Tag: Public Authorities and Municipalities

What You Need To Know: Boston and Cambridge Energy Use Disclosure Ordinances

By Jennifer L. Ioli on January 5, 2015
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On July 28, 2014, Cambridge, Massachusetts enacted an energy use disclosure ordinance, joining Boston and several other cities. The Cambridge... Read More »

Must a Retail Business Allow an Individual to use its Property to Solicit Signatures for Elective Office?

By Edward M. Bloom on November 11, 2013
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In 2012, Steven Glovsky needed 1,000 signatures in order to be placed on the ballot for a seat on the... Read More »

10 Things Real Estate Developers and Investors Should Know About Boston Zoning and Local Permitting

By Sherin and Lodgen on September 17, 2013
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Major real estate development projects like the former Filenes site downtown and the New Balance “Boston Landing” project in Brighton... Read More »

10 Key Features of the Massachusetts Transportation Funding Legislation

By John J. Slater III on August 27, 2013
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The ULI Boston Infrastructure Council, which I Co-Chair, has in recent years engaged in an effort to demonstrate to the... Read More »

10 Highlights of “An Act Promoting the Planning and Development of Sustainable Communities”

By on August 11, 2013
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Support grows as Zoning Reform Law is Referred to Committee With the support of numerous environmental, housing and planning groups (along... Read More »

An Act Preventing Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures

By on September 12, 2012
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On August 3, 2012, Governor Patrick of Massachusetts signed “An Act Preventing Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures” into law.  As suggested... Read More »

Permit Extension Act Extended Once More in Massachusetts

By Sherin and Lodgen on August 29, 2012
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The development community within the Commonwealth was the recipient of a welcome benefit following Governor Deval Patrick’s signature of the... Read More »

Liquor License Applications – Counsel and Patience Required

By Sherin and Lodgen on June 6, 2012
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In their two-page “How to Get a Liquor License in Massachusetts” article, the instructional website eHow.com claims: “applying for your... Read More »

Gaming in Massachusetts: What are the stakes to play in the new regulatory system?

By Sherin and Lodgen on May 30, 2012
slot machine in casino

On November 22, 2011, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law An Act Establishing Expanded Gaming in the Commonwealth (the “Act”),... Read More »

U.S. D.O.J. Extends ADA Compliance Date For Pools And Spas

By Sherin and Lodgen on May 29, 2012
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Public accommodations with pools and spas built before March 15, 2012 now have until January 31, 2013 to comply with... Read More »