On July 3, 1756, David Tilden drew his last breath in what was then Stoughton. And up until now, that was merely a historical curiosity... more ››
The Dracut public wanted Beaver Brook Farm and backed this desire with $2.8 million in 2015. Now, what will they do with the prize?
In December 2018, residents from Goshen Senior Housing crossed the street to join about 30 others at Town Hall for the Council on Aging... more ››
Keeping up with the latest trends isn’t easy, and it can be especially difficult for municipalities with limited resources. While residents... more ››
In 2008, after a failed rezoning effort left his clients short on hope and looking to cut its losses, a prominent Canton zoning attorney... more ››
One of the main goals of CPA is to provide the means for cities and towns to protect their unique character and history, and the stately... more ››
According to data from the Trust for Public Land, the number of off-leash dog parks has increased 20% over the last five years.
Nearly every community in Massachusetts is facing a shortage of housing, and this problem is especially true when it comes to housing for... more ››
As development pressure continues to grow across Massachusetts, the accelerating loss of open space and agricultural land continues to be a... more ››
One of the strengths of the Community Preservation Act is how it creates opportunities for successful partnerships and acts as a catalyst... more ››
Accessibility is an increasingly important element of recent CPA projects, highlighting the integral community building aspect of the... more ››
For many CPA communities, Habitat for Humanity is an invaluable partner when it comes to affordable housing goals.
Near Union Square in Somerville stands the Prospect Hill Tower—a stalwart, granite structure that represents nearly 300 years’ worth of... more ››
A transformative recreation project is under construction this summer in the Town of Boxford, known as the Boxford Common, that ultimately... more ››
Many communities are home to significant historic artifacts, but those with the Community Preservation Act are fortunate enough to have a... more ››
Until recently, Peter Igo Park in the town of Marshfield was a troublesome area for the community. The park had fallen into disrepair due... more ››
Open space preservation is a key component of the Community Preservation Act (CPA), and over 23,000 acres have been preserved with CPA... more ››
Although it is sometimes overlooked, the ability to fund archaeology projects is a unique and valuable aspect of the Community Preservation... more ››
Historic preservation, open space protection, recreation, and affordable housing needs sometimes extend across CPA town boundaries. For... more ››
A beloved landmark for the island communities of Martha's Vineyard, the iconic Gay Head Light was dangerously close to the edge of the... more ››