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Weekly Top Reads: Affordable Housing Grants, News from Rep. Michlewitz and Councilor Edwards, Community Preservation Funding, City Construction Guidelines, ABCD Valentine’s Day Party

This week’s top posts on featured affordable housing, government, community preservation funding, construction and local events. Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week!

Celebrating Boston’s Affordable Housing Funding Grants at North End’s Knights of Columbus Event

Hundreds of new affordable housing units were funded throughout the city at a celebratory event held in the North End on Wednesday. The City announced $26 million in funding across 10 projects for 515 affordable housing units and deed-restricted homes. Read more here.

North End’s State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Named Chair of Prominent House Ways and Means Committee

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz has been named Chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee by Speaker Robert DeLeo. The appointment comes ten years after Michlewitz was first elected to the Mass. House of Representatives. Read more and watch a video here.

Langone Park and Knights of Columbus Hall Recommended for Community Preservation Funding

The Knights of Columbus Hall and Langone Park are two of 56 projects Mayor Walsh has recommended for funding through the Community Preservation Act. Recommended projects will now be submitted to the City Council for approval. Read more here.

Community Update from City Councilor Lydia Edwards

City Councilor Lydia Edwards gave a community update on February 14th to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association. Topics include the community preservation act, clean streets initiative, real estate 6% transfer tax and the Mercantile Wharf building. Read more and watch the video here.

City Council Discusses Construction Work Hours; Corporate Tax Breaks

City Councilor Ed Flynn is calling for a hearing regarding construction hours and weekend work. The Councilor has received calls from residents and wants to get further clarity around construction guidelines. Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

ABCD North End / West End Service Center Celebrates Valentine’s Day [Photos]

The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently held its Valentine’s Party for the seniors to commemorate love and friendship. The center had a fabulous turn out with nearly four dozen members of the community attending. Read more and see photos here.