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Activists with  Keep It 100 for Real Affordable Housing and Racial Justice staged an overnight vigil in advance of the BPDA board’s vote to approve the agency’s JP/Rox plan.

Activists with Keep It 100 for Real Affordable Housing and Racial Justice staged an overnight vigil in advance of the BPDA board’s vote to approve the agency’s JP/Rox plan.

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Neighborhoods battle BPDA on affordability

Housing issues remain a challenge for city agency

Demonstrations and vociferous opposition to planned and approved real estate development projects underscore both the challenges the city faces in promoting construction to meet the growing need for housing in Boston and neighborhood activists’ strained relationships with the city departments that, to varying degrees, keep developers in check.