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Boston’s Next Mayor Must Put Words into Action

Black and Brown Communities Need Investments to Build Opportunities By Emilio Dorcely | Special to Banker & Tradesman | May 16, 2021 Dismantling the structures that perpetuate inequities for Bostonians should be a high priority for the next mayor. Creating opportunities to build wealth in Black and Brown households, developing communities...

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Board approves initial Mildred Hailey rebuild, will include replacement of 253 existing public-housing units, creation of 420 new apartments in Jackson Square

The view from the new Lamartine Street. Rendering by Stantec and Dream Collaborative. The BPDA board today approved plans by developers to raze several buildings at the sprawling Mildred Hailey Apartments complex in Jamaica Plain and replace their current 253 Section 8 apartments with all new units – and add 420 additional income-restricted...

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Past Dorothy Richardson honoree says award gave her confidence and determination

Girls and teens used to meet in Sharon Curry’s living room. First there were eight. Then 12. Then 30, and Curry’s house was bursting at the seams with girls meeting for Girls to Teens to Women for discussions and mentoring. “I took it to the backyard, then to the park,” says Curry, who lives in Massachusetts. Today, some of these...

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Mayor Walsh Proposes 42% Increase In Development Linkage Fees To Support Affordable Housing, Workforce Traing

BOSTON – Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a 42 percent increase in the Linkage fees collected by large scale commercial developments over 100,000 square feet in Boston to support the creation of affordable housing and workforce development programs. The increased rate of $15.39 per square foot, of which...

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Shut out: What buyers of color need to close the homeownership gap

By Jim Morrison | Boston.com Correspondent | December 8, 2020 After going through a difficult divorce in 2017, Niva Cruz and her three teenagers were forced to move out of their Boston home. “I struggled to find an affordable apartment in the city where I raised my children,’’ Cruz said. She eventually found a two-bedroom apartment — 45 minutes...

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