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Boston rent control plan on the ropes

WHAT DO YOU call the opposite of a trial balloon?  A deep-six signal?  Whatever the term for it, it sure looks like legislative leaders are giving it some play when it comes to Boston’s home-rule petition to reestablish rent control in the city.  Mayor Michelle Wu has made reining in rents a centerpiece of her […]

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Walsh, council in budget showdown

THE BOSTON CITY COUNCIL and Mayor Marty Walsh are in a high-stakes budget standoff fueled by the pandemic, policing issues, and political positioning a year ahead of a mayoral election.  The council is scheduled to convene on Wednesday for its final meeting before the city’s fiscal year ends on June 30, with some councilors threatening […]