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Posts from November 2015

Topping it off

November 2015 - Project developers, local and state officials, and others signed a steel beam Thursday before a crane lifted it, adorned with a small tree and a flag, onto the roof of the five-story Harbor Place commercial building.

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Proving The Need For More Housing, More Than 400 Apply For 12 New Affordable Apartments In Haverhill

November 2015 - More than 400 people applied for 12 new apartment units at the new Winter Street School Apartments in Haverhill, showing that the demand for affordable apartments exceeds supply.

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Upham’s Crossing resident grateful

November 2015 - With Mayor Marty Walsh and Cardinal Sean O'Malley looking on, Christine Wright took the podium and delivered an impassioned speech, recalling the day when she took stock of her life, looked at her daughter and decided, "you deserve a good mom."

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New affordable housing for Dorchester and Haverhill

November 2015 - It was a real joy this week that we were able to dedicate two new affordable housing developments of the archdiocese’s housing office, the Planning Office for Urban Affairs. On Thursday I celebrated the ribbon cutting for 80 units of new affordable housing that was developed in Dorchester.

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Planning Office dedicates new affordable housing in Dorchester, Haverhill

November 2015 - For Christine Wright, the dedication of the Planning Office for Urban Affairs new Uphams Crossing affordable housing development in Dorchester means she can finally have a home to call her own. "It is truly a blessing from God, and I know I could not be more proud of myself or my daughter for how far we've come," Wright said at the dedication ceremony for the new development, Oct. 29.

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Harbor Place grows skyward

November 2015 - Harbor Place is designed to boost the eastern end of downtown the way that hundreds of new housing units in old vacant shoe factories have helped the western end of downtown in recent years. That housing, plus a new parking garage and a popular restaurant district, have brought a new energy and economic boost to western downtown.

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St. Kevin’s campus re-opens as affordable housing site

November 2015 - The former St. Kevin’s Parish campus will continue to be a place of community and sanctuary, officials said last week at the opening of the St. Kevin’s Redevelopment at Uphams Crossing. Mayor Martin Walsh, other government officials, and Cardinal Sean O’Malley gathered last Thursday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the construction of 80 new units of affordable housing at the Columbia Road site.

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Old Haverhill school becomes homes

November 2015 - People looking for affordable housing in Haverhill have in recent years turned to the Boston Catholic Archdiocese. In 2010, the Archdiocese converted the old Hayes factory building on Granite Street into 57 one-and two-bedroom apartments.

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Former St. Kevin’s Parish reborn as 80 units of affordable housing

November 2015 - St. Kevin’s Parish in Upham’s Corner, Dorchester was a treasured part of the fabric of the community until it closed in 2008. The community celebrated its reincarnation last Thursday as a new facility that will house 80 families.

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