Boston Municipal Research Bureau Blog


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>


BPS Schools Show Improvement

Student performance at a number of BPS schools improved in 2016 according to a report by the state. The improvement includes 12 schools rising to Level 1 status, but low performing schools remain a challenge across the District. This year 55% of Boston schools are classified as low-performing, down from 64% in 2015. (read more . . .)