3 days ago

Closely watched ruling on affordable housing goes against investors fighting return of units

The return of affordable housing at 808-812 Memorial Drive to ownership by Homeowner’s Rehab Inc. was eased by a Friday ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court. (Photo: Google)

The 808-812 Memorial Drive project at the corner of River Street and Memorial Drive includes 211 apartments for low-income tenants and 89 market-rate units, as well as...

    Closely watched ruling on affordable housing goes against investors fighting return of units
    A decision by the state's highest court allows a major affordable housing developer in Cambridge to buy back its Memorial Drive project at a below-market price from private investors that had helped finance the development in return for tax breaks. The Friday ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court upheld the right of Homeowner's Rehab Inc.
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3 days ago

☀ Allston Brighton CDC: June Newsletter - W...

☀ Allston Brighton CDC: June Newsletter - We’re pleased to share with you what we’ve been up to this past month, upcoming events and opportunities to get involved, and a spotlight on our incredible community partner, Etta. #Allston #BrightonMA #AllstonBrightonhttps://mailchi.mp/allstonbrightoncdc/allston-brighton-cdc-june-newsletter

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    ☀ Allston Brighton CDC: June Newsletter - We're pleased to share with you what we've been up to this past month, upcoming events and opportunities to get involved, and a spotlight on our incredible...
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5 days ago

We have two openings in The Homebuying Mentor...

We have two openings in The Homebuying Mentors® department: Manager and Coordinator of Financial Coaching and Homeownership Programs! Please see our website for more details and how to apply: http://allstonbrightoncdc.org/about-us/jobs/ #Allston #BrightonMA

    Jobs
    Thank you for your interest in joining the Allston Brighton CDC team. Check out our open job opportunities below. Financial Coaching and Homeownership Programs Manager Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (Allston Brighton CDC) seeks a Manager for its Financial Coaching and Homeownership Education and Counseling Programs. These programs help people in our community to increase their understanding of credit, debt, savings, budgeting, and the homeownership process, with the goals of building assets, stabilizing housing situations, and preparing for and achieving homeownership.
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5 days ago

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6 days ago

Wells Fargo has been an invaluable partner to...

Wells Fargo has been an invaluable partner to us over the years and we are so appreciative for their ongoing support. Special thanks to Bob for stopping by today and for Wells Fargo's unwavering commitment to the #Allston #BrightonMA community!

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Wells Fargo has been an invaluable partner to us over the years and we are so appreciative for their ongoing support. Special thanks to Bob for stopping by today and for Wells Fargo's unwavering...
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Jun 13

Allston Brighton CDC posted 3 photos.

Come on down to @aeronautallston and tell us what you love about #Allston #BrightonMA! @ Zone 3

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Jun 13

Allston Brighton CDC shared Zone 3's photo.

Apply now if you're an artist in or connected to #Allston!

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Jun 06

Allston Brighton CDC shared Brighton Main Str...

    Brighton Main Streets
    "Partly in response to the increased pace of development in recent years, the BPDA, in collaboration with the Boston Transportation Department, will commence a mobility study focused on strategies to...
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Jun 04

Chicopee police nab BJ’s purse-snatching suspects

Officers responding around 5:30 p.m. to the wholesale club at 650 Memorial Drive learned that two men had robbed a customer and fled in a grey BMW.

    Chicopee police nab BJ's purse-snatching suspects
    CHICOPEE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police in Chicopee nabbed two men who they say stole a purse from a woman at a BJ's on Sunday. Officers responding around 5:30 p.m. to the wholesale club at 650 Memorial Drive learned that two men had robbed a customer and fled in a grey BMW.
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May 31

"This bill will help expand our commitment to...

"This bill will help expand our commitment to ensuring residents across the Commonwealth have more access to quality, safe and #affordablehousing." - Charlie Baker We're so proud to join affordable housing advocates from across the state in celebration of the signing of the $1.8 billion Housing Bond Bill at Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly in #BrightonMA!

    Allston Brighton CDC
    "This bill will help expand our commitment to ensuring residents across the Commonwealth have more access to quality, safe and #affordablehousing." - Charlie Baker We're so proud to join affordable...
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May 28

A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: River Fest, Grolier Fest, Big Gay Dance Party

Spring Foraged Banquet from 6 to 10 p.m. at Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St., Cambridgeport. Tickets are $70.

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Singer-Songwriter Showcase from 10 p.m. to midnight at The Plough & Stars, 912 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free.

Comedy open mic from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Middle East Corner, 480 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free.

Musicians’ open mic from 8 to 9 p.m. at The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Free.

East Cambridge & The Facts History Café from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St., East Cambridge. Free.

“Miss Julie,” a Bare-Bones staged reading from 8 to 10 p.m. at Unity Somerville, 6 William St., just off College Avenue near Davis Square, Somerville. There is a suggested donation of $5.

“Book of Shadows,” an original play about The Port from 7 to 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the Dante Alighieri Society Center, 41 Hampshire St., Kendall Square. There is a suggested donation of $10.

Grolier Poetry Festival: Open House & Street Fair from noon to 8 p.m. at the Grolier Poetry Bookstore on 6 Plympton St., Harvard Square. Free.

“‘Sweeney Todd’ in Concert,” a pop-up musical benefit from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St., Harvard Square. General admission is $30.

    A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: River Fest, Grolier Fest, Big Gay Dance Party
    Campfire. Festival from noon to 11 p.m. at Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square. Daily passes are $10. Passim's twice-a-year homegrown festival of Americana, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, country, folk and related musical styles winds down Memorial Day weekend with a full 23 musical acts (including Isa Burke, in a photo by Louise Bichan).
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May 24

Allston Brighton CDC added 5 new photos.

#TBT to the Commonwealth Tenant Association Candidate's Night last week: Allston Brighton CDC staff and volunteers have been working alongside residents of the Commonwealth Apartments and the Boston Housing Authority on their tenant elections. We're so excited to be a part of their leadership development process!

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May 22

Marquez’s ‘Re-Pop’ shows reclaimed America in art made out of the remains of mass culture

Liliana Marquez’s “Re-Pop” solo exhibition is up Wednesday through June 25 at Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St., Cambridgeport. Gallery hours are noon to 7 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays. 12 Information is at gallery263.com/re-pop/.

    Marquez's 'Re-Pop' shows reclaimed America in art made out of the remains of mass culture
    The pop art of the 1950s captured a time of mass consumption, advertising and Elvis, producing garish pop culture full of melodrama, violence and primary colors; artist Liliana Marquez offers "re pop art" made from the remains of that mass consumption, where colors are muted but the message is optimistic.
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May 21

Allston Brighton CDC shared Allston ForwardMa...

We love seeing residents of Allston Brighton CDC housing giving back - that's Arthur on the far right!

    Allston ForwardMass
    Our monthly volunteer day at Cradles to Crayons!
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May 17

#ThankYouThursday: Generous supporters like T...

#ThankYouThursday: Generous supporters like The Hamilton Company and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board ensure that the 1,000+ residents of our affordable housing have access to case management, referrals, leadership development opportunities (as pictured), financial coaching, and more. Thank you for your contributions to the #Allston #BrightonMA community!

    Allston Brighton CDC
    ThankYouThursday: Generous supporters like The Hamilton Company and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board ensure that the 1,000+ residents of our affordable housing have access to case management,...
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May 17

Allston Brighton CDC added a new photo.

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    Allston Brighton CDC added a new photo.
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May 15

Allston Brighton CDC shared Brighton Main Str...

Don't miss Brighton Main Streets annual meeting tonight and the chance to win Boston Calling tickets!

    Brighton Main Streets
    Our FREE annual meeting and celebration is tonight! Lots of door prizes, PLUS, make a donation in any amount to be entered to win Boston Calling Music Festival tickets! Our bylaws require us to...
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May 11

Allston Brighton CDC: May Newsletter - https:...

Allston Brighton CDC: May Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/allstonbrightoncdc/allston-brighton-cdc-may-newsletter

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Allston Brighton CDC: May Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/allstonbrightoncdc/allston-brighton-cdc-may-newsletter
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May 09

Allston Brighton CDC added 5 new photos.

Thank you North Shore CDC for hosting today's MACDC's Organizer Peer Group meeting & tour of the Punto Urban Art Museum! The artwork is stunning!

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    Allston Brighton CDC added a new photo.
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May 04

Celebrating Star Wars Day with a few resident...

Celebrating Star Wars Day with a few residents from our housing. #MayThe4thBeWithYou

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Celebrating Star Wars Day with a few residents from our housing. #MayThe4thBeWithYou
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May 04

Allston Brighton CDC added 2 new photos.

Thanks so much to Ken and Deanna for coming by yesterday and to PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company for their charitable contribution to Allston Brighton CDC! Your support will help build a stronger, more stable #Allston #BrightonMA community.

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May 03

Allston Brighton CDC posted 2 photos.

We are LOVING this weather! ☀️❤️ Swipe for a #tbt we’re glad is in the past until next winter 🙌

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May 03

Allston Brighton CDC added 2 new photos.

#tbt to Massachusetts Association of CDCs (MACDC)'s Lobby Day last week. Great conversations had with Kevin G. Honan, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, Will Brownsberger, and Rep. Mike Moran on the Housing Bond Bill, Community Preservation Act, and Community Investment Tax Credits! #cdcswork

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Apr 30

Send any comments you may have to the email i...

Send any comments you may have to the email in the link before Friday!

    Demolition Delay Application: 1-3 Sinclair Road, Allston
    Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) received a complete application from Morgan Pierson to demolish the three-family residential building located at 1-3 Sinclair Road in Allston, MA 02134.
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Apr 29

Allston Brighton CDC shared Allston Civic Ass...

If you're passionate about open space of new developments in #Allston #BrightonMA, make sure to stop by this open house.

    Allston Civic Association
    Allston Civic Association. 112 likes. To provide a regular consistent public forum for residents of the Allston-Brighton community to voice their individual ideas and concerns.
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