In my own hometown of Brockton we had three overrides on the ballot in '08 (all three failed), and then had to lay off more than 400 teachers last week. Sadly, we don't have hundreds of thousands hidden away in other accounts, let … [Read more...]
Override Central — ONE Mass Connect the Dots Sessions
If you are interested in hosting or attending one of our special Municipal Connect the Dots workshops, please contact one of the following ONE Massachusetts staff members: * Yawu Miller - Greater Boston … [Read more...]
This just in – Milton override passed
According to mytownmatters.com, the Milton override passed with about 54% of the vote. Don't know Milton's override history, but that seems a fairly high Yes vote given the economy. Most towns desperately avoided overrides. Complete … [Read more...]
Celebrating the beginning of the revival of the Randolph Public Schools
Randolph decided what kind of government they wanted and decided to pay for it. Cross posted at ONE MassachusettsRANDOLPH — The groundwork was laid during the summer, with the hiring of new staff members and the revision of … [Read more...]
Get your property tax bill yet?
Bottom line, land is a most taxable quantity and this year's push has valued Uncle Bill's "land" at full buildable lot "value" and hit him with a 300% increase. It matters not that the entire piece is 90% underwater now due to those … [Read more...]
Heart Attack Time!
Since prop 2 1/2 limited property taxes the only way around this is to make a science out of revaluations.Hello, Re-Max real estate?Yes, I would like to sell my four family apartment house and buy...well...what do you have in say a David … [Read more...]