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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh On Unions, Affordable Housing, Gun Violence

It’s been a busy month for the mayor of Boston.

Denny Alsop near the Charles River in Newton (Deborah Becker/WBUR)

Denny Alsop Draws Attention To Massachusetts Water In An Unusual Way

The 69-year-old has been paddling the rivers of Massachusetts for the past month.

Proposal To Pave Way For More Dense Housing In Greater Boston

It sounds simple: decrease red tape and increase housing. But many municipalities worry that large, multi-family development projects would put an extra strain on their budgets and change the very fabric of their communities which makes them unique.

Week In Review: Governor Baker, General Electric Philanthropy, Some Boston Rents Level Off

Renee Graham and Dante Ramos join us for our week in review panel.

Evictions In East Boston: The Push For A ‘Just Cause’ Ordinance

Housing advocates call what’s happening in East Boston an “eviction crisis.” All this week we’ll look at what a “just cause” eviction ordinance would mean for the city.

15 Ruggles Street, where some residents are currently facing eviction. (Joe Difazio/WBUR)
Funds from the Community Preservation Act would be used for affordable housing, historic preservation, open space and recreation, like these sprinklers at Johnson Park in JP. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Boston Councilors Weigh Property Tax Surcharge

They’re reviewing a proposal to add a 1 percent surcharge onto city property taxes — which would be part of the Community Preservation Act.

15 Ruggles Street, where some residents are currently facing eviction. (Joe Difazio/WBUR)

Hundreds Turn Out As Boston Debates A Just-Cause Eviction Ordinance

Radio Boston’s Jamie Bologna says the meeting was passionate, contentious and representative of one of the greatest challenges facing Greater Boston today.

A view of Maverick Square in East Boston, where just cause evictions are an issue. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Boston City Council Considers ‘Just-Cause’ Evictions

At City Hall Plaza Monday, housing advocates and protesters gathered in support of a proposal that could lead to significant changes in the city’s rental laws.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in WBUR's studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Mayor Walsh Talks Opioids, Marijuana Legalization, Housing And Boston Latin

We spoke with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh about the state legislature’s opioid bill, challenges at Boston Public Schools, MBTA fare hikes and his passionate opposition to a November ballot question that would legalize marijuana in Massachusetts.

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