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Mattapan neighbors fight for sunlight
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Mattapan neighbors fight for sunlight
For two years, a group of Mattapan neighbors has been struggling with city officials and developers over a pair of projects that promise to place 21 units in their back yards. The neighbors have been gearing up for a planned Jan. 28 meeting with the city’s Inspectional Services Department, which allowed the developers to build their projects “as of right,” meaning without the input of neighbors or a vote from the Zoning Board of Appeal.
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City officials seek to curb evictions
City officials are planning to expand resources for a range of programs to reduce evictions in Boston, including financial assistance for families behind on rent or mortgage payments and increased production of affordable housing for low-income families.
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Transformation comes to vacant Mattapan parcel
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Transformation comes to vacant Mattapan parcel
After more than 40 years during which the former Cote Ford dealership site sat vacant on Cummins Highway in Mattapan, city and state officials last week joined a development team to break ground on a three-building, 76-unit all-affordable housing development.
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Mayor signs off on real estate transfer fee
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Mayor signs off on real estate transfer fee
Surrounded by affordable housing activists and city councilors, Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday signed an ordinance authorizing the city impose a fee real estate sales valued at $2 million or more at a rate of up to 2 percent.
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Call for affordability at Suffolk Downs
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Call for affordability at Suffolk Downs
The protesters, who represented activist organizations like City Life/Vida Urbana, Dorchester Not for Sale and the Massachusetts Sierra Club, oppose the redevelopment proposal for Suffolk Downs by HYM Investment Group, saying the addition of luxury housing would price the neighborhood’s current residents — mainly working-class Latino immigrants —out of the area.
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Developers submit proposals for Boston State Hospital site
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Developers submit proposals for Boston State Hospital site
Nearly four decades after the commonwealth opened the door to real estate development on the Boston State Hospital site, a use for the last 10-acre portion could be determined early next year.
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Activists convene on housing issues
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Activists convene on housing issues
The Boston People’s Plan Assembly gathered at the Vietnamese American Community Center in Fields Corner on Dec. 4 for its last meeting of the year to discuss new initiatives, including protesting the proposed redevelopment of Suffolk Downs.
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A transformation comes to Dudley
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A transformation comes to Dudley
The Boston Planning and Development Agency is seeking bids for the redevelopment of three of the last remaining major open parcels of land in Dudley Square.
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City seeks bids for Nawn factory site
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City seeks bids for Nawn factory site
A museum interpreting Roxbury history will feature prominently in bids to redevelop the historic Nawn Factory building on Washington Street in Dudley Square, according to a request for proposals released by the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development Monday.
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Opinion
Housing needs to be the Boston City Council’s top priority
The city council must be a leader in bringing the entire Greater Boston region to solve our housing crisis collectively. We hope they will not let us down.
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Mixed-income building opens at Madison Park
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Mixed-income building opens at Madison Park
Madison Park Development Corporation celebrated the completion of 76 units on a parcel of land along Melnea Cass Boulevard. Madison Park CEO Jeanne Pinado noted that the building sits on the last of the vacant parcels left in the wake of the BRA’s demolition of the neighborhood.
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Affordable housing advocates call for increase in required percentage of units
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Affordable housing advocates call for increase in required percentage of units
Several dozen activists gathered at City Hall Plaza Oct. 16 in an action calling for an increase in the city’s Inclusionary Development Police guidelines, which mandate the creation of affordable units in new residential buildings with 10 or more units.
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