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City Life

11 Retro Photos of the Orange Line

The MBTA’s Orange Line, like much of Boston, has a long, evolving history. The first parts of the elevated train were constructed in 1901, and […]

Arts & Entertainment

Concert Preview: Habesha Roxbury! at Hibernian Hall

Photo by Gary Eckstein Though we’ve fallen behind such hipster heavens as Brooklyn and Silver Lake when it comes to generating and fostering cool rock […]

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What Neighborhood Are You From?

For a select group of Boston residents, there’s nothing more important than their neighborhood and its identity. And there are many places, where you are […]

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Collage Arist Ekua Holmes Depicts Everyday Life in Roxbury

“Part of our job is to take things that people walk by every day, and don’t notice, and bring them to the forefront and make […]

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The Sad Tale of Roxbury Community College

The Globe‘s Adrian Walker has been all over Roxbury Community College this week, dinging them for failing to properly deliver financial aid to their students, […]

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West Roxbury Coyote Saga Ends Tragically

West Roxbury Coyote Saga Ends Tragically. After several weeks spent roaming the neighborhood’s sidewalks, the unloved mascot met an untimely demise. We’re sorry, coyote. [Universal […]

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Boston Firefighter Makes a Great Catch at Roxbury Fire Scene

Boston Firefighter Makes a Great Catch at Roxbury Fire Scene. After catching a 6-year-old boy who was dropped from a third-story window, Boston Fire Lt. […]

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The Gritty Reality of a Suspected Roxbury Brothel

Stories of half-naked women chasing men down the street may sound mythical, but in the case of a recent Roxbury “brothel” closure, it’s just a […]

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Boston’s Problem Properties: 102 Blue Hill Avenue

This July, Mayor Menino stood outside a house at 102 Blue Hill Avenue and announced the launch of the city’s new Problem Properties Task Force, […]

Absentee Landlords

To clean up its worst neighborhoods, Boston has instituted a new plan targeting absentee landlords. But can it really work?

These Roxbury Prep Kids Can Kick Your Kid’’s MCAS!

Charter school advocates think they know how to save our students. With charters like Roxbury Prep set to expand dramatically, we’re about to find out if they’re right.

The StreetSafe Question

What’s the best way to turn around a young street thug? According to a revolutionary social program being revived in Boston’s roughest neighborhoods, the answer just might be: with a reformed one.

Two of a Kind

“Every room is an installation,” says Alessandra Mondolfi, as she touches an antique steel surgical lamp in the purple kitchen of the rambling 19th-century Roxbury […]

If You Lived Here … You’d Never Want To Leave

If You Lived Here . . . Youd Never Want To Leave


The Right Private School for Your Kid

A prep school education, as any parent who’s ever signed a tuition check well knows, is a serious investment. And considering the money you’re laying […]