United Way Announces Winners of Competitive Grant Awards and Launches New Game-Changing Technology Partnership

  Welcomes 20 new diverse non-profit organizations and distributes over $30.8M in funding across the region to effect lasting change The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced it will distribute $30.8 million in support of strategies, organizations, partnerships, and programs aimed at solving entrenched poverty and income inequality across the region. […]


Mayor Walsh Grants $2 Million Towards Jackson Square Recreational Center

BOSTON – Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined nonprofit developer Urban Edge, elected officials, community advocates, and local youth to grant $2 million towards the building of the Jackson Square Recreational Center. The Jackson Square Recreational Center will be two-stories high and include a turf field, an ice rink and […]


Multifamily Developer Breaks Ground On ‘Lean’ Pilot Project

Boston-based developer Urban Edge Housing Corp. broke ground Friday on the Walker Park apartments, a 49-unit, $17.5 million affordable rental housing complex in Roxbury’s Egleston Square. Urban Edge is redeveloping three vacant parcels next to the Egleston Square Library into apartments restricted to households earning a maximum of 60 percent of the area median income […]


Remember the TD Garden teen sleuths? City Hall is giving them $2 million

Rack up another $2 million for the teenage sleuths at the Hyde Square Task Force who have been helping raise funds for the Jackson Square Recreation Center. Mayor Martin J. Walsh said his administration will contribute $2 million to the nonprofit developer, Urban Edge, to help with its $30 million goal to build the community […]


Mayor Walsh, Urban Edge Celebrate Groundbreaking For Walker Park Apartments

BOSTON – Saturday, October 28, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined Urban Edge, elected officials and community leaders to celebrate the start of construction at the Walker Park Apartments, a $17.5 million affordable rental housing development that will create 49 new homes in Egleston Square. The City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development invested more than […]