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Medway: Town Meeting approves Village Residential districtEditorial: 'Preserve' the intent | Boston HeraldCriticism emerges around Community Preservation Act ballot question in HolyokeHolyoke, Springfield and other cities approve Community ...See historic Franklin's top 10 antebellum homesBoston votes to adopt Community Preservation ActMain Street/Route 123 paving complete in NorwellCommunity Preservation Act questions on Palmer, South Hadley ...4 ways the Dakota Access Pipeline could be stopped - USA TodayViews clash as Springfield voters consider Community Preservation ...Should Billerica voters adopt the Community Preservation Act?Community Preservation Act ballot question in Springfield gains additional endorsements from local groups, legislatorDisenfranchised Voters and Civic Groups Challenge 20-Day Voter Registration Cutoff LawDAPL Desecrated Sacred Sites, Took 10 Days to Tell State, as ...Everything you need to know about Question 5 - The Boston Globe

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Medway: Town Meeting approves Village Residential district
Milford Daily NewsNovember 15, 2016

MEDWAY — Voters at Town Meeting Monday night approved an article to create the Village Residential district, but only after residents approved changes to ...more »

Editorial: 'Preserve' the intent | Boston Herald
Boston HeraldNovember 14, 2016

Consider us unimpressed that more than 170 cities and towns, including Boston, have now adopted the Community Preservation Act, as if it represents.more »

Criticism emerges around Community Preservation Act ballot question in Holyoke
MassLive.comNovember 11, 2016

Adoption of the Community Preservation Act (CPA) means that home and business property owners will pay a 1.5 percent surcharge on top of their property tax bill each year. That extra revenue, along with state funding, can be used for projects only in ...more »

Holyoke, Springfield and other cities approve Community ...
wwlp.comNovember 10, 2016

Eleven cities and towns across the state voted to adopt the Community Preservation Act.more »

See historic Franklin's top 10 antebellum homes
The TennesseanNovember 10, 2016

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the act into law one year before the property at 5th and Bridge was lost, but it has led to other historic homes and buildings being preserved. That initial demolition .... Now, we are a poster child for battlefield ...more »

Boston votes to adopt Community Preservation Act
Boston Business JournalNovember 9, 2016

The Yes for a Better Boston campaign said in a statement shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, "We are thrilled that Boston voters have voted yes for this opportunity to fund affordable housing, parks and open space, and historic preservation for our City.".more »

Main Street/Route 123 paving complete in Norwell
Wicked Local NorwellNovember 8, 2016

That funding was challenged by a group of residents in Plymouth Superior Court, where Judge Raffi Yessayan ruled that the project didn't adhere to Community Preservation Act standards and the funds were returned before any money was spent. Under state ...more »

Community Preservation Act questions on Palmer, South Hadley ...
MassLive.comNovember 8, 2016

The proposals in both towns ask voters whether to create a bank to fund CPA-eligible projects -- via a bank that would be financed from a 1.5 percent property ...more »

4 ways the Dakota Access Pipeline could be stopped - USA Today
USA TODAYNovember 5, 2016

North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux Tribe isn't the only group that wants the pipeline, 75% complete, to be shut down.more »

Views clash as Springfield voters consider Community Preservation ...
MassLive.comNovember 5, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — When it comes to the Community Preservation Act — Question 5 on Tuesday's election ballot in Springfield — the views of Robert McCarroll ...more »

Should Billerica voters adopt the Community Preservation Act?
The Boston GlobeNovember 4, 2016

The Community Preservation Act is designed to address those concerns, but it must be adopted by local referendum vote. Preserve Billerica, a grass-roots team, gathered 1,500 petition signatures to add municipal Question 5 on the Billerica ballot for ...more »

Community Preservation Act ballot question in Springfield gains additional endorsements from local groups, legislator
MassLive.comNovember 4, 2016

SPRINGFIELD – A local organization that has urged a "Yes" vote for the Community Preservation Act property tax surcharge on the Nov. 8 ballot, has announced additional endorsements from community groups and from state Rep. Carlos Gonzalez.more »

Disenfranchised Voters and Civic Groups Challenge 20-Day Voter Registration Cutoff Law
Chelsea RecordNovember 4, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts' 20-day voter registration cutoff law, arguing that it has led to the arbitrary disenfranchisement of thousands of eligible voters, even though no one doubts they ...more »

DAPL Desecrated Sacred Sites, Took 10 Days to Tell State, as ...
Indian Country Today Media NetworkNovember 4, 2016

Dakota Access Pipeline builders damaged sacred sites and didn't report it for 10 days, then maced water protectors trying to prevent further harm.more »

Everything you need to know about Question 5 - The Boston Globe
The Boston GlobeNovember 3, 2016

Boston and Springfield voters will decide whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act.more »

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