New England News
1:12 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Massachusetts Funds New Housing Construction

SHA Robinson Gardens apartments , Springfield MA

  Construction work on publicly funded housing developments in Massachusetts should be booming in coming months. The Patrick administration has committed tens of millions of dollars to build or preserve affordable housing across the state. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

        $105 million in tax credits and subsidies from federal and state programs is being awarded for 36 housing developments in 28 communities.  State officials say this will build or preserve almost 22 hundred housing units and create an estimated 3000 construction jobs.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

City Hall Protest Demands More Housing For The Poor

This apartment house in Springfield MA damaged by the June 1 2011 tornado was later demolished

Anti poverty activists want more housing for the poor in Springfield Massachusetts. The comprehensive master plan for rebuilding from the tornado does not call for more affordable housing to be built.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..


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New England News
3:00 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

New Housing Development At Former Northampton State Hospital Site

Completed homes and buildable lots at Villiage Hill Northampton

Massachusetts state and local officials  in Northampton,Tuesday marked more progress in  a decades  long effort to  transform a former state hospital campus into a sustainable urban neighborhood..WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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Capital District News
7:04 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette

Judy Patrick

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Judy Patrick, managing editor of the Daily Gazette.

New England News
3:55 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Housing Discrimination Complaints Rising

A foreclosed house in Springfield MA

Civil rights authorities say they've seen a serious uptick in housing discrimination complaints in Massachusetts.  Its further fall out from the foreclosure crisis.  WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
12:47 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Businesses Return To Tornado Damaged Corridor

Nearly 10 months after a tornado caused widespread damage businesses have returned in surprisingly strong numbers to the commercial district just south of downtown Springfield Massachusetts. In the immediate wake of the June 1st disaster there were fears the tornado would be the last straw for recession slammed business owners, but that has proved not to be the case. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
5:44 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Massachusetts Housing Market Improves

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors, which tracks monthly home sales data in the Commonwealth, recently announced that home sales are up over 26% from the same time last year, marking the eighth month in a  row of year-over year increases.

President of the MAR Trisha McCarthy says there are a number of factors that point to why home sales in the past year are up in Massachusetts…

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