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Developers say P3 near ready for groundbreaking
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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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Tiny Roxbury lot reaping big profits
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Local News
Tiny Roxbury lot reaping big profits
A single-family home is planned on the 1 Cedar St. property, at the corner of Cedar and Washington Streets. Although the 1,862-square-foot lot is well under the 4,000-square-foot size required by the city for new construction, the neighbors are more worried about the design, which they say they were unable to give sufficient input on.
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Housing, work space under consideration for St. James African Orthodox Church building
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Housing, work space under consideration for St. James African Orthodox Church building
Among the uses for the St. James African Orthodox Church building Historic Boston Incorporated is considering are apartments, condos, offices, artists studios and a public gathering space.
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City announces rehab at Lenox/Camden
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Local News
City announces rehab at Lenox/Camden
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and other elected officials on Tuesday celebrated the beginning of construction on the Lenox/Camden public housing developments in Lower Roxbury.
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Activists gather at State House to mark 50th anniversary of Southwest Corridor protests
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Local News
Activists gather at State House to mark 50th anniversary of Southwest Corridor protests
Politicians, activists and MIT students gathered at the State House Friday to celebrate the anniversary of a historic protest that brought 2,000 people to same place 50 years earlier and prevented a 10-lane highway from slicing through Boston.
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Growth and survival in Rox
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Business
Growth and survival in Rox
Dwindling affordable housing isn’t the only issue affected by Roxbury’s spate of new developments: area restaurants, many of them minority-owned, are realizing mixed blessings as the neighborhood vastly changes around them.
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Rushing looks back on 36 years in Legislature
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Local News
Rushing looks back on 36 years in Legislature
During an interview in the News Café at the main branch of the Boston Public Library the day after the ceremony, the Byron Rushing looked back on an electoral career that spanned enormous changes in politics and economics, both locally and nationally. That arc took him to the leadership ranks in the Legislature, his elevation to Assistant Majority Leader coming as African Americans and Latinos tripled their ranks in the House.
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Local News
Changes in Dudley Sq. restaurants
Dudley Square’s restaurant scene and night life will take a hit soon as Haley House Bakery Cafe temporarily shuts it doors due to revenue losses, its directors announced last Thursday. At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh was scheduled to announce in his State of the City address Tuesday night the opening of a new live jazz restaurant in the ground floor of the Bolling Municipal Building, also in Dudley Square.
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Pressley says she’ll prioritize issues of economic inequality
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Local News
Pressley says she’ll prioritize issues of economic inequality
Standing before a capacity crowd in the Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center Saturday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley pledged to battle economic inequality as she took the oath of office in a symbolic swearing-in ceremony, a week after she officially took the oath of office in D.C. After Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey administered the oath, Pressley told the audience she would not celebrate victory until we have realized “equity, equality and justice.”
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