Opinion

A Northern Heading for Business Growth

A Northern Heading for Business Growth

Massachusetts’ North Shore, a bubbling biotech, microelectronics and industrial tech hub, presents several desirable characteristics for companies looking for new headquarters and manufacturing expansions.  

It’s Time to Curb the Economic Development Racket

It’s Time to Curb the Economic Development Racket

The all-out scramble to lure GE’s headquarters to Boston still sticks in my craw. Five years on from that debacle, there’s a budding campaign to officials from throwing away our hard-earned tax dollars on such dubious corporate recruiting campaigns.

Buyers Can Do Better Than FHA

Real estate professionals who do not make their clients aware of non-FHA options are doing them a great disservice. In this hot housing market, LMI buyers need more buying power, not less.

Does Someone Need to Sue for Rental Assistance?

Massachusetts has set aside roughly $1 billion for pandemic rental assistance. But roughly half of applicants aren’t able to finish their 13-page applications. The net result is a loss of affordable housing run by small landlording businesses, plus despair in many Massachusetts homes.

How About a Little Public Shaming on Cape Cod?

How About a Little Public Shaming on Cape Cod?

If the Cape’s housing crisis could be solved by words of warning and good intentions, there would already be thousands of new apartments across the Cape. It’s time for leaders who see what’s going on to start calling out the culprits.

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