POUA In the News

Posts from June 2010

Our view: SJC action a victory for Salem’s Point neighborhood

June 2010 - The Supreme Judicial Court's rejection of a nuisance suit that sought to block development of the former St. Joseph's Church property in Salem, represents a victory for the city and its Point neighborhood.

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Court refuses to hear appeal over housing at church

June 2010 - The lengthy legal battle over the St. Joseph Church redevelopment appears over. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has denied a request to hear one final state appeal, thus ending a four-year court fight by a group of neighbors and landlords who opposed the $19 million project and challenged decisions by the city's Planning Board, Zoning Board and City Council.

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Houses from the holy

June 2010 - When St. Aidan's Church closed nearly 11 years ago, Mary Martha Mahlmann was among those parishioners who lost a spiritual home. But Mahlmann would find her way back, this time as a resident of the housing erected on the former church's property.

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The St. Aidan Dedication Ceremony

June 2010 - Congressman Barney Frank and Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley joined residents, friends, town, state and federal officials to celebrate completed construction of The St. Aidan, a residential development that features 59 units of mixed-income housing in the Town of Brookline. The site is on the former home of St. Aidan Catholic Church.

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Frank, O’Malley dedicate mixed-income housing units

June 2010 - U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, a homeowner-turned-renter, celebrated the completion of 59 units of mixed-income housing in Brookline yesterday, noting that homeownership is not for everyone.

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