Category Archives: Riverview

The community where I first volunteered; lived for two summers; and became a community organizer.

Request backgrounder and questions

From: Sean Purdy Sent: January 14, 2002 1:00 PM Subject: RE: Regent Park Hi Simon. How are you? I found your name in the Regent Park Community News in the 70s and then did a search on the Internet. You’d … Continue reading

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Linc Durand, organizing to the end

From The Boston Globe Feb 12, 1989 A memorial Mass was said in St. Polycarp’s Church in Somerville on Jan. 23 for John Lincoln Durand, former founder and chairman of the Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants. Mr. Durand died … Continue reading

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Mass Union of Public Housing Tenants in Springfield

Springfield Republican, Oct. 21, 1973 A tenant union leader praised the record of public housing in Massachusetts and attacked federal policy on the poor Saturday .in a speech at American In­ternational College. Speaking at the end of an all-day convention … Continue reading

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We’re Looking For People

To The Editor [University of Massachusetts student paper]: One night early last spring one of my co-workers pointed out that Springfield had made the Big Time. Much to my amazement the big dot in Western Mass. was referred to in … Continue reading

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The Tenant Paper Jul 20/72

Riverview tenant council report Tenants finally get trash barrels Under the threat of action SHA finally put more barrels outside. A gain tenants showed their cooperation – the barrels were filled in two days. We must get SHA to empty … Continue reading

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The Tenant Paper Jul 10/72

Report on first tenant council The members of the Riverview T. C. held their first meeting on June 26, 1972.  Tenant representatives jumped right into areas of concern to them.  There’s a good spirit among the representatives and they are … Continue reading

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The Tenant Paper June 20/72 V1#7

Last Friday 23 residents were elected to the Riverview Tenant Council by their neighbors. Voting was very spirited as 168 tenants turned out on a rainy day to select their representatives. Three young residents from the ages of sixteen to … Continue reading

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