This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES on Beacon Hill

By Bob Katzen

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense financial harm to millions of families and borrowers. The Biden Administration’s debt cancellation plan will help prevent student loan borrowers from needlessly suffering even more pandemic-related economic harm, including the devastating cascade of harms that follow from default. We are calling on the Supreme Court to uphold the Secretary’s authority to provide much-needed relief to people across the country who have been affected by this unprecedented pandemic.” Continue reading This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES on Beacon Hill

WRAPPING UP THE 2022 SESSION

By Bob Katzen

WRAPPING UP THE 2022 SESSION – Before the 2022 session ended on January 3, the House and Senate acted on several bills including:
REVENGE PORN (H 4498, S 3167) – The House and Senate approved different versions of a proposal that would prohibit the posting of sexually explicit images of another person online without their permission—commonly referred to as “revenge porn.” Continue reading WRAPPING UP THE 2022 SESSION

FOOD INSECURITY EVENT

By Bob Katzen

As the costs for basic necessities rise, more Massachusetts residents living on the economic margins must choose between buying groceries and paying for housing, transportation, childcare and other basic utilities. It’s a dilemma that plays out in hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts households every day. Hunger and access to proper nutrition remain pervasive, with nearly 1 in 3 adults experiencing food insecurity in Massachusetts in 2021. Continue reading FOOD INSECURITY EVENT

Two Affordable Homeownership Opportunities in Somerville: 411 & 432 Norfolk St.

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Housing Division are pleased to announce two affordable homeownership opportunities to income-eligible, first-time homebuyers through the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program: one 3-bedroom unit at 411 Norfolk St. and one 1-bedroom unit at 432 Norfolk St. Both condos will be offered to households earning between 81% and 110% of the area median income (AMI). Continue reading Two Affordable Homeownership Opportunities in Somerville: 411 & 432 Norfolk St.

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:Somerville City Councilors Please Do Your Jobs, MBTA bus terminal! Potholes, cracks, etc.

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Somerville Alert #2…Clarendon Hill Twrs. Bus Riders and All Bus Riders in the area: Please be extra cautious walking in the Clarendon Hill Twrs. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:Somerville City Councilors Please Do Your Jobs, MBTA bus terminal! Potholes, cracks, etc.