Don’t Let Towns Ban Gas Hook-Ups

A proposal is moving through the State House to let Cambridge and several of the wealthiest Boston suburbs ban natural gas use in new buildings. It’s the wrong idea at the wrong time and could hurt housing production where it’s needed most. 

Can More Diverse Boards Help Fix Segregation?

The national examination of our country’s racist past has sparked growing interest and debate over dusty, decades-old zoning rules suburban communities in the Boston area have thrown up over the years to bar construction of apartments and affordable housing.

Trump Admits Dark Truth Behind NIMBYism

The president has exposed an unpleasant truth lurking just beneath the surface – and occasionally right in the open – about decades of resistance in Boston’s suburbs to the construction of new housing.

Newton Embraces Growth Spurt

Newton is suddenly experiencing its largest commercial building boom in decades – all via mixed-use projects – and city officials say they would welcome more.

When Bad Housing Policy Turns Deadly

A handful of Greater Boston communities have become ground zero for the coronavirus pandemic in Massachusetts, thanks in part to the overcrowded conditions forced by too-high rent and too few rental units.