House Democrats have exploited campaign finance law to pay rent for dozens of campaign offices used by their candidates in 2018 — an arrangement that's further padded the party's massive financial advantage in the midterms even as Republicans cry foul. A number of House Democratic candidates haven't paid a dime to rent the buildings where they based their campaign operations, according to a POLITICO review of Federal Election Commission records. Others rented space earlier this year but suddenly stopped some or all of the payments after winning their primaries. In their place, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee picked up the tab — paying over $1 million in office rent to property managers and limited liability companies in 22 states over the past two years, the committee's FEC reports show.Story Continued Below The spending on 52 offices around the country, known internally as DCCC “Battlestations," comes from a special fund established under a 2014 law … [Read more...] about House Dem candidates snag free office rent
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Katheleen Conti Globe Staff May 10, 2018 A walk along Cambridge Street in East Cambridge can feel like taking a stroll back in time. The neighborhood’s commercial strip features squat buildings that are home to decades-old family businesses — two fishmongers, a butcher shop, a Portuguese bakery, a local plumber, an electrician.The enclave endures, even as in recent years many other small businesses throughout the Boston area have been driven out — or under — by soaring rents and the relentless push of new development. But this section of Cambridge Street has for the most part resisted such displacement. A big reason: Most of the neighborhood’s proprietors own the buildings they occupy. Not having to worry about rent increases or eviction threats is priceless, they say. “It’s peace of mind,” said John Levantakis, who … [Read more...] about In the shadow of large-scale developments, East Cambridge small businesses brace for impact
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Tim Logan Globe Staff April 13, 2018 For decades, the Boston-area office market has largely been split in two. Companies could be in the heart of the city, or out on Route 128.Now, a growing number of developers are betting that at least some companies would like to be somewhere in the middle.A wave of office projects are planned or are underway in the outer reaches of Boston and its immediate neighbors. They’re transit-oriented, with rents that are cheaper than downtown’s and access to urban-dwelling young workers. And they’re aimed squarely at companies that need room to grow in a crowded city but don’t want to decamp for the suburbs. Advertisement One of the biggest of these projects, Nordblom Co.’s redevelopment of the former Boston Globe headquarters on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, cleared a key hurdle Thursday, when the … [Read more...] about Urban core’s high rents, suburbs’ lack of transit have developers picking in-between places
Kista, sometimes called the 'Silicon Valley of Sweden'. File image: Regus This content was paid for by an advertiser and produced by The Local's Creative Studio 1 February 2016 09:10 CET+01:00 Downtown Stockholm is brimming with hip startup hubs and snazzy international headquarters. But as the city’s tech scene is soaring to new heights and the business climate gets hotter than ever, interest in the Swedish capital’s easily accessible inner-ring suburbs is on the rise. Take Kista, for example, just a short drive away from downtown Stockholm. “Kista is the IT mecca of Sweden,” says Patrik Ölvebäck,country manager for Regus offices in Sweden, referring to a tech cluster just north of downtown known as the ‘Silicon Valley of Sweden’. “There are lots of international companies in the area, and they are attracting other large international companies but also small companies, one-person companies, consultants, and so … [Read more...] about Kista: The best office space in Sweden?
Microsoft last year announced that there will be a successor to Office 2016, the non-subscription version of the application suite, and that the upgrade would ship in about a year.The bundle, named "Office 2019," will be geared to customers, primarily corporate customers, "who aren't yet ready for the cloud," according to Microsoft.But other than that description, Microsoft has been vague about the prospect of Office 2019 with a "perpetual" license, one that lets the customer run the suite as long as desired without further payments. So, we collected some of the pressing questions business may have about the suite.What is a 'perpetual' Office?Microsoft categorizes software by how it is paid for, discriminating between a license that was bought outright from one that is essentially "rented" because it's paid for over time, like a subscription.Most of the time Microsoft uses the term "one-time purchase" to label a software license that is paid for with a "single, up-front cost to get … [Read more...] about FAQ: Office 2019 is coming; here’s what you need to know