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Don’t Tune Out the Gardner Museum’s New Sound Art Installations

For the first time in its 114-year history, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is showcasing work outside of its own walls. The museum’s new exhibit, “Listen […]

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Shot Fired Inside Boston School Department Headquarters in Roxbury

Boston Police are investigating a shooting inside the Boston School Department headquarters at the Bolling Municipal Building in Roxbury’s Dudley Square. Police say at least one shot was fired […]

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Controversial Developer Plans to Convert Historic Roxbury Church into Condos

A Brighton realtor’s plans to redevelop a historic church in the Highland Park neighborhood of Roxbury into condominiums has some community members seething. At a neighborhood meeting last week, […]

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The Story of Boston in Six Squares

As a city, they’ve long defined us. Now they show us how we’re changing.

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Onaje X. O. Woodbine Talks Black Gods of the Asphalt

There’s a spectacular moment in Black Gods of the Asphalt, the startling nonfiction debut by scholar Onaje X.O. Woodbine, when a street basketball player soars over […]

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Facing Pressure, Amazon Expands Same-Day Service to Roxbury

Amazon has announced that it will expand Prime same-day delivery in Boston to include Roxbury, after the online retail giant faced criticism for excluding predominantly black […]

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Amazon Offers Same-Day Delivery Everywhere in Boston—Except Roxbury

A number of food delivery apps say they service Boston, but exclude Dorchester, the city’s largest and most diverse neighborhood, and Mattapan. But these are relatively smaller […]

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GentriWatch: Luxurious, Oceanfront Property on…Revere Beach?

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. What do you think of when you picture Revere Beach? Kelly’s […]

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Urban Renewal Goes on Trial at City Council Hearing on BRA Extension

The Boston Redevelopment Authority faced the latest obstacle in its quest for a 10-year extension on its urban renewal powers, answering questions posed by a skeptical […]

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The 100 Funniest, Weirdest, Most Curious Boston Street Names

At our request, Mayor Marty Walsh’s office provided us with a copy of Boston’s Streets, a 202-page list of every street, road, avenue, boulevard and footpath […]

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Former West Roxbury IHOP to Be Converted into Apartments

The long-vacant International House of Pancakes at 1235 VFW Highway in West Roxbury will soon be converted into an 84-unit, multi-family apartment complex. The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s board […]

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Neighborhood Public Art: Roxbury

Roxbury is home to many murals, sculptures, and statues, all rooted in cultural and political backgrounds that speak to the diversity of the community. No matter […]

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GentriWatch: European Boutique Hotel for ‘Millennials’ Headed to Cleveland Circle

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. WHEN YOU HEAR the word “Millennials,” what comes to mind? If […]

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GentriWatch: Latest BRA Approvals Target Affordable Housing in Roxbury

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. THE BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY’S Board of Directors met Thursday night, approving […]

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Artist Behind 200 Clarendon Mural Is Bringing Another Art Project to Boston

A few weeks ago, the French street artist known as JR took Boston by surprise. Unannounced, one of his signature large-scale photorealistic murals began unfolding on […]