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Linking Commuter Rail to Jobs, Housing, and Opportunity in Eastern Massachusetts 18.6.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer Passengers board a train at South Station in Boston Waiting at a suburban station for the train to Boston, I remember my father, who commuted to the state capital from our home south of the city for more than four decades. These old, stubborn purple-trimmed trains still lumber along just like they did when he first started riding them to work in the 1970s. As I listen for the rails to hiss and give away the approaching train, I wonder if the waves of growth and innovation engulfing metro Boston will finally force the Bay State to take a fresh approach to transit, housing, and commercial development. Scurrying down the platform toward a conductor, who hangs out of an open door to wave us in, I pass a route map for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) vast commuter rail network. A dozen branching lines carry passengers over nearly 400 miles of track (Chicago and New York are the only systems in the U.S. with greater reach). In the first half of the 19th century, ...
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Colorado company picked to develop former Loretto Heights campus 15.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A local company has been picked to develop the storied Colorado Heights University campus, a visible landmark in southwest Denver that has brought out the protective instincts in its neighbors.
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San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor Defies the Liberal Litmus Test 14.6.2018 Mother Jones
London Breed officially became San Francisco’s first black female mayor Wednesday, surviving a bruising election and over a week of uncertainty after the polls closed, when Mark Leno conceded the race.  The victory makes Breed the latest in what can seem like a national wave of black women running for and winning—or at least progressing toward—public […]
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Rents pricing out minimum-wage workers across the U.S., report says 14.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
High housing costs in Colorado and across the country have been putting the pinch on renters and prospective home buyers for some time.
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A Rockies hall of fame in LoDo? Baseball team has big plans for a Coors Field parking lot 13.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Pro sports franchises generally build rosters. Occasionally they build practice facilities, sometimes stadiums, arenas or ballparks. The Colorado Rockies are primed to be the first Denver team to make the jump to full-on mixed-use developer.
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DU leads the way as metro universities drastically change landscape 12.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The University of Denver is not only building a new $143 million first-year dorm, it also is plowing ahead with a "radical transformation" of the campus.
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Front Range housing growth control measure faces dim future as efforts to get it on the ballot flounder 11.6.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
A growth-control ballot measure that would severely curtail the construction of new homes and apartments along the Front Range likely won't get a hearing before voters, after its chief cheerleader conceded he's abandoning the effort for now.
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Forced Migrants Make New Homes in Sanctuary Cities—With Nests, Burrows, and Dens 11.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Her name was Lola. No, not “L-O-L-A, Lola,” from the Kinks’ song, but a Mexican Redhead. Well, actually, not that either, it turned out. “We don’t really say that anymore,” the avian veterinarian said as he helped Lola out of her […]
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Denver police seek driver who walked away from scene after crash kills pedestrian on Federal Boulevard 10.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
A pedestrian was killed Sunday morning in a crash involving an SUV on Federal Boulevard, and Denver police said the driver walked away from the scene.
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From Rats to Rainwater, a Tour of New York Public Housing 9.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
What began as a utopian New Deal dream is now a nightmare. Government should leave this business.
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Man with seven prior felony convictions found guilty of murder in Lakewood stabbing 9.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
A man with seven prior felony convictions was found guilty of first-degree murder for a fatal stabbing in a Lakewood convenience store parking lot.
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Larimer Square redevelopment on ice as owner convenes advisory committee to discuss idea 8.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
A few months after unveiling them, Larimer Sqaure's owner has pressed pause on plans that call for two new buildings on the block likely to dwarf their historic and legally protected 1800s predecessors. Instead, a new group, the Larimer Square advisory committee, will convene this month to talk options.
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Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent 7.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness.
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Denver gets a B-plus in renter satisfaction, ranks 11th in survey of U.S. cities 7.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver received a strong B-plus from Apartment List's annual Renter Satisfaction Survey. The grade ranks as the 11th highest of the U.S. top 50 largest cities.
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How Frey plans to fix Minneapolis' affordable housing crisis 5.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minneapolis mayor recently announced plans to spend $50 million to create more affordable housing in the city.
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Boulder’s timeout on tall buildings could become law of the land 5.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The fate of a rule that restricts city building heights could be decided Tuesday night as the Boulder City Council looks to either extend or make permanent a moratorium that is in its third year.
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DCT real estate closing Denver HQ and laying off nearly 60 people as it joins Prologis 4.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
As part of the permanent shutdown, DCT said it notified between 55 to 59 employees that they will lose their jobs beginning July 31.
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Denver homeowners caught in affordable housing quagmire now finding insurance claim denials in their mailboxes 4.6.2018 Denver Post: Business
Title companies who insured Denver home buyers when they bought income-restricted housing they weren't qualified to own are now telling those people they are on their own in dealing with the fallout of those purchases.
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223 Denver homeowners caught in affordable housing snag agree to work with city on solutions 3.6.2018 Denver Post: Business
For hundreds of Denver homeowners involved in the regulatory mess that has ensnared city's affordable home ownership program, this month marks the beginning of a period of relative calm. What the rest of 2018 holds for them is unclear.
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How loneliness may be killing us 31.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Loneliness has serious health implications and maybe the next public health crisis.
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