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G. Patrick, LT. Gov, Murray, MassHousing and MAR Announce New Program for Using $8K...

July 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — At a press conference yesterday at the State House, MAR President Gary Rogers joined Governor Patrick, Lt. Governor Murray and MassHousing Chairman Dirrane announce Masshousing’s new loan program that allows first-time home buyers to “monetize” the $8,000 Federal homebuyer tax credit for downpayments and closing costs.

Kerry, Kennedy Announce Massachusetts to Receive $50 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives

BOSTON, MA - July 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Senators John Kerry and Edward Kennedy today announced that Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development would receive $50,814,102.00 from U.S. Treasury Department as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

MassHousing Announces $1 Million Loan Commitment for the Acquisition and Redevelopment of Longhill Gardens...

Demolition and renovation of severely distressed housing will result in 109 units of quality rental housing, of which 88 units will be for low-income families. BOSTON, MA - June 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — MassHousing announced today that it will loan up to $1 million to WinnDevelopment of Boston for the acquisition and renovation of Longhill Gardens in Springfield, which will result in 109 renovated units of quality rental housing.

Going Green: Mayor Menino launches first phase of Renew Boston

June 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Strategy sets ambitious goal to reduce City’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40,000 metric tons annually and create 100 green-collar jobs In the third of four major announcements this week to advance the City’s green agenda, Mayor Thomas M. Menino today launched the $200,000 Renew Boston Residential Energy Efficiency Pilot Program in partnership with Next Step Living, Inc., a new Boston-based company that specializes in residential energy efficiency services to lower energy costs for homeowners and green the environment. Joined by Jim Hunt, Chief of Environment and Energy Services for the City of Boston, and Geoff Chapin, CEO of Next Step Living, Mayor Menino congratulated Dorchester resident and homeowner Crystal Haynes for being the first person to take advantage of this innovative partnership.

Green Infrastructure Projects Promise Environmental Results in Ipswich River Watershed

Boston, MA - June 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A series of low-impact development or green infrastructure projects are demonstrating techniques that show promise of improving water quality and stream flow in the Ipswich River Watershed.

GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES STATE TO RECEIVE $4.5 MILLION FROM MACARTHUR FOUNDATION TO PRESERVE AFFORDABLE...

Investment expected to leverage $150 million to keep 9,000 homes affordable in Massachusetts

Western Massachusetts Electric Company Files Large-Scale Solar Energy Plan

February 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) announced February 12 that it has submitted a solar energy plan to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. The plan would implement large-scale solar installations that could begin generating power by 2010.

Mayor Menino Announces $11M in Federal Funds for Two Affordable Senior Housing Developments

Highlights Long-Awaited Funding as Catalyst for Urban Projects After Years of Reductions

Main Street Improvements Begin in South End

December 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today that the City of Springfield has begun executing plans for improvements to...

MassHousing Makes Loan Commitments of up to $15.1 Million for Final Phases of the...

Redevelopment of the Boston Housing Authority’s “most troubled’’ housing development will result in 266 new affordable apartments in townhouses and mid-rise buildings BOSTON – MassHousing announced...

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Dodgers owner sells Brookline estate, but after more than $6 million price drop If you thought the real estate tumble bruised your home's resale value,...

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BLUMENTHAL & MURPHY INTRODUCE BILLS TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO HOMEOWNERS AND...

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced two bills— the Crumbling Foundations Small Business and Homeowners Assistance Act and the Aid to Homeowners