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November 13, 2019

Last week there was a lot of good news surrounding the Community Preservation Act, beginning with the City of Lowell adopting CPA on election day!   The Mill City is now the 176th community to pass the Community Preservation Act, which has gained ground with more citie...

July 26, 2019

Registration is now LIVE for the 2019 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference.  On Friday, September 20, attendees will gather in Plymouth to learn, share and network about all things preservation related and more.  Educational sessions, discussion panels and to...

June 25, 2019

Storytelling is an integral part of history. Stories teach, they inspire, they motivate, they caution.  Stories tell where you have been and where you are and where you hope to go in the future.  Through Storytellers we  share local preservation stories that can serve...

May 23, 2018

Yesterday, May 22, 2018, during the Senate Budget debate, Senate Budget Amendment #3(Community Preservation Act) was the very first amendment that was adopted after a roll call vote. This is important because each Senator went on record to individually vote in favor of...

April 4, 2018

There has been a lot going on in the world of the Community Preservation Act lately. From a ruling in the Caplan v. Town of Acton suit to the Department of Revenue releasing an estimate for the CPA Trust Fund match, there is a lot of news!  So here are some quick yet v...

December 13, 2017

Over the past two years, the Town of Dighton’s Community Preservation Commission has taken advantage of the advice and technical assistance provided by our Circuit Rider program to help complete its first Community Preservation Act-funded historic preservation project...

March 23, 2017

Greg Galer, Executive Director of the Boston Preservation Alliance, talks about new challenges for preserving unique elements of Boston's past--from the agreement over the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square to the more precarious outlook for preservation tax credits. Intervi...

September 26, 2016

Preservation Massachusetts' President Jim Igoe penned a counterpoint argument that was published in the Boston Metro West Sunday Globe. The piece was part of "The Argument", a column that poses a question with two opposing viewpoints. The question posed was "Should Act...

September 26, 2016

from the Community Preservation Coalition

Court Decision Issued in Acton Lawsuit - September 24, 2016


In a closely-watched lawsuit questioning the Town of Acton's CPA grants to historic churches, a Middlesex County Superior Court Justice has refused to issue a prelimina...

July 19, 2016

SPRINGFIELD –The City Council voted Monday night to place a question on the election ballot, Nov. 8, to have voters decide if there should be a tax surcharge in Springfield to raise approximately $1 million annually to support historic preservation and open space proje...

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