With the ban gone, shows ponder shift to convention hall & a community benefit tax

With the ban gone, shows ponder shift to convention hall - The Boston Globe: "Beacon Hill lawmakers imposed the ban in the mid-1990s to protect the Bayside from state-subsidized competition, but this summer agreed to allow gate shows at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center if they are too big to fit at the Bayside. BCEC gate shows must pay a $1-a-ticket tax to a new South Boston Community Development Foundation, a neighborhood charity."
That's an interesting "community benefit" to tax events to benefit a community charity. If this is a precedent to follow here in Allston, think of all the things that Harvard is going to charge for (conferences, athletic events, parking, etc.) at their new Allston campus that could be taxed to benefit the community.

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