Healey calls for ‘urgency’ on housing
Gov. Maura Healey told municipal officials that housing and economic development will be a major focal point for her administration.
That includes, she said, doing “some things that we probably haven't done before” with “urgency, focus, and collaboration” reports Katie Lannan at GBH News.
"There aren't enough homes, simply put, at any price point, either to rent or to buy for too many people around our state," Healey said at Friday’s Massachusetts Municipal Association meeting.
"There aren't enough homes near our transit hubs.
"There aren't enough resources for families experiencing housing insecurity and facing homelessness, and we are at serious risk of seeing our residents and our businesses go elsewhere to build their futures if they can't afford to stay here."
It's encouraging that Healey delivered this message directly to local officials since the local level where most of our housing progress has been held hostage.
And it's encouraging that she's tapped Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll, the former mayor of Salem and a veteran of many housing battles, to spearhead the effort.
Celtics salute Newton student entrepreneurs
Two entrepreneurs from Newton South High School were honored at center court by the Boston Celtics this month for providing landscaping and power washing services to local community members in need.
Vassili Syssoev and Sam Klein, both seniors, launched a landscaping and power washing service business, Student Landscape, in October. Their business grew quickly, leading them to begin offering free services to seniors and those with disabilities write Dakota Antelman at Patch.