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Thursday’s Brief: Property Speculation Taxes, Neighborhood History, New Opera Season Details

Things to know for Thursday

It’s Thursday, January 25 and if you’re a fan of the Opera then you’re in luck because I have some news for you! The Boston Lyric Opera just released new details about its Spring 2018 season. This upcoming season will feature two new productions, one being the theater-staple The Threepenny Opera, and the other being Trouble in Tahiti/Arias and Barcarolles presented as a cabaret, click here for more details

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Here’s what else you need to know for Thursday…

Notable News:

Boston councilor would tax property flippers and other housing speculators

Charlestown, East Boston and North End City Councilor representative, Lydia Edwards, proposed taxes on property speculation as a way to keep Boston grounded and off of the path towards becoming the next Manhattan. Councilors agreed to schedule a hearing on Edward’s proposal, Universal Hub has the full story.

Neighborhood History: Remains of Boston’s Second Baptist Church Building:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Saturday, January 27:

5:00PM Masks and music of Carnevale through Commedia dell’Arte. Pazzi Lazzi’s Chiara Durazzini and Dan Meyers join forces for a unique Carnevale-inspired presentation featuring Commedia dell’Arte masks and Renaissance-period music. This family friendly event is taking place at I Am Books at 189 North Street, click here for additional details.

From the Community:

Report: Boston-Area Working Ports at Tipping Point, Primed for Innovation

Boston Harbor Now released a report that shows certain DPAs within Boston’s Inner Harbor are seeing maritime use rates well below 50 percent. The data suggests that as market demand for waterfront land continues to increase, it will be more challenging to maintain a diverse mix of Harbor uses – calling out the ongoing discussion of how the region should plan for an invited in these limited spaces, continue reading.

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One Reply to “Thursday’s Brief: Property Speculation Taxes, Neighborhood History, New Opera Season Details

  1. Would property speculation include someone who purshases a property for the purpose of rental or only someone who purchases a property for the purpose of resale.

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