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DA candidates get specific on policy during debate
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DA candidates get specific on policy during debate
In the five-way race for the Suffolk County district attorney office, candidates made their case for election at a public debate last week hosted by the “What a Difference a DA Makes” campaign, a voter education campaign launched by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.
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Boston Art & Music Soul Festival: BAMSFEST
June 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Roxbury
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Out in the open
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Editorial
Out in the open
It is time for African Americans to understand that the performance of whites is no longer the gold standard of academic and professional achievement. Their ice is actually not colder.
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City shares creative housing ideas with mayors nationwide
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City shares creative housing ideas with mayors nationwide
Mayor Martin Walsh’s Housing Innovation Lab hosted a housing affordability panel event at the 86th annual U.S. Conference of Mayors that took place in Boston over the weekend. The panel highlighted the iLab’s current pilot programs that aim to address the city’s housing affordability crisis.
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The people’s economy
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Business
The people’s economy
Dorchester residents and business owners gathered at the Erie Ellington Community Center on Saturday for a Boston Ujima Project assembly where through a participatory process, attendees helped draft an investment plan for a new local economy.
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Raw meal
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Lifestyle
Raw meal
Around half-past eight, in Naalehu, Hawaii, I walked into Shaka, the southernmost bar and restaurant in the United States.
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Giant Yard Sale and Car Wash
June 16, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Jamaica Plain
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A brief history of the founding and development of Roxbury
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A brief history of the founding and development of Roxbury
In 1630 this area was part of the settlement of Roxbury It was so named because of the natural rocky surface filled with a rock called puddingstone. The original boundaries of Roxbury included the present day Fenway, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roslindale and West Roxbury neighborhoods.
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Why is that tower there?
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Why is that tower there?
You can see its pointed, pencil-shaped top from Columbus Avenue and Ruggles Street, from Roxbury Crossing and from Jackson Square. The Standpipe is a brick and stone structure rising 133 feet above the ground. It sits right in the middle of Roxbury High Fort in the Highland Park section of Roxbury.
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A brief recap of 388 years of Roxbury history
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A brief recap of 388 years of Roxbury history
Roxbury retains historical buildings and sites going back to its founding in the early 17th century.
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Roxbury born
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Roxbury born
Roxbury residents share reminiscences of growing up in a tight-knit community where neighbors looked out for each other.
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Opinion
Cities and states add support to preserve fair housing rule
In reaction to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s suspension of an important fair housing rule, a groundswell of national advocacy has emerged calling to preserve the rule and its goals of fair housing for all.  To date, and in separate actions, both cities and states are speaking up for the 50-year old Fair Housing Act and the goals that it has yet to achieve.
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"Sip & Support" Community Service Fundraiser
June 16, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Arts & Culture
Soul of the Artist
At the First Parish Church in Cambridge, artist Lonnie Holley sits next to the stage, molding a small piece of wire. While his manager, Matt Arnett, extolls Holley’s virtues to the audience, Holley remains quiet. When Holley finishes his miniature sculpture, he rises slowly and takes his place on center stage. When he opens his mouth to sing, it is as though an otherworldly force has overtaken the silent man, using him as a conduit for the music and the message.
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