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Art and activism on screen at Roxbury International Film Festival
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Arts & Culture
Art and activism on screen at Roxbury International Film Festival
The Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm) has evolved in size and scope over the past two decades, but its core mission of amplifying underrepresented voices remains true.
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D.C. congressional rep. is Roxbury native
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News
D.C. congressional rep. is Roxbury native
Roxbury native Oye Owolewa made history as the first Nigerian American elected as a shadow representative for the U.S. Congress.
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Caucus struggles without agenda
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Local News
Caucus struggles without agenda
Since Rep. Chynah Tyler took over the Caucus, many of the body’s longstanding practices have been upended. The body has not agreed on an agenda for the year, has not held regularly scheduled meetings and has passed up opportunities to weigh in on key issues.
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Mayoral candidates address addiction crisis
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Local News
Mayoral candidates address addiction crisis
State Rep. Jon Santiago and City councilors Andrea Campbell and Annissa Essaibi George outlined their plans for the area earlier this year, while City Councilor Michelle Wu and acting Mayor Kim Janey have not yet announced specific platforms.
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Inaugural Roxbury Poetry Festival slated for June 5
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Arts & Culture
Inaugural Roxbury Poetry Festival slated for June 5
Headlined by keynote speaker and 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown, the Roxbury Poetry Festival will feature writers, panelists and curators in conversation. Poets of all ages and styles will come together at the festival on June 5 to celebrate the powerful medium.
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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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Local News
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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You want to buy my house? Not so fast...
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Local News
You want to buy my house? Not so fast...
A cash buyer gave a Banner reporter a low-ball offer on a two-family home in Roxbury, despite the city’s overheated real estate market. Real estate brokers caution against selling to such buyers, who typically pay no more than 70% of a home’s market value
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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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Janey sworn in as mayor
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Politics
Janey sworn in as mayor
Kim Janey, the daughter of Roxbury who endured hurled rocks and racial slurs as an 11-year-old riding a school bus to Charlestown during court-ordered desegregation, was sworn in as Boston’s first Black, first female mayor by the commonwealth’s first Black Chief Justice Kimberly Budd at City Hall on Wednesday.
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P-3 — delayed, but not forgotten
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Editorial
P-3 — delayed, but not forgotten
As new buildings are going up along the waterfront, Blacks in Roxbury are wondering when construction will begin on the new development for P-3, the 7.5-acre lot on Tremont Street opposite police headquarters.
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BPDA turns attention to long-neglected Parcel 3
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Local News
BPDA turns attention to long-neglected Parcel 3
The long-vacant parcel known as P3 that lies across the street from the Boston Police Department Headquarters in Roxbury will soon be up for another round of development proposals.
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