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With Mass and Cass, Wu’s reputation at risk
Mayor Wu now confronts a very serious dilemma. After the attack on Jean McGuire, it will be difficult to gain community support for the assignment of Mass and Cass residents to the Franklin Park area.
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Jean McGuire recovering after attack
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Jean McGuire recovering after attack
In an incident that has shocked her Roxbury neighbors, former METCO director and School Committee member Jean McGuire, 91, was stabbed multiple times last Tuesday evening while walking her dog in Franklin Park. She is currently hospitalized in stable condition and is expected to recover.
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Local News
Wu not opposed to Shattuck units
Despite a pledge last year to spread throughout the city housing and addiction treatment services for the homeless population concentrated in the area around Mass and Cass, Mayor Michelle Wu is not opposing a proposed 400-unit housing shelter that would be built at the site of the Shattuck Hospital in Franklin Park.
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Nonprofits plan for 400 units, addiction services at Shattuck
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Nonprofits plan for 400 units, addiction services at Shattuck
When city workers dismantled the tents in the streets around the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard last December, city officials and civic leaders stressed the importance of a regional approach that would distribute the drug treatment programs and transitional housing from the area to neighborhoods throughout the city and throughout the region.
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Puerto Rican festival returns to Roxbury
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Puerto Rican festival returns to Roxbury
In addition to the usual complement of elected officials and office seekers, the Puerto Rican festival parade included eight floats, more than 300 classic and custom cars, more than a dozen dance troupes among the 80-or-so official entrants.
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Street closures anger neighbors
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Street closures anger neighbors
The Boston Police Department has closed off streets in and around Franklin Park, Harambee Park and the Arnold Arboretum from 10 p.m. through 5 a.m., Thursday through Sunday.
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BAMS Festival is live again
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Arts & Culture
BAMS Festival is live again
BAMS (Boston Arts and Music Soul Festival) returns with live venues on June 11 at Playstead Field in Franklin Park. Canceled in 2020 due to COVID and virtual in 2021 for the same reason, this year begins a new era of performance and community fueled by music, art and local businesses.
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Playhouse in the Park concert series returns to Franklin Park
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Arts & Culture
Playhouse in the Park concert series returns to Franklin Park
For the eighteenth summer, the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) presents the Playhouse in the Park summer concert series dedicated to Boston cultural icon Elma Lewis.
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Ride for Black Lives
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Ride for Black Lives
At the head of a procession of several dozen bicyclists, Peter Cheung towed a trailer with a loudspeaker blasting pro-Black anthems. Fifty yards back, cyclists chanted “Black Lives Matter,” as the procession made its way down Boylston Street toward Copley Square.
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