2016 Taste of Dorchester draws hundreds; MAHA raises over $80,000

April 28th – MAHA's 8th annual Taste of Dorchester is in the books and it was another incredible success with hundreds of guests enjoying fare from 22 restaurants while listening to live jazz and bidding on an array of attractive silent auction items.

We thank our 2016 Presenting sponsors Arbella Insurance Foundation and Vargas & Vargas Insurance, all of our other sponsors, restaurants and guests for making this event possible. MAHA raised over $80,000 to support affordable and sustainable homeownership in Dorchester and throughout Massachusetts.

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.


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