Greenway deal could clear the way for Winthrop Square tower

The City of Boston, Baker administration officials, and key Beacon Hill lawmakers have reached a tentative agreement on a deal that would smooth the way for a massive skyscraper to rise over Winthrop Square and could help finance the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway over the next decade. State Representative Aaron […]

Battle lines drawn over short-term rental tax

    HYANNIS — Lawmakers considering a short-term rental tax took their show on the road Monday, visiting Barnstable Town Hall to gauge public sentiment on the proposal. “We’re here to listen,” said state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, D-Boston, co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Financial Services.  They got an earful. […]

Short-term rentals a complex issue

LENOX — Fair fight. Level playing field. Those catchphrases were heard repeatedly this past week when state lawmakers chose Berkshire County for a public hearing on the likelihood that the state and local communities will tax homeowners who rent space to short-term guests via Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, FlipKey and other […]