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Electeds join effort to save Melnea Cass trees
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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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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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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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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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Editorial
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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Local News
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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