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Monday 3/18 & Tuesday 3/19 Public Hearing On Wetlands By-Law and Real Estate Sales Tax

The Boston City Council will be holding two public hearings next week of interest to the real estate industry.    Both hearings will be held at Boston City Hall in the Iannella Chamber, 1 City Hall Square 5th Floor.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

WHAT:  Wetlands ByLaw
DATE:  Monday, March 18th
TIME:  11:30
Docket #0250 - An ordinance protecting local wetlands and promoting climate change adaptation in the City of Boston.
SPONSORS:  Councilors Wu, O'Malley, Flaherty, Edwards, Essaibi-George, Flynn, Janey, McCarthy, Zakim and Campbell

WHAT: Real Estate Transfer Tax
DATE:  Tuesday, March 19th
TIME:  2:00 p.m.
Docket #0187 - A hearing regarding a petition for a special law re: An Act Authorizing the City of Boston to Establish an Investor and Commercial Properties Transfer Fee.
SPONSORS:  Edwards, Janey, Wu, Ciommo, Essaibi-George, Flynn, Garrison, O’Malley, Zakim and Campbell

Boston Wetlands, Real Estate Sales Tax Hearing
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Find out what BOMA Boston is offering this spring! 

ENews Features include:
BOMA MAC TOBY Winners!
BOMA Benefit
Save the Date for Upcoming Events 
Winter 2019 Education - BOMI and more
BOMA Membership Renewals
New Members
BOMA International Events

Read the March 2019 ENews

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The Greater Boston Real Estate Board Scholarship has been established to provide scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to graduating high school seniors who reside in Boston or the Greater Boston area.

This scholarship will be guaranteed for two years.  Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated Academic Achievement
  • Leadership Experience and Extra-Curricular Involvement
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
  • Short Answer Response and Essay Response

In order to apply for this scholarship you MUST:

  • Be a class of 2019 graduating high school senior
  • Reside in Boston or the Greater Boston area (click here again to check to you live in this region) or see the list below:

Acton, Arlington, Ashland, Avon, Bedford, Bellingham, Belmont, Boxboro, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Chelsea, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Everett, Foxboro, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Mansfield, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Medway, Melrose, Millis, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Norwood, North Reading, Randolph, Reading, Revere, Sharon, Sherborn, Somerville, Stoneham, Stoughton, Stow, Sudbury, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn, and Wrentham. 

  • Submit a 2019-2020 FAFSA
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The deadline to apply is April 1st.

 

 

GBREB Foundation Scholarship Deadline April 1
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Find out what BOMA Boston is offering this winter! 

ENews Features include:
February Networking Night
BOMA Benefit
Save the Date for Upcoming Events 
Winter 2019 Education - BOMI and more
BOMA Membership Renewals
New Members
BOMA International Events

Read the February 2019 ENews

February 2019 ENews
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Elevator Inspections:  Overtime Update

  The Office of Public Safety and Inspections has announced that overtime for elevator inspections are are available again.

You may now request overtime for Annual, Placard Removal, New Construction, Modernization, Repair, Alteration, and Fire Service Inspections.

The application and overtime payment must be submitted through the IPS Portal prior to the request being made. Requests for overtime inspections should be sent to elevator.overtime@mass.gov with a copy to elevator.scheduler@mass.gov. Please make your requests at least two days prior to your desired date. Include the type of overtime inspection, and the requested date and time in your e-mail. You must attach a Pre-Inspection Checklist if you are scheduling a New Installation or Modernization.

All types of inspections are still available on regular time. If you wish to request an inspection on regular time please follow the procedure currently in place by sending your request to elevator.scheduler@mass.gov. Specify in your request that you wish to have the inspection done on regular time.

Please note that the procedure for scheduling regular Overtime Fire Service at night has not changed. You must submit your payment for, and schedule Fire Service Overtime at the same time that you pay for your Annual Inspection. The Fire Service Inspection must be completed prior to the Annual. If the OTFS is not performed prior to the Annual, the unit will be written up, and the Fire Service will be tested during the day at the 90 Day Re-Inspection. Regular Overtime Fire Service must be scheduled by phone call to our office, not through e-mail.



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Thank you to our BOMA Members for a wonderful year! We are looking forward to what 2019 has to bring and hope you will join us for another great year of education, programming, and networking. We look forward to your participation this year!

Here's how you can renew:

1Renew Online by logging into your online BOMA Boston account. By renewing online, a receipt will be sent to you automatically. If you are in need of your username and password, please email Courtney.
2. Scan the completed invoice and send your payment to Courtney.
3. Fax your payment information to (617) 588-0286.

4. Send your payment information via snail mail to BOMA Boston (Attn: Courtney McHugh), Three Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suite, Boston, MA 02108.

5. Call in payment information at (617) 399-7867.


*Please note the deadline to renew your dues is January 31st, 2019.

Renew Your BOMA Membership Today!
 

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BOMA Roundtable - 2019 Market Update
Mar 26, 2019
One Financial Center
Floor 2, Essex Room
Boston, MA
LEED GA Workshop
Apr 09, 2019
Three Center Plaza
Mezz
BOSTON, MA
BOMI: Design, Operations, And Maintenance Part I
Apr 10, 2019 - May 29, 2019
Alexandria Real Estate
400 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA
BOMA Springfest
May 02, 2019
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA
BOMA Tech Tour: 100 Northern Ave
May 03, 2019
CBRE
100 Northern Ave
Boston
BOMI: Budgeting And Accounting
Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
BOMA Offices
Three Center Plaza
Mezzanine Suite
Boston, MA

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BOMA Roundtable - 2019 Market Update
One Financial Center
11:45am
 
LEED GA Workshop
Three Center Plaza
8:30am
 
BOMI: Design, Operations, And Maintenance Part I
Alexandria Real Estate
8:00am
 
BOMA Springfest
100 Federal Street
5:30pm
 
BOMA Tech Tour: 100 Northern Ave
CBRE
9:30am
 
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