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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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

Arts & Entertainment

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

Arts & Entertainment

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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. […]