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Library exhibit explores gentrification
On Monday night, residents from Roxbury and across the City of Boston, joined together at the Roxbury Branch of the public library to discuss encroaching gentrification and the kind of development they hope to be pursued by the city and their elected officials.
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Local News
Researchers map gentrification patterns
For years, urban planners and housing advocates have understood the effects of gentrification on local populations in general ways — Black, Haitian and Cape Verdean families leaving Boston for Brockton and Randolph, Latinos in East Boston seeking lower rents in Revere and Lynn.
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Chinatown Land Trust acquires first row house
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Local News
Chinatown Land Trust acquires first row house
Meidan Lin didn’t expect to find a home for her family of four quite so soon. Waiting lists for affordable housing in Boston can take years, and winning lotteries for affordable homeownership can be like, well, winning the lottery.
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Local News
Renters struggle with displacement
The city of Boston’s initiatives to increase income-restricted housing have provided affordable spots, especially important during a time where job loss can mean missing rent payments and subsequent eviction. But displacement still persists, and the city is working to keep struggling residents in their homes.
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Chinatown native captures neighborhood's history
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Chinatown native captures neighborhood's history
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Dorchester development sparks debate
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Dorchester development sparks debate
The 1,300-space parking lot is now a site of competing visions for Dorchester as residents struggle over its future. The conflict has exposed neighborhood divisions along racial and class lines and stoked tensions between homeowners and renters.
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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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