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Director of Museum of Fine Arts Speaks Out as City of Boston Requests $250,000

The Art Newspaper’s Erica Cooke reports that the city of Boston is requesting a $250,000 from the Museum of Fine Arts as part of a payment that nonprofits have to pay “in lieu of taxes.” Even more distressingly to the museum, the city plans to quadruple the bill, to more than one million dollars, by 2016.

The rising payments are part of a program called Pilot, or Payment in Lieu of Taxes, recently updated by mayor Thomas Menino. (FULL STORY: Erica Cooke, Art Newspaper)