State Rep. Michlewitz Proposes New Regulations on Short-Term Rentals (AirBnb)

A new legislative proposal by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz would enforce a three-tier regulation on properties being rented on a short-term basis through online portals such as AirBnB, HomeAway, and Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO). This issue first arose two years ago when, driven by neighborhood questions and concerns, State Reps Aaron […]

AirBNB Taxes, Regulation in New House Bill

Short-term rentals such as Airbnb units would be regulated more like hotels, taxed and subject to inspections, insurance requirements, and registration with the state, under legislation due for introduction Monday by a House leader. The bill calls for significantly more taxation and regulation than separate plans previously backed by Governor […]

For Harbor Garage Project, Space is the Current Frontier

The latest twist is that the city might require more open space on the site than it previously proposed, reducing the footprint of what Chiofaro could build. The potential adjustment comes after the Boston Planning & Development Agency sifted through hundreds of community comment letters and found that neighbors and […]