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  • Boston’s residency rule routinely flouted

    Boston Globe - 07/06/2014

    Some analysts argue that the residency law has outlived its usefulness in a city with a surging population and rising housing costs. Northeastern University economist Barry Bluestone said the policy would make sense only if the city was providing housing that allowed people to live in Boston at an affordable price.

    “It seems to me a mistake to limit yourself to only those who can afford to live here or chose to live here,” Bluestone said. “It’s a little parochial to think we have to maintain our own population here and if you are not a Bostonian, you can’t work for the city. I think we should be thinking regionally.”

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