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Respecting Roxbury’s history
The Boston Public Library board of trustees is to be commended for naming the newly renovated Dudley Library the “Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library.”
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Urban League marks 100 years
The oldest local branch of the Urban League finds itself still facing the unending battle, with police abuse replacing nooses and night riders as the most violent threats to people of color.
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New leadership for Nubian Square
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Business
New leadership for Nubian Square
The board of Roxbury Main Streets, Inc. has announced that Robert George, former executive vice president of Zoo New England, will serve as the organization’s executive director.
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A new name for Dudley library
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A new name for Dudley library
Boston Public Library trustees have voted to change the Dudley branch’s name to the “Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library.”
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Former Parcel P-3 developers sued for breach of contract
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Former Parcel P-3 developers sued for breach of contract
Consultants to the failed Elma Lewis Partners project are seeking $5.9 million they say developer Barry Feldman owes them, plus damages.
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Jim Roberts built a multi-million dollar business by putting people first
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Business
Jim Roberts built a multi-million dollar business by putting people first
Jim Roberts’ business grew through the 1990s to include five franchise locations: in Dudley, Roslindale, Egleston Square, Codman Square and on Warren Street.
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Four centuries of Roxbury history on Walnut Ave.
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Four centuries of Roxbury history on Walnut Ave.
As far as city parks go, the Buena Vista Urban Wild seems nondescript. From Warren Street, the site is marked by a puddingstone cliff topped by a thicket of maple and oak trees. From the Walnut Avenue side, however, two sets of granite steps lead up to the top of a hill that has been shaped by nearly 400 years of Roxbury history.
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Two teams submit bids for Blair lot
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Two teams submit bids for Blair lot
Two development teams have submitted bids of the redevelopment of the Blair Lot in Nubian Square. The two proposals present divergent visions for the long-vacant parcel, currently occupied by an 87,000-square-foot parking lot.
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Urban Agenda grants aimed at community revitalization
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Urban Agenda grants aimed at community revitalization
On Feb. 19, the Baker-Polito administration granted $2 million dollars to 23 community-based projects across Massachusetts through the Urban Agenda grant program. Three local organizations in Nubian Square — The American City Coalition, Black Market and Haley House — will receive $100,000 to stimulate Roxbury’s growth and prosperity.
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Fostering business growth in Roxbury
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Business
Fostering business growth in Roxbury
Monday afternoon, five entrepreneurs and bank officials were typing away on laptop computers at tables, desks and benches at the new Reevx Labs coworking space on Washington Street near the Dudley Station bus terminal.
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U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy opens campaign office in Roxbury
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U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy opens campaign office in Roxbury
U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, running for the Senate seat currently occupied by Ed Markey, opened a campaign office on Dudley Street Saturday, Jan 18.
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Preserving Roxbury’s colonial history in stone
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Preserving Roxbury’s colonial history in stone
When the Puritans arrived in Roxbury 390 years ago, a common burial ground was essential, as death was a constant companion to the English settlers. Over the next two centuries, the Eliot Burying Ground piled up with those who died early deaths in the cold winters of the New World, those fortunate enough to die of old age, and the dead from King Philip’s War of 1675, the French and Indian War of 1754, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
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