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Sandra Larson

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Mass. Senate passes jobs access bill

The Massachusetts State Senate has passed Senate Bill 2386, a modified version of a bill...

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Cleaning up Blue Hill Ave., block by block

Darryl Smith (L) and the Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team in front of Blue Hill...

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Passions flare at Dudley Vision meeting

BPS spokesperson says “no” to Skylab Carleton Jones, executive director of capital and...

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Ferdinand redevelopment design nearing completion

A rendering of the Warren Street corner of the new municipal building that will occupy the...

Dudley Square survey results unveiled

‘Social gathering spots’ high on list of desired businesses Sandra LarsonSit-down restaurant, live music...

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BUILD preps students for entrepreneurship, college

Entrepreneurship students from Charlestown High School receive their prize money for winning the BUILD Youth...

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City council hears minority contractors’ business problems

Joint hearing with GBIO focuses on bidding, payment system  Sandra LarsonThe Boston City...

Developers present Tremont Crossing plans

Cultural, retail, entertainment destination envisioned for Lower Roxbury Sandra Larson A team of developers...

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African American veterans honored at Rox ceremony

The Color Guard of the William E....

City seeks strategies for Dudley parking woes

Study suggests BPS workers may need 200-plus spaces Sandra LarsonA preliminary parking analysis for the Ferdinand...

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Jackson Square project officially breaks ground

Representatives of labor, city and state government...

Federal grant spurs MBTA bus stop improvements

Faster transit time, accessibility, comfort are key goals Sandra LarsonUsing a $10 million dollar federal grant...

Task force hears Dudley projects updates

The Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force recently heard an update from Ferdinand project planners and...

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‘Tremont Crossing’ plans unveiled

A rendering of the proposed Tremont Crossing development across from Boston Police Headquarters. (Source: BRA Project Notification Form)...

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WriteBoston opens students’ eyes

City program marks its 10-year anniversary Sandra Larson  ...

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Ferdinand design plans are falling into place

The facade of the long-vacant Ferdinand building will be...

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...