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The New Look of Boston’s Higher Education Institutions

Regular COVID-19 tests, online classes, socially distanced dorms—this fall, students, parents, faculty, and administrators will experience college literally like never before. But what will going […]

City Life

New Year, New Name: Nubian Square Is Making Room for Change

When I plug my destination into Google Maps on the first sunny winter day all week to check how long until my bus will arrive, […]

City Life

It’s Official: Dudley Square Is Now Nubian Square

It’s official: Roxbury’s Dudley Square is getting a name change. The city’s Public Improvement Commission voted unanimously Thursday to change the name of the Roxbury […]


Dudley Square Will Get a New Jazz Club and Restaurant

A fixture on the Boston jazz scene is opening a music venue and restaurant in Dudley Square. A new venture by Berklee professor and record […]

City Life

Black Market in Roxbury Has a Powerful Message after “White Lives Matter” Vandalism

Kai Grant was ready for this. By the time vandals showed up at her Black Market in Dudley Square and scrawled “White Lives Matter” on […]

City Life

Suffolk Construction Is Suspending its Push for a Helipad in Roxbury

Is there any piece of infrastructure more reviled by the general public than the helipad? Once again, a proposal to build one within city limits […]

Arts & Entertainment

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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, […]

City Life

The Story of Boston in Six Squares

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

Arts & Entertainment

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]