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The state's 'smart-growth' plans are supposed to loosen the housing squeeze and give would-be home buyers a fighting chance. Problem is, no one seems to be listening.

An advertisement from the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association promotional campaign on the need for more affordable housing in Boston's western suburbs.
An advertisement from the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association promotional campaign on the need for more affordable housing in Boston's western suburbs.
By Michael Jonas
January 8, 2006

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TALK LONG enough to anyone about the high cost of housing in Massachusetts and the conversation usually gets around to the same illustration of just how tough things have gotten: In more and more places, not just the priciest ones, police officers, teachers, and other mainstays of municipal life can no longer afford to buy a home in the communities ... (Full article: 2061 words)

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