t move ADU legalization forward, can we really trust them to take the more substantive actions still needed to move the needle on our housing supply crisis?
It’s ironic the Baker administration’s chosen approach to the much-needed Orange Line shutdown seems destined to further erode the same public trust in the T it was supposed to repair.
With the discount end of the office market shuddering, it’s time for Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Gov. Charlie Baker to be as aggressive as possible in encouraging office-to-housing conversions downtown.
If state infrastructure grants and moral duty aren’t enough to sway residents and officials in Newton and Arlington to pull their weight in solving the state’s housing crisis, could the climate emergency help?
What is the mortgage industry to make of a new analysis that shows more Black and Latino homebuyers received loans in 2020 than ever before, but racial disparities in who gets financed persist? Unfortunately, the CFPB isn’t helping.
A new analysis of Greater Boston’s apartment market shows just how environmentally damaging development policies in the region’s suburbs are – something no natural gas ban can solve.