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Cruz development continues Roxbury legacy with new affordable housing
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Cruz development continues Roxbury legacy with new affordable housing
When the blue and green ribbon was cut, fluttering in the chill of a late February day, it marked the end of about a decade of work that brings over 50 units of new housing to Roxbury.
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Boston’s Chief of Planning Arthur Jemison on the future of affordable housing
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Boston’s Chief of Planning Arthur Jemison on the future of affordable housing
In the city of Boston, there is one agency that might have more power than anything else over what you see around you: the buildings, parking lots, apartments and parks that shape your neighborhood.
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Healey prioritizes early education in State of the Commonwealth address
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Healey prioritizes early education in State of the Commonwealth address
Governor Maura Healey’s proposal to boost universal early education in Massachusetts would expand access to state-affiliated pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds, increase who is eligible for child care financial assistance and continue a state grant program supporting child care providers.
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When home is a hotel
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When home is a hotel
James Berger checked into the Sonesta Simply Suites Hotel in Braintree last November during a moment of desperation. He and his 9-year-old daughter had lost their housing in Roxbury when the relative with whom they were living was evicted.
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City, state move toward green affordable housing
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City, state move toward green affordable housing
For 20 currently unhoused families, a new development in Dorchester will offer permanent supportive housing. It also represents another step to make affordable housing across the state more environmentally friendly.
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Saundra Graham, political pioneer in Cambridge, 81
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Saundra Graham, political pioneer in Cambridge, 81
Harvard was conducting its sedate commencement exercises in 1970 when a young community activist from a nearby section of Cambridge mounted the stage, bullhorn in hand, with 20 other protesters.
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Garrison Trotter moving forward with new housing
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Garrison Trotter moving forward with new housing
A development project currently under review by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) would bring 23 units of affordable and market-rate housing to the Garrison Trotter area of Roxbury.
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Affordable housing set for Blessed Sacrament
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Affordable housing set for Blessed Sacrament
Vanessa Snow was a youth organizer for the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) when the Archdiocese of Massachusetts announced it was closing the Blessed Sacrament Church in 2005. Snow and other teens working at the Jamaica Plain youth-focused nonprofit knew what they wanted to happen there.
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Activists see opening  for new rent control law
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Activists see opening for new rent control law
Hundreds of activists, organized under the banners of Homes for All Massachusetts and Right to the City Boston, gathered in front of the Massachusetts State House last Saturday to rally in support of legislative bills introduced in the state House and Senate last week that would lift the state’s decades-old ban on local rent control measures.
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Wu outlines plans to break up BPDA, accelerate development
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Wu outlines plans to break up BPDA, accelerate development
Mayor Michelle Wu announced plans to create a new planning department that would be separate from the Boston Planning and Development Agency, streamline the city’s development processes and use the bulk of the city’s share of federal recovery funds to accelerate the production of affordable housing as part of a set of ambitious goals outlined in her Jan. 25 State of the City address.
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Wu boosts affordability requirements for new development
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Wu boosts affordability requirements for new development
Calling housing affordability “our most pressing challenge in the city,” Mayor Michelle Wu announced a new set of proposed changes to two of the city’s main affordable housing policies.
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Report calls for increase in rental assistance
A new report from The Boston Foundation, Metro Housing and other Boston nonprofits is arguing for increased funding and a “universal approach” to Massachusetts’ chief rental assistance voucher program.
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