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BPDA approves Suffolk Downs development
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BPDA approves Suffolk Downs development
The Boston Planning and Development Agency voted unanimously on Sept. 25 in favor of HYM Investment’s plan for the former Suffolk Downs racetrack, paving the way for one of the largest housing development projects in Boston’s history.
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Opinion
A healthy recovery calls for social housing
The core principle of our current housing system is protection of the private market, with 96.3% of the nation’s housing stock in private hands. Only 3.7% is made up of different forms of social housing ¾ public housing, nonprofit housing, cooperatives and community land trusts.
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Growth and survival in Rox
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Business
Growth and survival in Rox
Dwindling affordable housing isn’t the only issue affected by Roxbury’s spate of new developments: area restaurants, many of them minority-owned, are realizing mixed blessings as the neighborhood vastly changes around them.
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Boston prioritizes affordable housing
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Boston prioritizes affordable housing
Mayor Martin Walsh’s office has made significant strides in boosting Boston’s income-restricted housing stock, but for residents and activists in parts of the city this progress is insufficient in scale, depth and pace.
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Concerns, ideas aired at gentrification hearing
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Concerns, ideas aired at gentrification hearing
At a Boston City Council hearing on gentrification and displacement in Roxbury last week, city officials listened and responded to residents’ demands for solutions on keeping housing affordable and accessible.
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Artists, advocates fight piano factory evictions
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Artists, advocates fight piano factory evictions
Advocates rallied in support of the resident-artists facing eviction from their studio spaces in the Piano Craft Guild building on Tremont Street, last Friday afternoon, demanding that property managers negotiate before turning artists’ workspaces into luxury condominiums.
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Local News
City committee to discuss displacement and gentrification in Rox.
District 7 Councilor Kim Janey has ordered a hearing on gentrification and displacement in Roxbury.
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South End artists fight eviction from historic cultural home
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South End artists fight eviction from historic cultural home
Neon signs declaring the Piano Craft Guild apartment block and studio space on Tremont Street an “art free zone” hint at the uncertain future remaining artist residents face.
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Nonprofit will buy Historic Roxbury church from City Realty
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Nonprofit will buy Historic Roxbury church from City Realty
Historic Boston Incorporated reached an agreement last Wednesday to purchase 50 Cedar Street from City Realty for $1.4 million, saving the church from demolition.
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Chinatown residents battle gentrification in historic row houses
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Chinatown residents battle gentrification in historic row houses
Shortly after buying 9 Johnny Court, the new owner plans to nearly double the small row house in size, and residents are worried about the effect this will have on their neighborhood.
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Opinion
Fighting to remain in Roxbury
While there is no “silver bullet” for our housing problems, there are actions that we can and must take in order to ensure that we can remain in our community.
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Neighbors seek historic designation for former African Orthodox church
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Neighbors seek historic designation for former African Orthodox church
A group of residents in Roxbury’s Highland Park neighborhood has launched an all-out effort to save the former St. James African Orthodox Church building from demolition after City Realty Group signaled its intent in March to raze the 108-year-old wood-frame church building at 50 Cedar Street.
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