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$7.5 million in City budget for affordable housing

June 3, 2016
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The City of Boston will set aside $7.5 million of Inclusionary Development funds for the acquisition of occupied rental housing in order to preserve affordable housing, according to a press release. Through the new Acquisition Opportunity Program, the Department of Neighborhood Development will provide loans to help responsible investor-owners acquire occupied, multi-family rental properties....

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Jury convicts in Mission Hill invasion

May 6, 2016
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A Dorchester man was found guilty for a 2014 home invasion in Mission Hill, and sentenced to a five-year period of probation, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Xavier Colon, 23, was convicted at the Suffolk Superior Court for home invasion, but was acquitted for two counts of armed robbery in...

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NU to develop smart sensors and nanoscale materials

May 6, 2016
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Northeastern University will receive a $3 million grant to establish the Advanced Nanomanufacturing Cluster for Smart Sensors and Materials (ANSSeM), a consortium of private manufacturing companies and tier-one research universities working on new methods to create smart sensors and other materials using “nanoscale” printing processes, according to a press release. The five-year grant award...

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Walsh supports Community Preservation Act

May 6, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced on April 27 his support for the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which if approved would boost funding for affordable housing, historic preservation, and open spaces, according to a press release. The proposal is currently pending before the City Council and potentially could be placed on the ballot in Boston in...

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Subsidios para el alcance de DACA/DAPA

April 1, 2016
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La Ciudad ha recibido unos 180.000 dólares para financiar el alcance comunitario y la educación sobre la acción diferida de las llegadas en la infancia (en inglés DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) y la acción diferida para padres de americanos y y residentes permanentes legales (en inglés DAPA, Deferred Action for Parents of...

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Grants for DACA/DAPA outreach

April 1, 2016
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The City of Boston has received $180,000 in funding to provide community outreach and education on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) through the DACA/DAPA Outreach Initiative, according to a press release. The funds are a result of an $80,000 match grant...

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School Committee approves budget

April 1, 2016
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The Boston School Committee last month passed the budget for fiscal year 2017 in a 5-2 vote, according to a press release. The budget process has been a contentious one with thousands of students staging a walk-out to protest cuts in funding. Some of the funding was restored after the protest. The new budget...

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Gardner masterpieces relocated to new exhibition

April 1, 2016
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Twenty-five of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s most esteemed works will be moved from the museum’s original location into a temporary exhibition called Off the Wall: Gardner and Her Masterpieces in the Hostetter Gallery, according to a press release.    The exhibition of art by masters, including Rembrandt, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Rubens, opened...

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City’s small business plan announced

April 1, 2016
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The City of Boston’s small business plan has been released and will be used a roadmap that allows the City to support local small business, especially those that are owned by minorities, women, and immigrants, according to a press release. The plan will “ensure a thriving small business economy in the city, enhance the...

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Unanimous disapproval at MBTA fare hike meeting

March 4, 2016
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There was unanimous disapproval from community members and elected officials to the MBTA proposal to raise fares during a Feb. 10 meeting. Dozens of attendees shared their concerns about the potential fare increase. Nobody at the meeting supported any fare raise. About 50 people attended the meeting at the Roxbury Community College In efforts...

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