Category Archives: Affordable Housing

BAD LEGISLATION ALERT! IT CONTINUES!

Tomorrow Night will be another chance to stop an ill-conceived attempt to cater to special interests instead of taking care of the citizens as a whole. We dodged a bullet when it came to 100 State Street as outrage was … Continue reading

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Now is the time to pick a new mayor!

If someone is going to be a viable opponent to Mayor ‘Bulldozer’ Holaday; they need to begin the process now.      It will be too late in the spring and a losing proposition in the summer/fall. This, of course, is obvious … Continue reading

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Another chance to stop the gentrification!

The new modus operandi of the current Zoning Board of Appeals is very similar to the modus operandi of the past Zoning Board of Appeals: basically, if the applicant is too hot to handle, continue it until the abutters and … Continue reading

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We can stop the Gentrification!

Looking for loopholes in a law is the primary goal of determined developers.     City Council and the Mayor and advocacy citizens can add guidelines, ordinances and rules all they want but if you have a determined bunch who … Continue reading

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This year’s CPA Applications

The amount of applicants for the Community Preservation Act’s pool of money is quite a bit down this year. Here is the list which easily fits on a single piece of paper. I’ve noticed that Newburyport Preservation Trust, Oak Hill … Continue reading

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Beating a dead horse

This entire garage negotiation is extremely complicated.      Councilor Cronin has given all of us an excellent glimpse and superb update on the present situation with his blog insert.     If you really want to know (instead of anecdotal information from your friends … Continue reading

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Fear and Intimidation on the campaign Trail

I didn’t think I had that much political power – but everyone seems to be sweating bullets to appear ‘above board’ and not being found to be playing dirty politics.       All I did was send out a simple blog that … Continue reading

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