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Affordable Housing and Healthcare Facility Opens in Jamaica Plain

Affordable Housing and Healthcare Facility Opens in Jamaica Plain

For nearly a decade, Jamaica Plain residents grew accustomed to passing by the vacant building at 459 Walnut Ave. until it was given new life by the opening of the Francis Grady Apartments on April 30. Combined with the Stacy Kirkpatrick House, the affordable-housing unit provides on-site health care to its 30 residents, taking an

Federal ROSS grant awarded to Public Housing Authorities

Photo: D. B. King The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded over $1.9 million in grants to six Massachusetts Public Housing Authorities. Provided through HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Program, the funding will cover a 3-year period and support Service Coordinators at various Public Housing sites. In a press

Women’s Media Center Publishes Report Examining Disparity Between Male and Female Coverage of Reproductive Rights News

Reproductive rights have long been an issue that is front and center of presidential campaigns and social debates. Now with the Supreme Court currently investigating the case of Whole Woman’s Health vs. Cole, which some say will be the most influential abortion case since 1992, women’s health issues are more widely discussed than ever. However,

Boston Listed as No. 1 City for Inequality

The Brookings Institution recently released a study examining the increasing level of income inequality in cities and metro areas across the country, with Boston topping the list. Conducted by Alan Berube and Natalie Holmes, the study was released on Jan. 14. Alongside Boston, the study also ranked New York and San Francisco among the top

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