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Links from the web that we found relevant. They don't always represent our point of view, but they're interesting:

HarvardGazette: To advance sustainability, fight inequality, researcher says
Unless social and economic inequalities are addressed, sustainability efforts in urban centers will likely stall or never take hold, according to a new Harvard study. This paper.

Boston Globe: In boon for Baker, Mass. ranked best state
U.S. News & World Report handed Massachusetts bragging rights Tuesday. In the publication’s first-ever national ranking of the 50 states, Massachusetts came out as “best,” boosted by strength in education and health care.

CityLab: The Housing Crisis Is a Building Crisis
Construction industry productivity in the U.S. is lower today than it was in 1968—and it won’t pick up unless it can embrace modernization.

Chelsea Record: Non-Attendance:More than 2,000 Students Absent from School on ‘Day Without an Immigrant’
On Wednesday, one day before last Thursday’s (Feb. 16) ‘Day Without an Immigrant’ protest, a fifth grader came up to his principal at one of the elementary schools.

New York Times: Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax Under First Trump Budget
WASHINGTON — The White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate to trim domestic spending, including longstanding conservative targets like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities.

SpareChange: HUD 101: Housing Advocates Brace For Changes Under Trump Administration
On Feb. 7, 2017, a small group came together at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain to learn about the change in administration at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Next City: New Model Could Help Cities Predict Gentrifying Neighborhoods
Run a Google search for “gentrification” and you’ll get thousands of news items and scholarly articles on how urban revitalization risks pushing low-income communities out of cities.

Salon: Could totally scrapping welfare and creating jobs eliminate poverty?
Peter Cove’s new book, “Poor No More: Rethinking Dependency and the War on Poverty,” offers a plan to scrap traditional welfare and cash assistance programs. Instead, Cove suggests restructuring anti-poverty programs to prioritize jobs above all else.

Chelsea Record: Roca CEO Speaks in Washington, D.C. about Organization
Chelsea-based Roca Inc. delivered a powerful talk Thursday, Feb. 9, at TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue, sharing the story of Roca and how relentless outreach and data can help change the cycle of recidivism in our country.