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November

5

2006

Boston Globe
Boston: Restrictive zoning thwarts affordable housing production

BOSTON --- Real estate developers and researchers point to restrictive zoning regulations as being the root of the affordable housing shortage in Massachusetts. While the state and many local communities have begun to implement programs to ameliorate the shortage, much more must be done in order to reverse the trend of high cost housing.

November

3

2006

Boston Globe
Opinion: Commuter rail does not guarantee smart growth

A study published by the Rappaport Institute declares that in order to effectively curb sprawl, the expansion of commuter rail lines must coalesce with effective zoning and land-use policies.

November

2

2006

Beacon-Villager
Stow: Progresses towards housing goal

STOW --- Town residents celebrate the completion of 24 new housing units, the result of an action plan created in an effort to be proactive about their affordable housing shortage.

November

2

2006

Boston Herald
Boston: New housing units are key to Boston census bump-up

BOSTON --- An increase in new housing units is a big reason why the the U.S. Census Bureau has bumped up Boston's population estimate by 37,600 to 596,600. The city balked at the bureau's initial count and provided a wealth of charts, maps and stats. Records indicate that city data on new residential housing construction and conversions of commercial properties into housing were big reasons why the census changed its estimate.

November

1

2006

Patriot Ledger
Norwell: Struggles to reach 10 percent

NORWELL --- Selectmen agree that they must add 200 units of affordable housing in order to thwart 40B developments, but they disagree about the concentration and location of the units.