A peaceful crowd estimated at upward of 2,000 by organizers and police called for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns and change his policies during a rally on Cambridge Common on Saturday, which was Tax Day for much of the nation.
The fields of Cambridge Common will host one of the 100-plus Tax Day marches planned for Saturday nationwide, which organizers say will express “outrage” that President Donald Trump hasn’t released his tax returns, despite promises on the campaign trail.
A massive municipal budget of $574.6 million is projected for the coming fiscal year, 4.8 percent and $26.3 million bigger than the current adopted budget, and it comes with an expected bump of 6.2 percent in property tax.
A proposal for a city transfer tax on real estate deals is back after its initial introduction two decades ago. The tax would likely be paid by property buyers, but first-time, middle-income buyers might be exempt.
Boston recently earned the dubious distinction of being named the U.S. city with the widest gap between its top 5 percent and bottom 20 percent of earners – a problem felt in our schools and transit systems. A proposed constitutional amendment could help.
The fall ritual of approving the city’s property tax rate collided Monday with the fast-approaching November election and ongoing debate over the city’s affordable housing crisis, dragging out an inevitable, unanimous approval of a 3.8 percent property tax levy.
Cambridge homeowners can relax. Last night’s unanimous city council vote sends to the state Department of Revenue a plan that freezes or reverses most city property tax rates […]