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February

22

2017

Boston Globe » Katy Johnston
Report: Suburbs no sanctuary from family poverty

The number of low-income children in many affluent communities is rising at a much faster rate than it is statewide, in some cases doubling over the past decade, according to an analysis of state data by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. The Globe reported that Sudbury, Winchester, Hopkinton, Hingham and Littleton have at least twice as many needy students as they did 10 years ago and significant increases were also found in Wellesley, Duxbury, Lexington, Needham, Belmont, and Westwood.

February

22

2017

The Patriot Ledger » Fred Hanson
Milton: OKs 36 condos for Hendries site

MILTON --- Connelly Construction's plans to turn the former Hendries' Ice Cream factory site into housing cleared its final hurdle recently as the Conservation Commission OK'd the project, clearing the way for the company to knock down the building and replace it with a four-story condominium with 36 units.

February

22

2017

boston.gov
Boston: Awards $22M to support 10 deals, 602 units

BOSTON --- Using federal and local funds - including $8 million from the city's housing trust - the City of Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development has announced $22 million in funding to support 10 developments and 602 apartments. Awards went to proposals in Dorchester (4), Jamaica Plain (2), Mattapan (1), Roxbury (1), Fenway (1) and downtown.

February

20

2017

MASSLive.com » Conor Berry
Ludlow: Seeks legal help for HAPHousng 40B

LUDLOW --- Concerns that a proposed 43-unit affordable housing development is too near wetlands, a school and may not be accessible to public safety vehicles has caused the town to consider hiring legal help on how to fight HAPHousing's plan to apply to the town for a Ch. 40B comprehensive permit. "I'm going to contact town counsel to come up with some names of experts in 40B," said Ludlow Town Administrator Ellie Villano, acting at the behest of selectmen. According to the state, 2.2 percent of the town's housing is considered affordable.

February

20

2017

Newton Tab » Jonathan Dame
Newton: Petition means rezone ask needs 75% majority

NEWTON --- The city's legal department has ruled that a petition signed by more than two dozen residents is enough to trigger a provision in the state zoning law that will require developers of the controversial Washington Place project to get a three-quarters majority vote from the City Council. Mark Investments is seeking to rezone the intersection of Washington and Walnut streets alongside the commuter rail and the Mass Pike so it can demolish several old buildings and replace it with a series of mixed-use apartment buildings that would total 160 units.The developers now need 18 councilors to vote in favor instead of 16.

February

20

2017

Concord Journal » Henry Schwan
Concord: Developer reduces CPA has by $1M

CONCORD --- Responding to comments from the Finance Committee questioning the town's promise to support an 83-unit affordable assisted living development with $3 million in CPA funds, Managing Director Walter Ohanian of the Grantham Group reduced his request to $2 million.

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