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Martin Luther King Jr. made connections with local community
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Black History
Martin Luther King Jr. made connections with local community
After Martin Luther King Jr. had settled in for his studies at Boston University in the fall of 1951, one of his priority non-academic tasks was to make three vital contacts in Roxbury.
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‘Roxbury Roots’ provides space for community storytelling
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Arts & Culture
‘Roxbury Roots’ provides space for community storytelling
On Saturday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m., Hibernian Hall in Nubian Square will come alive with the age-old sound of storytelling. “Roxbury Roots II: You Don’t Know My Story,” is the second of these live storytelling events, designed to bring the community together and foster connectivity.
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Roxbury's Highland Park trees “breathe” in 'Winterlights' installation
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Arts & Culture
Roxbury's Highland Park trees “breathe” in 'Winterlights' installation
The park next to the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center in Roxbury’s Highland Park will once again come to life with the calming glow of lights this season.
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An impediment to Roxbury home values
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Editorial
An impediment to Roxbury home values
There is a limited availability of housing in Boston. Roxbury is geographically a prime location. There is no reason for Roxbury homeowners who have survived during economically unrewarding times to be prevented from developing their real estate at prevailing rates without suffering lost values because of affordable housing restrictions.
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Housing development breaks ground in Roxbury
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Local News
Housing development breaks ground in Roxbury
DREAM Collaborative and New Atlantic Development have broken ground on a 74-unit housing complex in Nubian Square that will combine affordable and market-rate housing with artists’ studios, retail space and a new retail location for the Haley House’s cafe, which currently occupies the parcel at 2147 Washington St.
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Enoch Woodhouse: an exemplary Roxbury man
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Local News
Enoch Woodhouse: an exemplary Roxbury man
The mural of Enoch Woodhouse II at Logan Airport informs visitors of the unique character of Roxbury’s aging generation of Black men who are now in their 80s and 90s or have already made the final trip home. Woodhouse, 95, is a stalwart patriot with an unshakeable awareness of the right to his place in the world.
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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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Mass and Cass, a blight on Boston
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Editorial
Mass and Cass, a blight on Boston
There is inadequate housing available for those now living at Mass and Cass without creating a social problem in Roxbury and other Black communities. The solution lies in finding a way to utilize the City of Boston facilities at Long Island in Boston harbor.
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Community panel picks Parcel P-3 developer
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Local News
Community panel picks Parcel P-3 developer
After months of internal discussion and debate, one development team has now secured the endorsement of the guiding Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee (RSMPOC) to transform a long-vacant parcel into affordable housing, lab and commercial space.
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Nonprofits plan for 400 units, addiction services at Shattuck
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Local News
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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Future uncertain for Timilty school building
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Local News
Future uncertain for Timilty school building
Residents and community members in Boston’s predominantly Black Roxbury neighborhood are demanding answers regarding the school system’s long-term plan for the newly shuttered James P. Timilty Middle School building, calling the lack of communication frustrating.
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Caribbean Carnival returns to Roxbury
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Local News
Caribbean Carnival returns to Roxbury
Celebrating a return to normalcy after several years of canceled or modified events, the 49th annual Caribbean Carnival returned to Blue Hill Avenue with music, costumes and a slew of food vendors in Franklin Park.
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