Category: Special Reports


Housing on the Horizon

BMRB Special Report, analyzing Boston’s recent Parcel Disposition Initiative – looks like 458 housing units will be created, along with commercial retail space and open space. All because the City sold or transferred 183 city-owned parcels.

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Boston’s FY18 Budget Increases by 5.0%

A BMRB Special Report,analyzing Boston’s FY18 budget, concludes the City is financially healthy, but must be vigilant in managing employee expenses as well as keeping tabs on realistic revenue growth.


What If Boston Adopts the CPA?

Boston’s voters will decide on November 8th whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) which would result in a 1% surcharge on real property tax bills less exemptions. In our Special Report released today, we provide useful information to enable voters to make an informed decision. Our intent is not to support or oppose the CPA. Full Report>


Next Teachers’ Contract Must Be About Reform

Public education in Boston is at a crossroads and the outcome of the BTU/BPS contract negotiations will go a long way in determining the future of Boston’s Schools. At stake is the ability of the BPS to be more competitive with charter schools in improving student achievement. This contract can be the vehicle to put the BPS on a more level playing field by increasing teacher quality and extending learning time. Read our latest Special Report>