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From the Office of Senator Boncore: Bill to Collect Vital Public Health Data, Establish COVID-19 Diversity Task Force

The Massachusetts State Senate has passed bipartisan legislation to promote equity and transparency as the Commonwealth continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, An Act Addressing COVID-19 Data Collection and Disparities in Treatment, would increase the amount of statewide, publicly available data as it relates to the coronavirus, and establish a task force to Read More…

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From the Office of Senator Boncore: Student Opportunity Act

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed the Student Opportunity Act, an unprecedented $1.5 billion new investment in Massachusetts K-12 public education. Assuming inflation, over time the bill could provide an estimated $2.2 billion.  The Student Opportunity Act significantly helps school districts that serve high concentrations of low-income students. At the same time, school districts across the Read More…

Featured Government Real Estate

Statewide Short-Term Rentals Regulations Back on the Table

State regulations on short-term rentals (AirBnB, HomeAway, VRBO, etc.) are back on the table after the Massachusetts House and Senate reached an agreement in late December, during the waning days of the two-year legislation session. Governor Baker received the revised bill on Thursday, December 20, and now has ten days to decide if he will sign Read More…

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Governor Baker Sends Back Proposed State Regulation of Short Term Rentals (AirBnb, etc.)

Governor Charlie Baker has sent back the Mass. legislature’s bill to regulate and tax short-term rentals (AirBnb, Homeaway, VRBO, etc.). Formal legislature sessions have concluded for the year which puts the entire regulatory effort in question. The action comes on the heels of the City of Boston passing its own short-term rental ordinance last month with Read More…

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Boncore Named Chair of Joint Committee on Housing

News from the Office of State Senator Joseph Boncore: Boncore Named Chair of Joint Committee on Housing Senate President Rosenberg appoints Boncore to Chair Housing, Vice Chair of Transportation, Health Care Financing Senate President Rosenberg named Senator Joseph A. Boncore Chairman of the Joint Committee on Housing last Wednesday. “I am honored to chair this Read More…

Event Notices Government

From the State Senator’s Office: Commonwealth Conversations 2017 Tour

Our local State Senator Joe Boncore shares the following announcement regarding the Commonwealth Conversations Tour, a statewide listening tour for local residents, groups and businesses to share community ideas and challenges with state senators. There will be a public forum on January 31 at 6pm at Suffolk Law’s Sargent Hall (120 Tremont Street). The Massachusetts State Senate Read More…

Government

Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Senator Joseph Boncore Sworn in to State Legislature

The North End’s elected State officials were sworn in on Wednesday, January 4th as the new legislative session gets underway at the Massachusetts State House. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz took the oath for the 5th time in the House of Representatives. Rep. Michlewitz is a lifelong North End resident representing the Third Suffolk District, comprised primarily of the Read More…