The Rent Control Debate is a Red Herring

As frightening as the prospect of a rent control proposal on Beacon Hill may be to some the issue is a red herring that threatens to distract everyone from efforts to get Gov. Charlie Baker’s Act to Promote Housing Choice passed as soon as possible.

Hello Rent Control, Goodbye New Apartments

Overnight, a new push by a pair of progressive state lawmakers to bring back rent control would pull the rug out from under the apartment boom, one that has seen a bevy of new rental high-rises take shape in Boston and Cambridge.