THE ISSUE: Over the past decade, posting online classified sex ads have become one of the most common ways pimps connect with sex buyers.
THE IMPACT: Experts say the rise of online sex ads has made prostitution and sex trafficking less visible and greatly expanded its reach into suburban Massachusetts.
Additionally, I have experience working with couples at many different stages in their relationships, including young couples dating, partners who are cohabitating, newly engaged, newly married, young children entering the picture, mid-life partnerships, empty nesters and couples who have been in committed partnerships for over 40 years.
The purpose of mass appraisal is to value all property by the same standards at the same time to create an equitable distribution of the tax levy.
These new factors are then applied to all properties for the new fiscal year.
Every third year the Department of Revenue (DOR) requires each city or town to conduct a revaluation.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth and final installment in a series of stories exploring human trafficking in Massachusetts.
The series delves into the widespread commercial sex trade in our cities and suburbs, the online marketplaces where pimps and johns buy and sell sex, cases of modern-day slavery and victims’ tales of survival.