Posted inPolitics

Pushed out of Roxbury

SOME PEOPLE MAY have been taken aback by the overflow crowd of 350 people who showed up earlier this month for a Boston City Council hearing in Roxbury to hear concerns about displacement. Kim Janey was not one of them. “I was not surprised at all,” said Janey, the district city councilor who represents Roxbury […]

Posted inEconomy

A clash of housing visions

SEVERAL HUNDRED ADVOCATES from across the country are descending on Roxbury Community College beginning Friday for a conference committed to the idea of building more housing to relieve a crunch that is pricing people out of booming coastal cities like Boston. The YIMBYtown convention is the national ingathering of a new movement – this is […]