Link It Over

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

Boston Globe: In Chelsea, coalition aims to save lives on verge of unraveling
The Chelsea Hub brings together representatives from more than 20 different public and private organizations. It follows a model developed in ...

Chelsea Record: City Will File Another Lawsuit if ‘Sanctuary City’ Legislation Becomes Law
The United States House of Representatives passed an immigration bill in June that includes harsh penalties for self-declared Sanctuary Cities like Chelsea…

Housing Perspectives: Are Home Prices Really Above Their Pre-Recession Peak?
In 2016, national home prices not only rose for the fifth year in a row, they finally surpassed their pre-recession peak in nominal dollars, according to most national measures of home prices.

Co.Design: The Movement To Make Everyone Friendlier–With Urban Design
One woman is on a mission to transform every public bench into a mini community hub

Revere Journal: City Mourns Sudden Death of Bob Haas:Colleagues, Friends Recall Haas Committed to Family and City
City council president and former four-term Mayor Robert Haas Jr. passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, July 2 at a Block Island, Rhode Island vacation spot.

New York Times: Building Boom in Boston Casts Shadows on History and Public Space
Children splashed in a shallow pool in Boston Common as a guide in a tricorner hat led a tour last week, pointing out Revolutionary War sites.

City Lab: An Open Data Hub That Builds Better Citizens
More than 100 American cities host online open data portals brimming with information on crime, housing, transit, traffic, and neighborhood boundaries.

WBUR: Plan Provides Road Map For What Boston Should Look Like In 2030
The city of Boston has released its first citywide development plan in over 50 years.