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Pressley holds town hall in Randolph
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Pressley holds town hall in Randolph
The constituents who came to Stetson Hall in Randolph brought questions about immigration, impeachment, women’s rights and growing inequality to 7th District U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s town hall meeting Saturday.
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Opinion
HUD: deregulation needed to solve homelessness
State and local officials across the country also reckon with limited resources to house the nation’s half million homeless and its accompanying persistent poverty.
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Edwards calls for overhaul of ZBA
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Edwards calls for overhaul of ZBA
District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards filed an ordinance last week that would radically reform the way the Zoning Board of Appeal is constituted and conducts its business. The measure would end the practice of reserving seats on the board for real-estate industry insiders and institute strict guidelines to curb conflicts of interest.
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A housing market out of reach for residents
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A housing market out of reach for residents
Legislation currently under consideration in the Massachusetts State House would provide new overtime protections or strengthen current protections for 435,000 salaried workers across the state, approximately 330,000 more than similar federal legislation proposed by the Trump administration, according to a report released last week by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.
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Housing advocates discuss crisis solutions
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Housing advocates discuss crisis solutions
At a meeting held by JP Progressives Monday night, local advocates for fair housing discussed Boston’s housing crisis and what they can do to fix it.
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Opinion
After 51 years, fair housing still an unfinished journey
Fifty-one years ago this month, the Fair Housing Act was enacted to ensure that housing discrimination was illegal. Yet just days before the annual observance of Fair Housing Month began, headline news articles reminded the nation that housing discrimination still exists.
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Mayor budgets $6.4m in addtl. housing funds
The city of Boston has proposed an additional $6.4 million investment in housing in the fiscal year 2020 in order to combat chronic homelessness, Mayor Martin Walsh announced last week.
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In The News: Bethany Serota
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In The News: Bethany Serota
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Bethany Serota as deputy director of the Mayor’s Office of Fair Housing and Equity.
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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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