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Roxbury has been home to many ethnic groups
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Editorial
Roxbury has been home to many ethnic groups
Thanksgiving is a special holiday when families gather to celebrate their good fortune. This practice acknowledges the safe arrival of the Pilgrims in Plymouth in 1620. But this year will be different. The Covid-19 pandemic prevents groups of people, even relatives, from assembling too closely.
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One proposal remains for Blair Lot
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Local News
One proposal remains for Blair Lot
With one developer out of the running for the redevelopment of the Blair Lot in Nubian Square, the Boston Planning and Development Agency is now considering just one proposal.
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Let the light in!
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Local News
Let the light in!
The curtain of concrete has been lifted from the former Dudley Branch library. The soaring windows that replace opaque walls now bring in an abundance of natural light.
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Editorial
Remembering those who have left
Recently departed former Roxbury residents made their mark on the Boston community.
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Fun and fresh air in Nubian Square
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Business
Fun and fresh air in Nubian Square
If you have noticed an abundance of flowers and a resurgence of outdoor events in Roxbury’s Nubian Square, you are likely witnessing the efforts of Roxbury Main Streets to bring patrons back into local businesses in the area.
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Proposals for Nubian Square development will add housing, retail to the commercial district
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Local News
Proposals for Nubian Square development will add housing, retail to the commercial district
Two proposals for the Blair lot and three proposals for Parcel 8 include space for artists, affordable housing and outdoor space. Each would have a considerable effect on the culture and activities in Nubian Square.
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Developer plans demolition of 1850 home
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Local News
Developer plans demolition of 1850 home
A developer is seeking city approval to raise an 1850 Italianate Victorian on Greenville Street in Roxbury, drawing ire from abutters.
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‘A gold rush’ for local real estate
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Local News
‘A gold rush’ for local real estate
A small army of developers is altering the fabric of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan in defiance of a zoning code that some argue was meant to protect abutters from the excesses of speculative real estate development. In case after case, developers are pushing past the previously set limits on building height and density.
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Electeds join effort to save Melnea Cass trees
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Local News
Electeds join effort to save Melnea Cass trees
Roxbury residents fighting city and state officials’ plans to remove more than 100 trees on Melnea Cass Boulevard scored a victory last week when city officials agreed to pause the construction project, which is aimed at widening sections of the roadway.
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State begins construction on Columbus Ave. bus lane.
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Local News
State begins construction on Columbus Ave. bus lane.
The city broke ground on Columbus Avenue this week in a project that puts bus lanes in the center of the street and limits the amount of vehicular traffic. Though Boston is also working on several bike corridor projects, this one will not include bike lanes, and will remove some of the on-street parking.
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Roxbury’s Historic Shirley-Eustis House receives funding for carriage house preservation
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Local News
Roxbury’s Historic Shirley-Eustis House receives funding for carriage house preservation
In the middle of bucolic 1700s Roxbury sat Shirley Place, a royal governor’s mansion visited by Boston elites. Nearly three centuries later, a carriage house reflective of Roxbury’s transportation in the 1800s was relocated to the site as an addition to the property and has been maintained by The Shirley-Eustis House Association (SEHA) ever since.
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Nubian Square restaurant recovers with new patio space, delivery
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Local News
Nubian Square restaurant recovers with new patio space, delivery
Roxbury businesses face an uphill climb when it comes to returning to normal, so Haley House Bakery Cafe has pulled from all their resources to bring hospitality back to an unpredictable situation.
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