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Boston To Whack Airbnb Hosts?

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has filed a proposed ordinance with the City Council that would require Airbnb hosts in Boston to register with the city and would require them to pay a yearly fee. City officials say the short-term rental business is allowing some property owners to operate de facto hotels without paying hotel taxes; supporters of Airbnb point to cheaper and more convenient lodgings for visitors and investment opportunities for property owners.

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