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Tag: Public Authorities and Municipalities

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

01/05/2015   |   BY Jennifer Ioli Connelly

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?

11/11/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

In 2012, Steven Glovsky needed 1,000 signatures in order to be placed on the ballot for a seat on the... Read More »

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

09/17/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Major real estate development projects like the former Filenes site downtown and the New Balance “Boston Landing” project in Brighton... Read More »

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10 Key Features of the Massachusetts Transportation Funding Legislation

08/27/2013   |   BY John J. Slater III

The ULI Boston Infrastructure Council, which I Co-Chair, has in recent years engaged in an effort to demonstrate to the... Read More »

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

08/11/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

With the support of numerous environmental, housing and planning groups (along with some municipal leaders and, most recently, The Boston... Read More »

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An Act Preventing Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures

09/12/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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Permit Extension Act Extended Once More in Massachusetts

08/29/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The development community within the Commonwealth was the recipient of a welcome benefit following Governor Deval Patrick’s signature of the... Read More »

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Liquor License Applications – Counsel and Patience Required

06/06/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

In their two-page “How to Get a Liquor License in Massachusetts” article, the instructional website claims: “applying for your... Read More »

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

05/30/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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

05/29/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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“Stretching” the Stretch Energy Code

05/23/2012   |   BY John J. Slater III

The Board which promulgates the State Building Code is considering amendments to the State Energy Code which will increase the... Read More »

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Private Development of Public Land: 7 Key Tips for Developers

05/09/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Developers seek out publicly-owned land for private development projects for a number of reasons, ranging from the unique locations available... Read More »