Link It Over

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

BostonGlobe: Zoning reform offers a path to economic equality and social integration
ZONING REFORM: SNORE. It’s not an issue that gets people “chanting and singing on the Boston Common,” as one of its supporters put it.

CityLab: The Great Crime Decline and the Comeback of Cities
Patrick Sharkey, author of Uneasy Peace, talks to CityLab about how the drop in crime has transformed American cities.

BostonGlobe: New MassHousing chief is right choice to tackle area’s inequities
Kudos to Governor Charlie Baker and MassHousing for choosing Chrystal Kornegay to lead the agency and take a fresh and critical look at Boston’s housing crisis (“Breaking tradition,” Metro, Jan. 10).

MACDC: Ten Priorities That Will Keep Macdc Busy In 2018
Now that we have celebrated the holiday season and endured the Bombogenesis storm, it is time to get serious about the business of 2018.

TheNewYorker: When Deportation Is a Death Sentence
Hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. may face violence and murder in their home countries. What happens when they are forced to return?

NewYorkTimes: What ‘Dreamers’ Say About the Great Immigration Debate
With jitters and with prayers, with countdown clocks in their heads and their immigration lawyers on speed-dial, hundreds of thousands of young immigrants have spent all fall and winter…

ChelseaRecord: Sen Elizabeth Warren Urges Congress to Restore Funding to Community Health Centers like EBNHC
An an Op-Ed that appeared in State News on Monday, Dec. 18, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren called House Republicans onto the carpet for halting federal funding…

EverettIndependent: Urban Renewal Plan Being Pitched for Everett Square, Commercial Triangle
Urban Renewal has a very negative association based on the sins of the distant past, but planners in Everett hope to show that just such an urban renewal plan could be a great tool…

MasLive: Local officials: How ending Community Development Block Grant Program could impact Massachusetts cities and towns
With Congress facing a Jan. 19 deadline to pass a spending bill and avoid a government shutdown, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, joined local officials from across the state…

Curbed: Here’s how HUD’s new housing voucher rule affects recipients
Data from NYU shows that in most of the 24 metro areas impacted, voucher recipients would have more and better options