Massachusetts State Government and Public Real Estate News

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, praised the Obama administration for its new “Waters of the United States” rule that will protect the drinking water of 117 million Americans. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers held more than 400 meetings across the country and received more than one million public comments before issuing the historic rule
MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the Massachusetts Court of Appeals ruled that MERS is a valid mortgagee that can hold legal title to the mortgage with the right to assign its interest in the mortgage.
The Scituate Town Library will be relocating to the Scituate Harbor Community Building at 44 Jericho Road on Monday, June 15th. The current library at 85 Branch Street will be closing on Friday, June 5th at 5 pm
Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, and the Town of Framingham, Massachusetts announced today they are partnering on a comprehensive $6 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to improve town buildings and increase operational efficiency. The infrastructure upgrades are expected to deliver greater energy efficiency and operational cost savings, enhance comfort for building occupants and reduce greenhouse gasses and emissions. The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2016
Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement on the Energy Information Agency’s (EIA) analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposal. Senator Markey is co-author of the only comprehensive climate change legislation to pass a chamber of Congress
The Senate budget funds the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and other housing and homelessness prevention programs at $432.1 million.
Senate Democrats representing states along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to fully fund Amtrak’s funding request in the upcoming Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill.
For the second year in a row, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named Boston the most energy-efficient city in the United States, according to its 2015 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today publicly released the administration’s first progress report on achieving the housing production goals laid out in his ambitious housing plan, “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030.” The plan, released in October 2014, called for increased transparency into housing policy, including quarterly releases of data and an end of year Annual Report. This is the first report in that series.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation (BCBSMF) to release Addiction and Recovery Services in the City of Boston, a Blueprint for Building a Better System of Care, a report on the current status of substance abuse and addiction in the City of Boston. The findings of the report will serve as a road map for the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services (ORS), the first-ever municipal-based office to focus on this issue. The Mayor also announced that Jennifer Tracey, a highly respected and experienced recovery expert, will head ORS.
Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) today joined 35 Democratic and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015. Below is a statement from Congressman Moulton.
Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash will join the Town of Framingham and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) at a special kickoff event announcing a new Neighborhood Master Plan project to revitalize Southeast Framingham on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8 a.m. in the Pusan Road Community Center, located at 9 Pusan Rd. in Framingham.
Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) have introduced a bipartisan bill directing the U.S. Department of Energy to quantify the cost savings from operational energy efficiency technologies in an effort to increase public and private use of these technologies, without creating any new programs or increasing government spending.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced nearly $39 million to support affordable housing developments in neighborhoods throughout Boston. The funding, which will create or preserve 1,194 housing units, is possible through $27 million in federal and local resources through the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) and $11.7 million in linkage funds through Boston's Neighborhood Housing Trust.
Berkshire Housing Development Corporation in Pittsfield, MA; Community Teamwork, Inc. in Lowell, MA; HAP Housing in Springfield, MA; Housing Assistance Corporation in Hyannis, MA; Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development in Lynn, MA; Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership in Boston, MA; RCAP Solutions, Inc. in Worcester, MA; South Middlesex Opportunity Council in Framingham, MA; South Shore Housing Development Corporation in Kingston, MA
MassHousing Loan Closings of $16.6 Million Will Preserve Affordability for Senior Citizens Living at the 135-Unit Beacon House on Beacon Hill

Acquisition of the property by Rogerson Communities and covenants with the city of Boston will extend affordability in perpetuity

BOSTON – August 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Affordability for senior citizens living at the 135-unit Beacon House on Beacon Hill has been extended in perpetuity by the new ownership as a result of $16.6 million in MassHousing financing. more »

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