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Kassmin Williams

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Hub resident creates retail outlet for designers — The Haute House Design Studio

Boston resident Taneshia Camillo-Sheffey aims to uncover the fashion world’s best-kept secrets with her online retail store, The Haute House Design Studio.

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The Citi Center connects communities with arts festival in Dudley

Scavenger hunts, performances by Citi Performing Arts teen council, dance and more at the upcoming Citi Performing Arts Center's free arts festival.

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Hub nonprofit Project MEMA extends outreach in Tanzania

When Project MEMA launched in 2010, the Boston-based nonprofit supported one government nursery school in in Moshi, Tanzania with the mission of enriching children’s lives by promoting education and healthy living. Since then, the organization has grown in scope and influence.

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Fiddlehead Theatre finds new home at the Strand Theatre

Fiddlehead Theatre, which started in Dedham and later moved to Norwood, became the resident theatre company at the Strand after the 20-year-old company performed "Ragtime" at the Strand last October.

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Fresh Truck

Healthy food on wheels

A mobile farmers market brings healthy food to low-income communities

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Joelle Jean-Fontaine partners with Action for Boston Community Development for HIV/AIDS campaign

When Joelle Jean-Fontaine launched her clothing line KREYOL, she set out to do more than create trendy clothing and accessories. The designer wanted her line to dig deeper than appearance and shed light on the difficulties surrounding her homeland Haiti, where the brand’s name originates.

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Hibernian Hall celebrates 100 years in Roxbury

Hibernian Hall still stands at 184 Dudley St., where it was built a century ago. To commemorate the Roxbury staple’s centennial, Madison Park Development Corp. and Next Street Financial have included a special program in the annual fund-raising "Spark for the Arts" gala from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Hibernian Hall ballroom.

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Roxbury Community College women’s basketball scores on and off the court

Roxbury Community College’s women’s basketball head coach Mark Leszczyk has been working since his hiring in 2007 to regain the momentum that surrounded the team in the ‘70s, when Boston legend Alfreda Harris lead the team.

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Bottom Line extends reach to help 1,000 more students

Today, Bottom Line works with more than 3,000 high school juniors and seniors and college students in Boston, Worcester and New York City. Its mission is to help low-income and first-generation students get admitted to and graduate from college.

$11.67 million grant to expand the Patrick Administration’s Social Innovation Financing juvenile justice project.

The Patrick administration has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand a state juvenile justice project that aims to put at-risk youth on a path to success.

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Boston Local Food Festival - Calling all area food enthusiasts!

The food festival will showcase local farmers, restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks and organizations focused on healthy food and fitness in New England.

ARCK kicks off school year with a new partnership

Boston art-centered nonprofit, Art Resource Collaborative for Kids has partnered with another school in the city to provide art classes to students who would otherwise have limited exposure to art in school.

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13th Annual Bean Town Jazz Festival

Boston's biggest block party hosted by Berklee College of Music coming to the South End Sept. 28th.

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Community Call - creates a Greater Boston Young Leader Award

As Boston-based nonprofit Community Call moves into its second year of working with at-risk high school students in the city, the organization has found a way to expand its focus to better serve the students in its program.

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Junior Advocates graduate Mothers for Justice and Equality summer program

Mothers for Justice and Equality celebrated the graduation of students from their Junior Advocacy program this summer with an event on Aug. 22 at Franklin Park. Junior Advocates spent seven weeks learning the ins and outs of working a job, networking with local organizations and politicians and planning events.

Boston NAACP commences the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with a similar movement

At 22, local resident Jane Bower made the decision to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963 and 50 years later, Bower still views the event as a life changing experience.

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Fitchburg comes together to revitalize downtown area through art

Contemporary art stone carver Nora Valdez will kick-off the initiative with the presentation of her public sculpture “The Immigrant,” which focused on “the many struggles of an immigrant.”

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Haley House celebrates eight years in Dudley with Community Out-of-Doors Dinner

Haley House, a nonprofit that uses food as a way to alleviate suffering, brought together more than 150 guests Saturday for a Community Tables event.

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Every child’s favorite doctor is taking a trip to Boston.

Disney Junior’s animated series “Doc McStuffins” is stopping at Franklin Park Zoo Sunday as part of the Doc Mobile multi-city tour.

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Save Our Streets revived with with Urban Art Festival

Tony Diaz worked alongside three other street artists to fill blank white boards with graffiti in the far center of the Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park in Hyde Park as spectators observed. This was one source of entertainment that last month’s Urban Art Festival, hosted by Save Our Streets, offered to attendees at the daylong family-friendly event.

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USTrendy.com - an Indie Fashion Marketplace for new designers

USTrendy.com - a retail-like site that goes beyond providing a platform for designers to sell their clothing.

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Save the Harbor adds free trips for youth and community groups to Boston harbor island

Youth and community groups will have the opportunity to mix education and adventure with a free trip to Peddocks Island in Boston Harbor this summer.

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Diamond Girls Boston to show off beauty products at Roxbury event

A group of young women from Diamond Girls Boston will stand alongside 10 local beauty and fashion entrepreneurs at the organization’s first annual showcase Saturday in Roxbury, where they will sell their new beauty products.

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Mission Hill artist Marilyn Jan Casey follows her passion through a shooting injury

Mission Hill artist Marilyn Jan Casey came close to losing the use of her right hand, but that wouldn’t have stopped her from drawing and painting. The 57-year-old artist, whose work is on display at the Parker Hill Library until Sept. 2, said she would’ve learned to draw and paint with her teeth if she had to.

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Nelson Mandela’s birthday celebration draws a large crowd

A diverse crowd of people stood on their feet, clapped their hands and swayed side-to-side as Berklee student Byron Noemdoe sang the Stevie Wonder rendition of Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela, who turned 95 last Thursday.

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Mayor Thomas Menino launches initiative to create a healthier Boston

Throughout the summer months, residents will have the opportunity to participate in free exercise classes as part of the Mayor Thomas Menino’s health initiative, "Fitness in the City." The mayor announced the launch of the program in late June and partnered with Meta Fitness to kick off the summer-long event with an early morning boot-camp workout June 28.

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Press Pass TV celebrates fifth anniversary at NAGA

A full house of Press Pass TV alumni and community members turned out at NAGA in Cambridge to celebrate the organization’s fifth anniversary. The event "Bearing Witness; Celebrating Media that Moves" highlighted the work the organization does with low-income youth to develop media that explores underrepresented social justice issues.

Residents, politicians concerned about Boston City Council for new school assignment plan

More than a dozen city residents gave testimonies at the Boston City Council’s committee on education public hearing last month opposing the new school assignment plan that would allow students in kindergarten through eighth grade to attend schools closer to their home. The hearing at St. Katherine Drexel Church in Roxbury attended by city councillor’s Felix Arroyo, Tito Jackson, Charles Yancey and several mayoral candidates was held to discuss the new plan’s impact on students living in areas with lower performing schools

The Charles C. Yancey Book Fair gives out 20,000 new books in Boston

The 27th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair distributed approximately 20,000 brand new books to nearly 2,000 Boston readers last week at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury.

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Boston hiphopsters network at annual 617 day event

The third annual 617 Day celebration last week mixed festivity and communication.

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Happy 100th! Local gala honors Boston area centenarians

Centenarian Josefina Canuto was crowned and awarded her Living Legacy Medal of Honor from Central Boston...