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Sue Reinert is a Cambridge resident who writes on housing and health issues. She is a longtime reporter who wrote on health care for The Patriot Ledger in Quincy.

Nonprofit ‘Makerspace’ for high schoolers finds new, bigger home in public housing

Nonprofit ‘Makerspace’ for high schoolers finds new, bigger home in public housing

A partnership between the Cambridge Housing Authority and The Possible Project will bring a key component of an innovation economy to Washington Elms.

CHA has patients fearing Ebola infection, affirms protocols to avoid Texas mistakes

CHA has patients fearing Ebola infection, affirms protocols to avoid Texas mistakes

The Cambridge Health Alliance is prepared to handle Ebola patients, and safely, with training, rules and specialists in place, a spokesman says. No one in Massachusetts has a confirmed case.

Elder Service Plan seeks new clinic space before senior housing home is renovated

Elder Service Plan seeks new clinic space before senior housing home is renovated

A new space is needed for an innovative CHA daytime program for frail, low-income seniors that operated for years in the Manning Apartments public housing development.

Storm over Manning park hints at debate possible for whole $393.8M housing redo

Storm over Manning park hints at debate possible for whole $393.8M housing redo

A huge Housing Authority construction project to transform run-down low-income housing developments across the city has sparked a small neighborhood controversy.

Massing of psychiatric patients at CHA contributes to top suicide, self-harm rank

Massing of psychiatric patients at CHA contributes to top suicide, self-harm rank

Seven Cambridge Health Alliance patients committed suicide, tried to kill themselves or seriously harmed themselves last year, the most at any state acute-care hospital.

Public housing smoking ban rolling out, with some acceptance, enforcement gaps

Public housing smoking ban rolling out, with some acceptance, enforcement gaps

A no-smoking policy for public housing tenants has gone quietly into effect. Some smokers have even come to appreciate the policy.

Found revenue at Health Alliance shrinks losses by $10.4 million, to dismay of some

Found revenue at Health Alliance shrinks losses by $10.4 million, to dismay of some

Cambridge Health Alliance officials say they now know their estimate of 2014 budget losses were way too pessimistic, but some trustees were angry over good news.

Trustee’s recap of Health Alliance budget, plans to cut red ink: ‘Very difficult waters’

Trustee’s recap of Health Alliance budget, plans to cut red ink: ‘Very difficult waters’

Cambridge Health Alliance leaders warned of extraordinarily difficult times ahead as trustees adopted a budget leaving the health care system $19.8 million in the red.

Nearly two dozen nurses opt to retire from financially ailing Health Alliance

Nearly two dozen nurses opt to retire from financially ailing Health Alliance

Twenty-one Cambridge Hospital and health department nurses will retire next month, far fewer than the more than 100 who were eligible.

Health Alliance patient, psychiatry shifts projected to decrease losses by $8 million

Health Alliance patient, psychiatry shifts projected to decrease losses by $8 million

Cambridge Health Alliance expects to make big improvements in efficiency and patient volume in the coming year, but still expects to lose $19.8 million.

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