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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.

Health Alliance bets on elders program, finances unknown but within its mission

Health Alliance bets on elders program, finances unknown but within its mission

A plan keeping low-income, frail seniors out of nursing home is due for expansion, even though the struggling health care system doesn’t know if the program makes money.

Defying skeptics, and making amends, giant banks invest in public housing

Defying skeptics, and making amends, giant banks invest in public housing

In a deal that connects Wall Street to poor families in Cambridge, two of the largest banks in the country are investing in low-income public housing here.

Health Alliance stiffens Ebola preparation, but will send infected to Boston hospitals

Health Alliance stiffens Ebola preparation, but will send infected to Boston hospitals

Protective equipment for nurses and doctors has been upgraded, but patients with symptoms and a suspect travel history won’t be admitted for treatment at CHA clinics.

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.

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