Andre Leroux

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Stories by Andre Leroux

Momentum for more housing choices in the state

Momentum for more housing choices in the state

Lawmakers need to create incentives for communities to increase housing stock

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER joined the fight to promote housing last week—adding more push to the consensus that 2018 is the year to tackle the Commonwealth’s housing crisis head on.  As we head into the 2018 session, it’s time for the Legislature to pass bills that will make it easier for our cities and towns to(...)

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Turning brown to gold

Turning brown to gold

We need to recapitalize the state Brownfields Redevelopment Fund

For years, the corner of Gerrish Avenue and Highland Street in Chelsea was a weed-strewn lot. The neighborhood had a long industrial past, once home to box factories, a machine company, and a brass factory. Like so many fading industrial areas, it became home to illicit activity as the factories folded. Today, thanks in part(...)

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Reform zoning now

Reform zoning now

Clear ground rules need to be developed

Massachusetts has always been a source of innovative ideas that change the world, from the revolutionary principles that gave birth to democracy to the technological concepts that founded Facebook. But when it comes to our zoning, subdivision, and planning laws, our state is stuck a half century behind the curve. Past efforts to reform zoning(...)

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