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Sandra Larson

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Retail survey to probe Dudley consumer habits, hopes

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is launching a survey to find out the shopping practices...

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Task force hears demolition, parking plans for Ferdinand

Bob Wice of Shawmut Design and Construction describes traffic and...

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Melnea Cass Blvd. redesign plan inches forward

Jared Hite (L, standing) of the transportation consulting firm Howard/Stein-Hudson and Jim Fitzgerald (R, standing) of the Boston Redevelopment...

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Bill raises mandatory school attendance age to 18

Araba Adoboe, a 17-year-old from Amherst, speaks at a State House press conference March 8 about why she...

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Carrying the momentum forward

Mayor Thomas Menino cuts the cake after the March 3 groundbreaking ceremony. (L to R) State Rep. Byron...

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New retail/office bldg. proposed for Dudley Sq. lot

Architect Lucio Trabucco of Nunes Trabucco Architects describes the features of the office and retail building proposed for...

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Sweet!

Local baker constructs cake for Dudley groundbreaking Baker Julius Johnson preps for his big day. (Sandra Larson...

Projects piling on for Dudley Square

Sewer, MBTA, construction and street projects will overlap Sandra LarsonThrough decades of promises, plans and projects,...

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Design update on Ferdinand project mixes old and new

A preliminary design for the Ferdinand Municipal Building retains the historic Ferdinand building exterior while adding a larger,...

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Construction manager named for Ferdinand site

At meeting, concerns are voiced on noise, traffic, air quality, jobsCity Councilor Tito Jackson speaks at a...

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Hotel, apartments, retail coming to Melnea Cass

Parcel 9, seen here from Washington Street. A proposal to build a modern hotel on this lot received...

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Review committee still evaluating proposals for Parcels 9 and 10

Two vacant parcels along Melnea Cass Boulevard at Washington Street may soon be sites of residential and commercial development....

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Strides made at second meeting on Melnea Cass Blvd. design

The Boston Transportation Department held a public meeting Dec. 14 to discuss improvements to Melnea Cass Boulevard. Here, a...

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Mel King Institute fills gap in community

Shirronda Almeida, director of the Mel King Institute for Community Building, a training center and information clearinghouse for...

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City seizes buildings to expand Ferdinand project

Action will displace Dudley businessesThe Curtis Block and Waterman buildings on Washington Street in Dudley Square will...

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African Meeting House opens after restoration

Beverly Morgan-Welch, executive director of the Museum of African American History, stands in the newly restored sanctuary of the...

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Two options presented for Ferdinand project site

At the Nov. 16 Dudley Vision Task Force meeting, the Ferdinand project architect presented two designs. In option 2...

Developing a vision for a new Melnea Cass

Two vacant land parcels at the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Washington Street may soon be developed with...

Rox meeting addresses jobs at Ferdinand site

Local workers seeking jobs jammed a recent Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force meeting to hear...

Bill seeks better jobs access for women and minority contractors

A bill promoting greater access to state-funded projects for minority and women business owners and...

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Melnea Cass design meeting sparks anger

State Rep. Byron Rushing (standing, at right) makes a statement...

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Ferdinand plans underway

Residents voice ideas, concerns at Dudley meetingAt a Sept. 29 meeting, initial design plans were presented for...

Community colleges receive $20 million for job training

The U.S. Dept. of Labor has awarded a $20 million grant to Massachusetts community colleges...

Wal-Mart opponents mobilize Roxbury

A powerful giant has turned its gaze on Roxbury, raising the hackles of local activists...

New guidebook highlights Boston's abolitionist heritage

On a quiet street on Beacon Hill’s north slope, a small plaque marks the former...

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City Council makes it official: 'Thank you' Haley House

Resolutions praise food-based service model, transitional program for ex-convictsDaniel Cordon (second from l) with graduates of the...

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Housing advocates protest award for landlord Kargman

Affordable housing advocates and tenants picketed a June 6 B’nai B’rith Housing New England event honoring landlord Bill Kargman,...

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Nonprofit brings repairs to homeowners in need

Above: Father Jose Medina (l), principal and Jeffrey Thielman, president of Cristo Rey Boston High School in Dorchester....

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New BHA chief of staff brings unique perspective

An immigrant who grew up in public housing, Trinh Nguyen now works to bring self-sufficiency to Boston’s increasingly diverse public...

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Job fair brings teens, employers together

Ninth-grader Deidra created her first résumé and gathered information about...

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Exhibit focuses on fighting foreclosure in Boston

An image from “We Shall Not Be Moved,” showing children at an anti-foreclosure protest. (Kelly Creedon photo) ...

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Journalist chronicles blacks' 'Great Migration'

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson discusses “The Warmth of Other...

Mayor's Ferdinand plan stirs hope for Dudley revitalization

Mayor Thomas Menino has announced major plans for long-awaited redevelopment of the old Ferdinand Building...

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Mothers unite to harness grief into action, justice

Mothers for Justice and Equality (MJE) held a kick-off rally on Oct. 8, marching from Grove Hall to Morton...

Arts grant brings history to Mattapan

Middle schoolers at Mildred Avenue K-8 School in Mattapan have wrapped up a two-month grant-funded...

'Science of race'

New exhibit at Museum of Science explores social problem with scientific lens Sandra LarsonWhy do we...

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Rep. Frank honored by housing activists

Vows to keep fighting even in new conservative CongressCongressman Barney Frank was honored by the Massachusetts Alliance...

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Biotech consortium OKs RCC program

Staff members from Roxbury Community College (RCC) pose with the endorsement awards presented by the Massachusetts Life Science Education Consortium...

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EPA's Jackson strives to bring minorities to environment table

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson at the...

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Grand opening for Thomas I. Atkins Apartments

Gov. Deval Patrick cuts the ribbon at the grand opening celebration for the Thomas I. Atkins Apartments on...

Program moves homeless families out of motels

A report released this month by the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), a Boston-based regional...

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Activists rally in Hyde Park to keep affordable housing

Members of the Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants gathered for a rally in Hyde Park’s Cleary Square on Oct....

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Youth teams clean up foreclosed properties

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino talks with young men from the “Mayor’s Clean Team,” hired to help maintain city-owned...

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Distressed homeowners flock to NACA event

Bruce Marks, founder and CEO of the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) gives an introductory speech...

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The BHA turns 75

Anniversary focuses on pride, progressThe Boston Housing Authority celebrated its 75th birthday this month and Mayor Thomas...

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First lady balances work, advocacy and campaigning

Gov. Deval Patrick and wife Diane Patrick are pictured here dancing at last year’s Christmas Gala. (Tony Irving...

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Haitian forum addresses trauma, domestic violence

Jean Yamutumba of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center explains the impact of sexual violence in a workshop at...

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Summer arts workshop provides rigor, rewards

Students listen as Sam Martinborough (right, standing) explains the staging for the performance that will top off a...

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State initiative offers children services

Children’s Services of Roxbury CSA staff members discuss a family receiving the agency’s behavioral health services. From (l...

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Groundbreaking project saved affordable housing

Flowers now line Columbia Road in Dorchester in front of well-kept apartment buildings owned by the Codman Square...