Category: Cambridge

Month in Review: April, 2013

5 June, 2013 (15:26) | arcologies, Cambridge, Cyprus, Development, Eurozone, Global news, GSEs, Housing, Innovations, Month in review, New York City, Non-Profits, Rent control, Uncategorized, US News |

[Previous Month in Reviews available here: Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13]    By:David A. Smith   Lately many of my multi-part posts have sought to make visible the linkages between things that sectoral policymakers seem to see as entirely unrelated.  Thus in the Big Apple, I connected the dots between a sudden urban interest […]

The price of charity: Part 5, “never foreclosed on any loan”

3 May, 2013 (09:00) | Cambridge, Chapter 93A, consumer protection, Development, fiduciary duty, Homeownership, Just-A-Start, Law, Lending, Litigation, Non-Profits, Renovation |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   By:David A. Smith   Sources for this story include the Cambridge Chronicle (January 11, 2013) and Cambridge Chronicle (January 18, 2013) (brown font), Cambridge Day (December 28, 2012) (green font), and a Letter to the Editor published in the […]

The price of charity: Part 4, “should be held to a higher standard”

2 May, 2013 (09:00) | Cambridge, Chapter 93A, consumer protection, Development, fiduciary duty, Homeownership, Just-A-Start, Law, Lending, Litigation, Non-Profits, Renovation |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   By:David A. Smith   Sources for this story include the Cambridge Chronicle (January 11, 2013) and Cambridge Chronicle (January 18, 2013) (brown font), Cambridge Day (December 28, 2012) (green font), and a Letter to the Editor published in the Cambridge Chronicle (January […]

The price of charity: Part 3, “a friend and ad hoc legal advisor”

1 May, 2013 (09:00) | Cambridge, Chapter 93A, consumer protection, Development, fiduciary duty, Homeownership, Just-A-Start, Law, Lending, Litigation, Non-Profits, Renovation |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   By the end of yesterday’s post, elderly Cambridge homeowner Shirley Graham had borrowed from Just-A-Start Corporation to renovate her triple-decker to correct dilapidation of its foundation structure with the installation of an I-beam.   Still dissatisfied seven years later: Shirley […]

The price of charity: Part 2, “lost all trust and confidence”

30 April, 2013 (11:38) | Cambridge, Chapter 93A, consumer protection, Development, fiduciary duty, Homeownership, Just-A-Start, Law, Lending, Litigation, Non-Profits, Renovation | 1 comment

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post introduced homeowner Shirley Graham, who eight years ago borrowed money from a Cambridge non-profit to renovate the foundation of her 90-year-old triple-decker, which apparently was sagging from age and load.   Sources for this story include the Cambridge Chronicle (January 11, 2013) and […]