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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Legislative Proposals for 2017-2018 Session This session, I have filed twenty four (24) pieces of legislation, here are a few highlights and priorities I will be focusing on the next two years: 1) Short-Term Residential Rentals Directs short-term rentals to be registered with State & City Three Different categories of […]
Representative Aaron Michlewitz is suggesting the state could thwart the billion-dollar Winthrop Square skyscraper project if the city of Boston doesn’t agree to put some of the money it would make from the development toward maintaining the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, the park that snakes through the heart of the city.
The number of hosts who list two or more entire homes on Airbnb is growing faster than any other category, a sign more commercial users are cropping up in the Hub. Airbnb hosts who list at least two entire homes surged by 58 percent over the last year, according to […]