Weekly Links

Below are some links we found from around the web that we thought were relevant to our work. These articles don't always represent our point of view, but it's interesting to know what people are saying :

Boston Globe: A move to bring more affordable housing turns into a fight
Some of us start the new year with a plan to hit the gym more, or eat better. In Cambridge, officials are planning, once again, to try to tackle the city’s gaping shortage of affordable housing.

East Boston Times: Secretary Ash Addresses Large Crowd at NOAH’s Annual Meeting
Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth Jay Ash was the keynote speaker at East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s annual meeting last Thursday at Spinelli’s.

CityLab: Boston Police Want to Track Your Emotions on Social Media
A debate rages over the department’s request for a $1.4 million analytics tool that would let undercover accounts monitor users’ locations, associates—and even moods.

Forbes: The Four Ways Wealth Spreads In Cities
Over the years, there's been an awful lot written about the concentration of poverty in America, particularly in our large cities, and how the concentration drives inequality and limits economic mobility.

WBUR: What Trump's Transportation Pick Could Mean For Mass.
On Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Elaine Chao as secretary of transportation. Chao, who served as the secretary of labor under George W. Bush and is also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is an experienced Washington insider.

CityLab: The New Front Line of Public Health
Community health workers take a 360-degree view of the barriers that stand between their patients and better health—and their numbers are growing.

Chelsea Record: CPA Vote by Council Brings New Measure Closer to Reality
The Chelsea City Council voted unanimously on Monday to accept the proposed structure for the new Community Preservation Act (CPA) committee.