The fight for just and affordable housing continues!

April 15, 2016

In March, we joined with our partners in Right to the City - Boston to stop the eviction of a family in Dudley Square by a management group that has been using massive rent increases to remove long-time tenants.

ACE members and supporters gathered in front of 9-15 Ruggles Street where Felicha Young and her family have been fighting a no-fault eviction served by Advanced Property Management (APM). With strong organizing by City Life/Vida Urbana (CLVU) and legal representation from Greater Boston Legal Services, Felicha won an extension in court to stay in her home.

Despite Felicha being a reliable tenant for more than 16 years, APM and The Mayo Group want to force her out to renovate the building for much higher rents. APM has refused to negotiate even when residents were open to reasonable increases, resulting in 10 of the building's 15 families being pushed into Boston's increasingly expensive housing market, with eviction threats hanging over the rest.

Help us kick off the gardening season

April 15, 2016

It's time to get our gardens ready for planting! We have two opportunities this month to plug into our Grow or Die campaign and see how youth and residents have transformed vacant lots into thriving community gardens.

Magnolia Street Garden Clean-Up
Saturday, April 16, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Intersection of Magnolia Street and Woodford Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

Ellington Street Garden Clean-Up
Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

104 Ellington Street
Dorchester, MA 02121

Run a 5K for EJ!

April 15, 2016

Join us for a family-friendly run to raise funds for ACE and Boston Climate Action Network (BCAN). The 5K run begins at 9:00 a.m. with a kids' run and family walk at 9:30 a.m. The run will not be timed. Costumes are welcome!

Saturday, April 23, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 5K
9:30 a.m. - Kids run/family walk

Jamaica Pond Boathouse
507 Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Register today: $28 per person in advance, $33 at the event. Youth 12 and under are free.

Thank you to Sazama Real Estate for hosting the event. If you are interested in co-sponsoring or donating, please contact Samantha.

Congrats to our EJ Awardees!

April 15, 2016

As part of our annual celebration, Jammin' for Justice, we recognize people and groups for outstanding work that furthers environmental justice. We are happy to announce the recipients of our 2016 EJ Awards. Congratulations to:

We look forward to sharing their work with you at Jammin' on Monday, May 23 at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.

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