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Evaluation Of City Of Boston Fair Housing Programs: The Final Report, Boston Urban Observatory, University Of Massachusetts Boston Nov 1981

Evaluation Of City Of Boston Fair Housing Programs: The Final Report, Boston Urban Observatory, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Boston Urban Observatory Publications

The City of Boston's 3-year Pair Housing Plan (1981-83) identifies the following six goals for achieving greater freedom of choice in housing for its minority residents: 1) To improve the delivery of services relative to the enhancement of freedom of choice to all minorities in Boston as they relate to fair housing; 2) To increase enforcement of fair housing laws; 3) To increase public safety and security to assure equal access throughout the City of Boston; 4) To Increase the participation of all minorities and low-and moderate-income people in all City of Boston housing programs; 5) To increase low-cost ...


Cable Television In Massachusetts, Padraig O'Malley Apr 1981

Cable Television In Massachusetts, Padraig O'Malley

John M. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies Publications

Today the electromagnetic spectrum is crowded with signal traffic used for just about every conceivable communications purpose, ranging from standard navigational time signals at the Very Low Frequency band to satellite communications at the Superhigh Frequency band. Between these two frequency extremes there are five other frequency bands — Low Frequency, Medium Frequency, High Frequency, Very High Frequency, and Ultra High Frequency — each of which can accommodate only a limited number of uses, and each of which is better suited for some uses than for others. Because the spectrum was, like oil, once believed to be in almost unlimited supply, its ...


The Massachusetts Fiscal System: Structure And Performance, Padraig O'Malley, Raymond G. Torto Mar 1981

The Massachusetts Fiscal System: Structure And Performance, Padraig O'Malley, Raymond G. Torto

Center for Studies in Policy and the Public Interest Publications

On November 4, 1980 the citizens of Massachusetts, by a vote of 59% to 41%, resoundingly endorsed a tax reduction plan known as Proposition 2 1/2. All communities in the Commonwealth were faced with an immediate reduction in their local revenues due to the immediate cut in the excise tax that Proposition 2 1/2 called for, and up to 130 communities will have to implement a 15% reduction in their tax levies for FY 1982.

Already there are protestations from many local officials that they cannot make the required tax cuts without severely reducing the level of local ...


The Meaning Of Ethnicity In American Society: A Perspective From Two Case Studies Of The Jewish Community, Joel Halpern, Barbara Halpern, Ronnie Sardinas Feb 1981

The Meaning Of Ethnicity In American Society: A Perspective From Two Case Studies Of The Jewish Community, Joel Halpern, Barbara Halpern, Ronnie Sardinas

Joel M. Halpern

The situation within the American community cannot be isolated from broader world trends where national ethnic movements constantly raise political, ideological, and social policy questions .Sometimes questions concerning the meaning of ethnicity are at the very center of attention for all nationality groups within th estate . A case in point is Yugoslavia, with its major groups of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. In addition to these nationalities there are minority groups of Albanians, Hungarians, Romanians ,and others. A similar situation exists in Belgium with regard to the Flemings and Walloons.  From an Asian perspective, the Chines in Southeast Asia are a ...


Job Satisfaction Of Home Care Case Managers: An Evaluative Look At One Home Care Corporation, Scott A. Bass, Richard Rowland Jan 1981

Job Satisfaction Of Home Care Case Managers: An Evaluative Look At One Home Care Corporation, Scott A. Bass, Richard Rowland

Gerontology Faculty Publication Series

Senior Home Care Services — Boston III, Inc. is a six year old private non-profit corporation with an annual budget of nearly $5 million. The agency currently delivers services to approximately 2,500 functionally impaired senior citizens per month in the Boston neighborhoods of South Boston, East Dorchester/Mattapan, East Boston, Beacon Hill, West End, North End, Charlestown, and South Cove. Over 5 7% of the case management staff has worked at the agency less than one year and 92.9% of the case management staff has worked at SHC for less than two years. The high turnover rate is well ...