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Thank you!

March 1, 2017 @ the Seaport Hotel Boston

Over 400 guests attended the 85th Annual Meeting of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau. Thank you to all our sponsors and attendees.


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Don’t Settle Teachers’ Contract Without Bold Reform

March 22nd – With a teacher “rally for a fair contract” planned for this afternoon, it’s important to remember that this contract is the vehicle to bring bold reform to the BPS. Both sides need to focus on reforms that will provide students with a quality education and help Boston become more competitive with charter schools. Improving teacher quality is the single most important strategy to increasing student achievement. (read more . . .)


Boston’s Pension Liability Declines

The Boston Retirement System’s unfunded actuarial accrued liability decreased to $1.48B, down from $1.69B. The funded portion of the BRS actuarial liability increased from 70.2% to 74.9%. Continuing with an aggressive funding schedule will keep Boston on the path to reach full funding by 2025. (read more . . .)