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Boston City Council takes first step in support of affordable homes, parks, and jobs

February 10, 2016 – Ten Boston City Councilors, led by Councilors Michael Flaherty and Andrea Campbell, sponsored an Order to place the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the Boston ballot this November. Other Councilors signing on were City Council President Michelle Wu, Ayanna Pressley, Annissa Essaibi-George, Sal LaMattina, Frank Baker, Tim McCarthy, Matt O'Malley, and Tito Jackson. Thank you to all of the City Councilors.

If the measure is approved by the Council, Boston voters will be able to vote YES to raise additional funds to build new affordable homes, improve parks and playing fields, and preserve historic building for new uses. If adopted, the average single-family owner occupant homeowner would pay $23.09 per year in a surcharge on the property tax and the city would raise $13 million to help first-time homebuyers, renters, and seniors and to improve neighborhoods parks and playgrounds in our neighborhoods. Boston would also receive state matching funds that would increase the impact of CPA for Boston.

2016 Taste of Dorchester Set For April 28th

January 27, 2016 - "Each year it keeps getting bigger and better." "Did you taste the empanadas from Sea Breeze?" "Or the scallops from ester?"

If you attended last year's Taste of Dorchester®, you may have heard some of these comments.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 28th where we will once again have 20+ restaurants under one roof the the IBEW Local 103 Hall, 256 Freeport Street for an unforgettable evening. We thank our 2016 Top Chef sponsors Arbella Insurance Foundation and Vargas & Vargas Insurance for making this event possible.




MAHA

Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
1803 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
By email:
By phone: 617-822-9100
By fax: 617-265-7503

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