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Should mobile homes be counted as part of a community’s affordable housing stock?

Original article from The Boston Globe North YES Thomas P. Walsh State representative, Peabody Democrat Thomas P. Walsh Whether to allow municipalities to count mobile or manufactured homes toward the community’s 10 percent requirement of affordable housing stock has been debated for decades. The time to modify the state affordable housing law, Chapter 40B, to include them is now. In...


Sewer next issue for Fuller project Partners hope to break ground in fall

Courtesy photo/An artist’s rendering of the proposed Fuller School site development. An agreement calling for building 30 units of affordable housing within the 200-unit complex planned for the Fuller School site is being hailed as a key breakthrough that can move the entire $70 million Fuller redevelopment project forward. But city officials and leaders of the Fuller partnership seeking to...


Letter: Fuller deal should bring 83 affordable units

To the editor: The YMCA is planning to build 53 low-income units at its Middle Street site with Harborlight Community Partners. LDS Consultant Group determined Dolben’s 200-unit apartment project at Fuller does not meet a financial hardship standard to justify in-lieu payment to waive the required 30 affordable units under the city’s inclusionary housing ordinance. The development group is willing...


$10K raised for Meals on Wheels After 43 years, breakfast moved to March

More than 300 people turned out Friday morning for a SeniorCare Inc. fundraiser — a spring celebration for the organization’s Meals on Wheels program. SeniorCare CEO Scott Trenti said organizers decided to shift what had been a Valentine’s Day event for 43 years to March instead this year after a spate of bad weather had clouded the event for the...