On Energy News Network: Mass. bill would double real estate fee to fund clean energy, affordable housing
Environmental and housing advocates are joining forces in Massachusetts to push a bill expected to generate $300 million per year to fund investments in clean energy, energy efficiency, climate adaptation, and affordable housing.
In the Boston Globe: Mass. is pushing home ownership in an effort to battle its enormous racial wealth gap
Massachusetts is undertaking a massive shift in how it distributes money for affordable housing, pumping tens of millions of state dollars into building new owner-occupied homes after years of focusing almost exclusively on rentals.
PRESS RELEASE: HIBERNIAN HALL PROUDLY SHOWCASING LOCAL PLAYWRIGHTS TONIGHT & APPRECIATES MASS CULTURAL COUNCIL’S SUPPORT
Hibernian Hall at Madison Park Development Corporation received a grant of $2,500 from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, through its Cultural Investment Portfolio Projects Program. The grant recognizes that Madison Park Development Corporation provides significant public value through its programs and services. This particular grant was awarded in support of Hibernian Hall’s 2nd Annual Play Writing LAB (or HHTC2) for aspiring playwrights, led by playwright Jecenia Figueroa, a Puerto Rican playwright, poet, and author born in Boston.
In BU Today: To Do Today: Roxbury International Film Festival
The Roxbury International Film Festival is the largest film festival in New England dedicated to and celebrating films by, for, and about people of color. This summer marks its 22nd year and features more than 80 films, ranging from documentaries to horror to coming-of-age stories to student films. Filmmakers from around the globe will compete for numerous certificates and the festival’s top documentary prize, the Henry Hampton Award, named for the late Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker best known for his acclaimed PBS series on the Civil Rights Movement, Eyes on the Prize.