Weekly Links

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

Wicked Local: Somerville community groups host ‘Day of Deluge’
Mayor Joseph Curtatone responded to a number of phone calls and Facebook posts last week, all urging him to take a stance in regards to FRIT’s affordable housing waiver request. The mayor said he would remain neutral.

Boston Curbed: Revere home prices range widely right now
Homes in Revere currently average $239 a square foot, according to an analysis of market-rate listings from real estate research site NeighborhoodX.

Revere Journal: Residents Concerned about Bellevue Ave Development
Citing an issue of parking, traffic and other concerns, neighbors of a proposed development at 5 Bellevue Ave., told city councillors that the size of the development was too big for the neighborhood.

Chelsea Record: Parking Restrictions in Cary Square Bring Drama to the Council
Urging the utilization of a little-used stipulation in the City Charter, a former city councillor asked the Council on Monday night to reverse the decision of the Traffic Commission in adding two-hour parking signs along Washington Avenue in Cary Square.

Wicked Local: Affordable housing for Watertown seniors is lacking
Watertown has about 1,000 affordable housing units per the state’s Subsidized Housing Inventory, or about 6.5 percent of the town’s housing stock, according to Jen Van Campen, executive director of Metro West Collaborative Development.

Boston Globe: Developers buy Necco site in Revere
But big changes also could be coming to where Necco currently cranks out its candies, seven miles away in Revere. Development firms Atlantic ...

NPR: Affordable Housing Program Costs More, Shelters Fewer
On the south side of Dallas, Nena Eldridge lives in a sparse but spotless bungalow on a dusty lot. At $550 each month, her rent is just about the cheapest she could find in the city.

The Washington Post: The nation's capital forfeits millions in affordable housing funds as homelessness surges. Why?
Driving into the nation’s capital along New York Avenue reveals an American social smash-cut.

Chelsea Record: New Application: ZBA says Strip Club is ‘Concert Hall,’ Club Will Go Back to Federal Court
Seth Daniel In a highly-anticipated meeting, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) took on the Phantom Ventures strip club matter once again – after having it remanded back to the Board from a Federal Court judge – and decided that the venture should re-apply as a concert hall/theatre. After about one hour of...