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School building closures inevitable
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School building closures inevitable
Parents, teachers and students from the Pauline A. Shaw School in Dorchester demonstrated, testified at School Committee meetings and wrote op-eds in a concerted effort to stop what many saw as the district’s attempt to pull the plug on the school, denying them grade expansions while all other BPS elementary schools are switching to a K-6 grade configuration.
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Housing activists seek to expand land trusts
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Housing activists seek to expand land trusts
Last week, tenant organizers celebrating the acquisition of a multifamily home by the Boston Neighborhood Community Land Trust came together to announce that their work is not done — they are now asking that city and state officials use federal ARPA funds to continue purchasing area homes to be preserved as permanent affordable housing.
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Neponset designated Superfund site
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Local News
Neponset designated Superfund site
The Lower Neponset River has been designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Superfund site, local officials announced Monday at a press conference in Mattapan.
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City to start planning for Blue Hill Ave. redesign
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Local News
City to start planning for Blue Hill Ave. redesign
Boston officials are planning to redesign a three-mile stretch of Blue Hill Avenue between Mattapan Square and Grove Hall. Planning will likely include center-running bus lanes.
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The disappearing affordable units
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News
The disappearing affordable units
Neighbors in the Fields Corner area were apprehensive in 2019 when they learned developer James McClure was planning a six-unit condominium building on a parcel of land zoned for a three-unit building.
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Local News
BPDA approves neighborhood projects
As 2021 comes to a close, several large-scale projects aimed at economic development in Roxbury, Hyde Park, Dorchester and South Boston were approved by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors at its Dec. 16 meeting.
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Local News
Boston neighborhoods reveal changing city
Political dynamics are shifting in Hyde Park and Dorchester’s Savin Hill enclave as both neighborhoods diversify, multiple community members said.
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Miranda, Elugardo running for 2nd Suffolk Senate district
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Politics
Miranda, Elugardo running for 2nd Suffolk Senate district
The race for the newly-drawn 2nd Suffolk District seat is open and state Reps Liz Miranda and Nika Elugardo are in.
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Activists push candidates on Mass and Cass
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Local News
Activists push candidates on Mass and Cass
As election season moves forward with a pared-down list of candidates, community activists are capitalizing on added attention to the ongoing opioid crisis at “Mass and Cass” by demanding that campaigns have concrete plans in order to secure neighborhood support.
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In the news: George Huynh
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Local News
In the news: George Huynh
Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced the appointment of George Huynh to Dorchester neighborhood liaison. Huynh will work to encourage, facilitate and maximize citizen input and participation through service requests, neighborhood meetings, mailings, and emergency responses.
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JPNDC rehabilitates Lorenzo Pitts affordable housing units
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Local News
JPNDC rehabilitates Lorenzo Pitts affordable housing units
More than 200 units of income-restricted housing across Roxbury and parts of Dorchester will be kept affordable, according to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC).
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New Dorchester Food Co-op set to open
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Local News
New Dorchester Food Co-op set to open
At first glance, the Dorchester Food Co-op could be any other business in a wave of gentrification hitting the majority-low-income, Black and Brown neighborhood of Dorchester in Boston. But co-op members offer a different backstory.
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