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Boston a Leader in FY20 NIH Funding
Boston’s medical, educational, biotech and healthcare institutions received $2.3B in research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in FY20.
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FY22 School Budget $1.3B
The Boston School Committee approved at $1.3B budget for FY22 that is $36.1M or 2.9% more than FY21. Grants funds aid in recovery and reopening of schools.
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COVID-19 Effect on Mid-Year Budget Revisions
Boston reduced its FY21 budget by $17.0M (0.5%) from $3.612B to $3.595B, necessitated by the pandemic’s economic impact.
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Boston’s Tax Rates Set for FY21
Boston's assessed property values continue on a decade long trend of growth, rising 8.2% over last year.
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Seat Open on the Boston School Committee
Applications now being accepted for School Committee Opening - Apply by January 29th
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Research Bureau In the News

Janey takes office as city’s first Black, first woman mayor – City faces COVID pandemic, push for racial equality
By Morgan C. Mullings | Bay State Banner | March 24, 2021

Walsh was an empathetic mayor who leaves behind a lasting mark, as well as unfinished projects
By Milton J. Valencia | The Boston Globe | March 22, 2021

In remarks to city watchdog, Janey says, ‘I am living proof that Boston is a city of possibilities’
By Danny McDonald | The Boston Globe | March 11, 2021

‘Civilianizing’ police details can be win-win-Thousands of requests go unfilled even as BPD maintains a stranglehold on those lucrative gigs
Editorial | The Boston Globe | February 24, 2021

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR Clouds are on the horizon when it comes to Boston’s financial strength
Greg Ryan and Gintautas Dumcius | Boston Business Journal | February 4, 2021

Editorial: Skip the special
Bill Forry | Dorchester Reporter | January 27, 2021

Boston councilors mull override of special mayoral election
Sean Phillip Cotter | Boston Herald | January 26, 2021

Uncertainty Is Looming For Future City Budgets
Ian Stevenson | The Boston Guardian | January 15, 2021

Assessed Values Rise Significantly as Property Tax Bills Increase in Eastie
John Lynds | East Boston Times | January 13, 2021

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