May, 22, 2016 – Boston Globe
GLORIA CHIN CLIMBS up a tight stairwell inside of 49 Beach St., a Chinatown apartment building with stained white walls, narrow hallways, and pink doors leading to 40 units crowded with families. The most vibrant pink door in the building — freshly painted — is hers.
Chin, 24, stops to point out the new sprinkler pipes, a costly repair made after they froze and burst in the winter. The building has new pipes, sprinklers, and a $44,000 fire alarm system. “The money has to come from somewhere,” she says. “Boston is really cracking down on building regulations.”