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No sweeping changes in first year of Wu administration
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No sweeping changes in first year of Wu administration
While the mayor has laid the groundwork toward rent control and some other big-ticket reform items she ran on — like fare-free transit, overhaul of the Boston Planning and Development Agency, and revamped police contracts to tamp down overtime — none of those changes have yet come to pass.
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Landlords weigh in on rent control proposals
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Landlords weigh in on rent control proposals
As part of Mayor Michelle Wu’s ongoing effort to implement rent stabilization in Boston, city property owners were called upon Thursday to share their thoughts on how best to implement the controversial policy.
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Bostonians air views on rent control
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Bostonians air views on rent control
Last Tuesday, the Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) held its first listening session to discuss Mayor Wu’s rent stabilization initiative — a policy that she plans to put before state lawmakers next year.
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Wu convenes rent stabilization group
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Wu convenes rent stabilization group
Last Thursday, Mayor Michelle Wu announced a new advisory committee charged with exploring strategies for rent stabilization in Boston
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Activists urge passage of rent bills
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Activists urge passage of rent bills
Rent control was back on the table Tuesday for Massachusetts lawmakers, as the Joint Committee on Housing held a hearing on several tenant-landlord bills this week, including two that would give municipalities the option to pass rent control measures.
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Rent control not a clear cut divide
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Rent control not a clear cut divide
As candidates for Boston’s top executive office spread themselves across the spectrum on issues, City Councilor Michelle Wu has made it clear that she stands in support of lifting the 1994 state ban on rent control. But acting Mayor Kim Janey has also made it part of her platform, albeit less vocally.
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Mayoral candidates face an electorate that’s moving to the left
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Mayoral candidates face an electorate that’s moving to the left
Of the six lead candidates running for mayor, none backs a fully elected school committee, only one supports rent control.
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