Category Archives: Affordable Housing

CPA Project List for 2012

There are $449,000 available for projects this year.         As you can see from the list below, the Community Preservation Committee has a challenge ahead.   Now if logic were to prevail, it might be just achievable, but there is a lot … Continue reading

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Seaport Village LLC–I’ve got the information

I have most of the information – by the way, thanks to all those legal proceedings, the Planning Office has a big three-ring binder on the project.     Will be getting my eyes on that Monday. I have detailed pictures of … Continue reading

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The ‘Plan’ etched in stone

I don’t know if it’s the journalist strict code of fact-checking but it should not replace or cancel out logic.       Seaport Village, LLC is as trapped by their legal pursuit as the City is as trapped by the horrible 40B … Continue reading

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The Goal of Affordable Housing

Big meeting last night to go over a planning professionals day-dream of a perfect community.       This is of course, not urban planning but social engineering by the State.       By somehow providing homes that are ‘forced’ into the mold of ‘affordable’; … Continue reading

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All we have is a flashlight

When you see a big development like the proposed 40B project on the Woodman Farm Lot; I can guarantee there are many fingers eagerly waiting to share in the spoils.          Everyone knows the affordable housing proposed is just a smoke … Continue reading

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CPC Funds Available

They had a brief meeting last night of the Community Preservation Committee.  The basic agenda was to get ready for new projects.     This year’s available money is $449,000. The Deadline for submission of applications is February 16th. After the scheduling … Continue reading

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Why Dark Siders are Delusional

Why do I get upset with Dark Siders?      I get upset with anyone who deliberately or unintentionally hurts and damages Newburyport.      I look at Newburyport as a precious and bejeweled city and I get upset when it is attacked or … Continue reading

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