Representative Michlewitz 2017-2018 Legislative Proposals

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 […]

A Key State Lawmaker Wants More Green for the Greenway

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.

Home Hosts Love Boston

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 […]

Report of Uber ‘Greyball’ Tactics Concerns Boston Officials

Uber has used a secret tool to prevent authorities such as police officers and government inspectors from hailing rides in markets where the service was under scrutiny by local governments, the New York Times reported Friday. The report said the feature, called Greyball, was utilized in Boston. The program makes […]

Could the State Pull the Plug on Greenway Funding?

Could the Greenway soon become the “Brownway”? The state is poised to pull the plug on millions of dollars in funding for the nonprofit that runs the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, setting off tense behind-the-scenes negotiations between state, city, and business officials over the park’s future. The Greenway Conservancy, which […]

City Pressing State for More Neighborhood-Based Liquor Licenses

City officials are pressing state lawmakers to add dozens more liquor licenses in Boston that would be designated for specific neighborhoods, in a move those officials say would close gaps in the law and boost struggling communities like Mattapan. The current law sought to spread the licenses among seven neighborhoods, […]