The Homes for Families charity makes its annual request for state funding Thursday with an honor for an elected official it identifies as a great champion of housing and homelessness issues: state Rep. Marjorie Decker, Cantabrigian and former city councillor.
Boston recently earned the dubious distinction of being named the U.S. city with the widest gap between its top 5 percent and bottom 20 percent of earners – a problem felt in our schools and transit systems. A proposed constitutional amendment could help.
For the second time in less than three months, city officials have saved a housing redevelopment project – this time from a financing gap that could have scuttled the underway $109 million revamp of nearly 200 units at the Manning Apartments in Central Square.
An eleventh-hour vote at a specially scheduled City Council has cleared the way for legislation that could safeguard the Cambridge Housing Authority’s $382 million renovation of more than 2,500 apartments for low-income tenants.
The city administration and Housing Authority officials are scrambling to salvage the authority’s $382 million redevelopment of low-income public housing after an unexpected state roadblock threatened to cut the borrowing ability for the project by $23.2 million.
A full third of their elected term remains for city councillors and state Reps. Marjorie Decker and Tim Toomey, with plenty of important matters ahead. I urge councillors them to do what’s right.
With a public hearing taking place Feb. 28, a bill against the Citizens United court decision gets an endorsement from Cambridge’s City Council.
State Rep. Tim Toomey, a Democrat representing Cambridge and Somerville in the 26th Middlesex District — he is also a Cambridge city councillor — released a statement Tuesday on why he voted in favor during a House of Representatives vote on state gambling.