Sponsored By 0 Real Estate A Community Engagement Coordinator will be on site facilitating programs for all residents. Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from the City of Cambridge: August 24, 2020 Residents are now moving into Finch Cambridge, the largest new construction of 100% affordable housing development in Cambridge in 40 years. Developed by Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. (HRI), this 98-unit apartment building is located in the Cambridge Highland neighborhood, near the Fresh Pond Reservoir. There are 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments including five accessible and two sensory-impaired, all which are permanently affordable to low, moderate, and middle-income households. Finch Cambridge meets the highest energy efficiency and sustainability standards. Solar panels provide electricity to the common areas and the building meets Passive House standards. The building has 114 … [Read more...] about Cambridge City-Supported Affordable Housing Opens To New Residents
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As bitter cold settles over the Northeast this weekend, here are steps to take to prepare for subzero temperatures , strong winds and other winter weather. Make sure you have extra batteries in case of power outages. Keep flashlights, extra batteries and extra blankets on hand, as well as a can opener, extra medicine, first aid supplies, emergency heat sources and a fire extinguisher, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a government agency. Also, stock up on nonperishable foods, such as dry cereal, nuts and protein bars. The National Weather Service recommends having at least one gallon of water per person a day for three days. Take steps to insulate your home. If the power goes out, and you are relying on a generator, make sure to use it only outdoors , more than 20 feet away from your home. It is critical to have working carbon monoxide monitors on each floor of your home. Do not heat your home with a camp stove, oven or charcoal-burning … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Your House for Extreme Weather
Homebuyers might finally start to see some meaningful relief from high mortgage rates, even as the Federal Reserve continues its streak of rate hikes aimed at easing inflation. The Fed added another quarter percentage point to the benchmark borrowing rate on Feb. 1, bringing the target range to 4.5% to 4.75%. After peaking just above 7% in October, the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 5.99% on Feb. 2, dipping under 6% for the first time since September, according to Mortgage News Daily . Just one day earlier, the average mortgage rate was 6.21%, but the quick decline shows lenders believe the Fed’s moving in a positive direction. The hike on Feb. 1 was the eighth consecutive increase since March 2022. The Fed raised interest rates by 0.75% four times in a row late last year before announcing a more moderate 0.5% hike in December. “We can now say I think for the first time that the disinflationary process has started,” Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in a … [Read more...] about Fed rate hike: Will mortgage rates continue dropping?
0 Arts & Entertainment According to the CDC, many traditional Halloween activities can be higher risk for spreading viruses. Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from the City of Cambridge: October 13, 2020 The City of Cambridge announced today that it is canceling all City-sponsored Halloween events and will not be issuing street closure, block party, or park permits this year for community events to help prevent large groups of trick-or-treaters and others from congregating in close proximity. City-sponsored events include annual Halloween open houses hosted by the Cambridge Fire Department and Halloween activities sponsored by the Department of Human Service Program’s Community Schools. “Community celebrations are an important part of civic life in Cambridge; however, we must continue to adhere to COVID-19 safety measures. Traditional door to door trick-or-treating is a higher risk activity … [Read more...] about City Of Cambridge Cancels City-Sponsored Halloween Events
Call it the Brooklyn breaking point, when the cool factor of Kings County is not enough to compensate for a less-than-ideal living situation. For Joseph I. Dube and his wife, Frances Cabrera, it came last year. After realizing they could not afford to buy a place in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, where they had been renting, the couple began looking in Sunset Park. But though that neighborhood was more affordable, it required a longer trip by subway to Midtown Manhattan, where Mr. Dube and Ms. Cabrera both work. And they were discouraged when the offers they made on apartments there were unsuccessful. They had better luck in Jackson Heights, in north-central Queens, a historic and heterogeneous area less than a half-hour from Midtown — and, pricewise, a world away from trendier enclaves. “The co-op buildings here, they have a certain look and feel, like the buildings we loved by Prospect Park,” Mr. Dube said. Last fall the couple paid $399,000 for a two-bedroom with prewar … [Read more...] about Jackson Heights, Queens: Diverse and Evolving
Sunnyside, in western Queens, is a stark contrast to the gleaming glass residential towers rising in nearby Long Island City. Here is an old-fashioned New York neighborhood of squat prewar apartment buildings, rowhouses and shopping streets that still have mom-and-pop businesses. “We call it Mayberry,” after the small town portrayed in the 1960s sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show,” said Amy FitzGerald, the owner of Welcome Home Real Estate on Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside. “People are very friendly,” said Ms. FitzGerald, who moved to the neighborhood with her husband 16 years ago from Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Ciaran Staunton, a resident since 2001 and the owner of Molly Blooms pub in Sunnyside, said residents were quick to rally around community issues such as repaving a local street. “People come together because this is a good neighborhood and we want to keep it good,” he said. Sunnyside’s boundaries correspond roughly with those of ZIP code 11104, an area of nearly … [Read more...] about Sunnyside, Queens, ‘Mayberry’ Near Midtown