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Housing supply and demand

A housing crunch pressing in on eastern Massachusetts doesn’t get solved with a few strokes — even bold ones like Harborlight Community Partners’ new Boston Street Crossing project in Salem, which will provide a place to live for homeless or formerly homeless individuals. Creating choices for families looking for clean, safe, affordable places to live can only happen with policies...


Shelter Fest raises funds, awareness

BEVERLY – An all-day music festival Saturday in downtown Beverly raised money and awareness for the Harborlight Community Partners, North Shore’s largest affordable housing provider and advocacy group. The headliner for North Shore Shelter Fest was the Evan Goodrow Band. Goodrow is a singer-songwriter-guitarist who performs locally, nationally and internationally. He has released 11 studio albums and three live albums...


Letter: Fuller proposal designed to benefit Gloucester’s citizens pushes affordable housing in

This an artist’s rendering of Cape Ann YMCA’s proposed Housing at Middle Street project. The existing Patillo Building could be connected to the building in the center. To the editor: There has been a great deal of misguided speculation and assumption regarding the proposed development of the Fuller site; I hope to clarify several facts. As a fourth generation Gloucesterman,...


A heroic rescue, a company move, and a teaching fellowship

Detective Steven Petrone and Officer Daniel Richmond were honored at a Jan. 8 Board of Selectmen’s meeting in Groveland for saving a woman’s life. On Dec. 16, they risked going onto thin ice to save a woman from her vehicle, which was sinking into Johnson’s Pond. Petrone jumped into the water and pulled the woman out of the driver’s side...