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Boston sees profound political changes in ’18
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Boston sees profound political changes in ’18
The year 2018 brought in sweeping political changes in Boston, mirroring a surge of progressive electoral activism that propelled left-of-center women of color — including Boston’s own Ayanna Pressley — into the national spotlight and into congress.
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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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City releases data on 54,247 income-restricted units in Boston
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City releases data on 54,247 income-restricted units in Boston
Mayor Martin Walsh has released the city’s first affordable housing report, detailing Boston’s 54,247 income-restricted housing units.
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Highland Park development plans approved
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Highland Park development plans approved
City officials have announced the three developers who will build 38 mixed-income, energy-efficient housing units on 25 parcels of public land in Highland Park.
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Opinion
Debt and rising home costs continue to defer homeownership
Whatever happened to the American Dream of owning a home and giving your children a better life than you experienced as a child? Is this ‘dream’ being deferred or denied? The stark reality is that between the rising cost of college and the equally rising costs of homeownership, much of the country that works for a living is in a financial catch-22.
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Opinion
How we’re creating more affordable housing
As Boston grows, we must keep our focus on the families and communities that make our city the diverse, welcoming and world-class place it is. To do that, residents must be able to afford to live here in the city they love, families must be able to grow, and young people must be able to make our city their home.
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New goals for city-owned land
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New goals for city-owned land
Developers wishing to build on city-owned land will now be required to outline the steps they will take to ensure people of color and women obtain jobs, contracts and an equity stake in the projects they intend to build, under new guidelines released last week by the Boston Planning and Development Agency.
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Housing activists discuss anti-displacement strategies
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Housing activists discuss anti-displacement strategies
Grassroots community groups and city councilors devoted to addressing gentrification across Boston held a meeting on Saturday to present three anti-displacement initiatives to the public and to discuss solutions for equitable city development.
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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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Proposed 41-unit building draws fire from Rox. residents
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Proposed 41-unit building draws fire from Rox. residents
A proposed 41-unit apartment building at the corner of Warren and Alpine streets has drawn pointed opposition from members of the surrounding Tommy’s Rock and Moreland Street neighborhoods.
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Ex-Whittier St. resident buys first home
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Ex-Whittier St. resident buys first home
Patricia Brown, a former resident of the Whittier Street Development, became a first-time home-owner in Mattapan last month, proving that city agencies can successfully help public housing residents purchase their own homes.
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Rent vs. own:  Which is right for you?
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Lifestyle
Rent vs. own: Which is right for you?
If you’re thinking of buying your first home, you’ve probably wrestled with the decision to rent or own your home — and for good reason. Owning a home is a big commitment. With it comes a lot of responsibility and a long-term financial relationship.
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