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Developers make pitches for vacant Dudley Square parcels
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Local News
Developers make pitches for vacant Dudley Square parcels
At a community meeting Saturday morning, developers presented proposals for two city-owned parcels of land near Dudley Square which would create both housing and retail space.
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Roxbury Heritage State Park reopens with renovated Dillaway-Thomas House
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Local News
Roxbury Heritage State Park reopens with renovated Dillaway-Thomas House
Now as executive director of Roxbury Heritage State Park, Leonard Lee is stationed in John Eliot Square, safeguarding the historical treasures of the colonial-era Dillaway-Thomas House where the park’s headquarters is located.
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City allocates $28 million for Franklin Park
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Local News
City allocates $28 million for Franklin Park
Franklin Park will be getting a makeover, thanks to a $28 million investment announced last week by Mayor Martin Walsh and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
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Roxbury scouts learn important life lessons
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Local News
Roxbury scouts learn important life lessons
Scouts BSA Troop 906 is the newest addition to Boy Scouts by way of Beacon of Freedom, an urban outreach initiative that stretches across northeastern Massachusetts and seeks to engage new members and families in scouting.
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Local News
Equity ownership matters in Dudley
With bids in on several of Dudley Square’s largest parcels on public land, city officials and community representatives are tasked with using new criteria to judge proposals, with ownership by people of color one of the key factors in the process.
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No visible support for 45 Townsend at meeting
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Local News
No visible support for 45 Townsend at meeting
Nearly two years after Kensington Investment Company proposed a 322-unit complex at 45 Townsend Street in Roxbury, the gulf between the developers’ aspirations and the abutters’ expectations seems to have grown wider.
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Developers present plans for Dudley Square parcels
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Local News
Developers present plans for Dudley Square parcels
At a community meeting Saturday, five developers shared their plans to redesign two sites in Dudley Square, creating what could be hundreds of units of housing, green space and retail units.
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Fire burns last remnants of Roxbury estate
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Local News
Fire burns last remnants of Roxbury estate
For much of the last 50 years, the building that burned down Feb. 1 at the corner of Harold and Harrishof streets was home to the Holy Mt. Zion Church of Mt. Sinai. And for decades before, the building was home to a Hebrew school run by the Hebrew Alliance of Roxbury, Inc.
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Developers say P3 near ready for groundbreaking
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Local News
Developers say P3 near ready for groundbreaking
Twelve years after development rights were granted to Elma Lewis Partners, LLC, construction is set to begin in April on Parcel P-3 in Roxbury, to be known as Tremont Crossing, the project’s developers say.
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William Monroe Trotter: A race man
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Black History
William Monroe Trotter: A race man
William Monroe Trotter considered his newspaper, the Guardian, to be in the abolitionist tradition. His idol was William Lloyd Garrison, editor of the Liberator, and leader of the abolitionist movement in the United States. Trotter kept a bust of Garrison on his desk. In 1908 when office space became available, Trotter opened the downtown offices of the Guardian in the same building on Cornhill which had once housed the Liberator.
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Are Dudley businesses in peril?
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Business
Are Dudley businesses in peril?
Following the news of Haley House cafe temporarily closing and a flood of other businesses in the area following suit, Roxbury community members mobilized last Saturday morning at an emergency roundtable to discuss solutions for what they’re calling an economic crisis.
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New data show more diverse Boston
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Local News
New data show more diverse Boston
The city of Boston’s population has continued to grow and become more diverse over the past seven years, according to a report by the Boston Planning and Development Agency released last month.
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