Author Archives: Caitlin Russel

BHA Documents Come with a Hefty Price Tag, Spare Change News to Appeal

The Boston Housing Authority is asking for $6,200 for one year’s worth of Section 8 apartment inspection reports. The BHA says that the request for reports from 2016 will produce 40,544 documents. BHA Chief of Staff Lydia Agro said that while producing the paper inspection reports detailing the specific violations would be burdensome and expensive,

Somerville approves affordable housing waiver

The Somerville Planning Board voted 5-1 to grant the developers of Assembly Row a waiver that allows them to make fewer than 20 percent of residential units in the development affordable as mandated by the Somerville Zoning Ordinance’s “inclusionary housing” rules. Currently there are a total of 1,017 units at Assembly Row, with 890 market

Spare Change News is looking for a new Executive Director!

Are you looking for a part time job that will allow you to help Boston’s first street newspaper continue its advocacy for homeless people? The Homeless Empowerment Project, which publishes Spare Change News, is looking for a new Executive Director. The 20-hour per week position pays $20,000 annually, and includes two weeks of paid vacation.

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Hello readers! Spare Change News is conducting a brief survey so that we can get a better idea of who our readers are and how we can best serve them. All you have to do is click the link below and answer ten simple questions. Thanks! -Spare Change News Staff Transaction Preferences of Commuters Survey

Harvard students demand support from school administration

Shortly after the newest incarnation of the Trump administration’s Muslim ban was announced, the Harvard International Students Working Group rallied for institutional support from the university and to show solidarity with undocumented workers in Harvard Square on Tuesday, March 7. Gathered around the T station, the Harvard students held signs and cheered each other’s impassioned

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