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4 bidders seek to buy Briscoe

Plans call for transformation of historic building in Beverly By Paul Leighton Staff Writer File photoFour proposals have been submitted to redevelop Beverly’s Briscoe Middle School, shown here back in 2005. BEVERLY – The city has received four offers to buy the former Briscoe Middle School and transform the historic building into a place for people to live, work and play. All...


Hardy Street housing project moving forward in Beverly

Harborlight Community Partners (HCP) is the recent recipient of a $900,000 award from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) as part of the department’s new Community Scale Housing Initiative. This award will allow HCP to move forward with a six-unit project on Hardy Street in Beverly intended for families in need of affordable housing. Local support for...


Beverly Affordable Housing Project Receives CPA Funding

By Jennie Oemig A new affordable housing project being eyed for a 5-acre plot of vacant land at 108 Sohier Road will receive $250,000 in Community Preservation Act funding. The development, called Anchor Point, is a project established by Harborlight Community Partners, a non-profit devoted to providing affordable housing on the North Shore. “The project offers a lot of advantages...


Panel backs $250K for affordable housing complex in Beverly

BEVERLY — A committee has recommended spending $250,000 in community preservation money to help pay for the first phase of an affordable housing development on Sohier Road. The complex, to be called Anchor Point, calls for the initial construction of 38 two- and three-bedroom family apartments in a building at the corner of Sohier and Tozer roads. The spending must...