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GentriWatch: ‘The Clarion’ Brings 32 Affordable Housing Units to Roxbury

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. PROPONENTS OF affordable housing tallied a small victory Thursday night, as the Boston […]

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Throwback Thursday: How Racist Was Boston in 1982?

On March 13, 1982, William Atkinson and William Grady were walking down Savin Hill Avenue when a brown car with five men inside pulled up alongside […]

News

Planned 25-Story Tower in Dudley Square Would Be Tallest Building In Roxbury

A 25 story mixed-use high rise is planned for a parcel in Dudley Square currently occupied by a a small bank building on Washington Street. The […]

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Roxbury’s Andrea James Wins Coveted Soros Justice Fellowship

On June 17, the Open Society Foundations announced that it will fund Boston native Andrea James to create a national network of formerly incarcerated women. […]

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Dedham Selectman Mike Butler Plans to Get Arrested Over West Roxbury Pipeline [Updated]

  Updated on Thursday, June 18, at 10:10 a.m.  According to Emily Kirkland of Better Future Project, Dedham Selectman Mike Butler was arrested this morning […]

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Brandeis Students Creating Plan to Revitalize Land Along Blue Hill Avenue

Officials from the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development have teamed up with students from the Brandeis International Business School for the second year in a […]

Arts & Entertainment

New Nelson Mandela Mural Goes Up in Roxbury

A once blank wall near the intersection of Warren and Clifford Streets in Roxbury has been transformed into a dedication to the late Nelson Mandela […]

Arts & Entertainment

11 Free Things to Do in Boston, August 2014

Check out these free events happening around Boston this month, including the annual R.O.Y Kickball Event, the August Moon Festival in Chinatown, and Boston Greenfest.

Wellness

City Councilor Tito Jackson Is Getting Fit

Don’t call it a comeback. City Councilor Tito Jackson is on a mission. Representing District 7, which includes all of Roxbury and parts of the […]

Home & Property

A Mixed-Use Project in Mission Hill Is Moving Forward

A Boston non-profit organization is planning to replace a long-vacant, two-acre site in Mission Hill with a 305,000-square-foot mixed-use residential, office, and retail development. Mission […]

Arts & Entertainment

What to Look Out for at the Roxbury International Film Festival

The 16th annual Roxbury International Film Festival is officially in action. The festival is New England’s largest film festival that “showcases and honors the work […]

Home & Property

Notorious Boston Nightclub Gets New Life as Apartments

A notorious Boston property is about to embark upon what is at least its fourth life. The building at 888 Tremont Street in Roxbury is […]

News

The Power of Ideas: Gilad Rosenzweig

How a Canadian-born architect plans to expand tech innovation in the city.

Home & Property

Massive Roxbury Mixed-Use Project Headed Straight Toward Defeat

Dozens of Boston residents have spent hundreds of hours over the past decade focused on getting a mixed-use project built on an empty lot in […]

Home & Property

Dudley Neighbors Incorporated Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

With all the improvements happening over in Dudley Square these days, it’s hard to believe that true change in the neighborhood started decades back. Thirty years ago, […]