Weekly Links

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

Chelsea Record: French Club Project Gets State Funding, Looks Toward Summer Groundbreaking
The Neighborhood Developers (TND) hosted state and City leaders on Tuesday morning, March 28, to announce that they had received critical funding to allow the French Club affordable housing project to proceed to a groundbreaking.

The Atlantic: Who's Following Ben Carson?
CarsonWatch.org, that’s who. The HUD secretary’s every move is being closely monitored online by a confederation of housing advocates.

The New York Times: In Ohio County That Backed Trump, Word of Housing Cuts Stirs Fear
For years, Tammy and Joseph Pavlic tried to ignore the cracked ceiling in their living room, the growing hole next to their shower and the deteriorating roof they feared might one day give out. Mr. Pavlic worked for decades installing and repairing air-conditioning and heating units, but three years ago, with multiple sclerosis advancing, he had to leave his job.

The Daily Free Press: Baker-Polito Administration allocates funding to affordable housing projects
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced Tuesday that the Baker-Polito administration will grant $20 million to affordable housing projects in the state.

City Lab: Drawing Up an Urban Planning Manual for Chicago Teens
The graphic novel No Small Plans aims to empower the city’s youth through stories about their neighborhoods.

WBUR: Suffolk Downs Sale Is Approved
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the pending sale of Suffolk Downs racetrack to a developer.

Revere Journal: Arrigo Signs Contracts with Three Unions
The Mayor and union representatives for the Revere Police Employees Association, the Revere School Traffic Supervisors Union and the Public Works Department have signed and agreed to new labor contracts.

WGBH: Lawrence And Chelsea Fight Trump: A Blueprint For Other Sanctuary Cities?
The gist of the lawsuit is simple: President Trump can't cut or withhold funds appropriated by Congress, without congressional consent.