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Big arts, culture changes in store for Nubian Sq.
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Arts & Culture
Big arts, culture changes in store for Nubian Sq.
Nubian Ascends is a real estate project set to bring big changes to the arts, culture and culinary experience in Nubian Square. According to the project proposal to the city, plans include “a multi-layered mixed-use program that includes a 48,000-SF marketplace for artisans and makers, beside a food hall that showcases chefs from the on-site culinary arts program.”
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Head of Small Business Administration meets with local entrepreneurs
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Local News
Head of Small Business Administration meets with local entrepreneurs
When a group of 50 local business owners and activists sat down with Small Business Administration head Isabella Guzman last Wednesday to discuss ways the federal government can better help local entrepreneurs, there was no lack of ideas.
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Healey talks business in tour of Nubian Sq. area
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Local News
Healey talks business in tour of Nubian Sq. area
Attorney General Maura Healey, a candidate for governor, toured Nubian Square last week, speaking to business owners about the challenges they have faced as the city bounces back from pandemic closures.
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Harrison Ave. businesses fighting eviction
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Local News
Harrison Ave. businesses fighting eviction
Business owners in a building slated for redevelopment in Nubian Square say they were tricked by the incoming development team, who is now forcing them out of their storefronts. In response, Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) has taken up the case and is urging city officials to halt the approval process for the project.
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Local News
Mass & Cass problems spread to Nubian Square
In mid-January, Mayor Michelle Wu enacted a policy that removed the dozens of tents in the area around Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard that were home to hundreds in the throes of addiction and struggling with homelessness. Wu’s policy came with plans to provide housing to anyone who wanted it, regardless of their sobriety.
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Metco opens new office in Nubian Square
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Metco opens new office in Nubian Square
Local education organizers and elected officials gathered Tuesday for the opening of the new headquarters of METCO in Nubian Square and to celebrate a 55-year-long legacy of working to improve diversity and educational opportunities.
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Paul Goodnight honored, depicted in mural
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Local News
Paul Goodnight honored, depicted in mural
Legendary local artist Paul Goodnight was given his own day Sept. 4 at a celebration of Nubiana Murals, an outdoor museum of building facades in Nubian Square.
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Mobile mural marks MPDC 55th anniversary
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Arts & Culture
Mobile mural marks MPDC 55th anniversary
As part of their 55th anniversary celebration, Madison Park Development Corporation has organized a mobile mural in Nubian Square, created by local artists and a cohort of six youth participants. The mural, “A Love Letter to Roxbury,” celebrates the neighborhood’s history and MPDC’s commitment to the community.
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Nubian Square block party boost Black businesses
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Local News
Nubian Square block party boost Black businesses
Roxbury reunited in the street on Saturday at two outdoor events in Nubian Square; a block party hosted by Black Market and an open-air market hosted by the The American City Coalition.
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Developer proposes micro units for Nubian Sq.
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Local News
Developer proposes micro units for Nubian Sq.
Local developers have introduced a project in Nubian Square to add floors and introduce co-living spaces to a Nubian Square building. A proposed project at 1127 Harrison Ave will bring 94 micro units with shared amenity spaces, 12 income-restricted units, and renovate the commercial space.
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Committee selects Parcel 8 developer
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Committee selects Parcel 8 developer
The BPDA voted to name the NUBA team, lead by Kamran Zahedi of Urbanica LLC. developer of Parcel 8 on April 17, moving the Melnea Cass parcel to the next step.
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Nubian Square comes alive with 'Nubian Nights'
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Arts & Culture
Nubian Square comes alive with 'Nubian Nights'
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 11, Nubian Square comes alive with the “Nubian Nights” installation, featuring jazz music and synchronized light projections on local businesses. Organized by the Roxbury Cultural District (RCD), the outdoor installations provides a safe, socially distanced art experience for the neighborhood.
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