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Sandra Larson

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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...

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Kerry, Menino announce $2.6 million for Boston

Sen. John Kerry speaks at a May 8 event to announce $2.6 million in federal funds that the city...

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Health fair educates Roxbury residents

A little girl tries out a stethoscope on Allison Sarff, a Tufts Medical School student volunteer at the...

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Local musicians give youngsters a taste of jazz

Children gather to get a close look at the tuba Bill Lowe explained and played at “Riffs and Raps...

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Dorchester agencies launch women's safety network

(L to r) Jennifer Morris, Carney Hospital director of social work and interpreter services; Valina Jackson, Brookview House chief...

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On a mission:

Parole Board Chairman Mark Conrad balances public safety, taxpayers’ money and second chances Former Milton police officer...

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Job fair showcases summer jobs, urges political action

Emily Beck, program administrator for workforce development at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, explains summer job options to teen...

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'Paradigm shift' urged at domestic violence panel

Evelyn Johnson (right), Boston Police Department victim advocate, explains the restraining order process at a domestic violence panel discussion...

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Art meets activism at Dot foreclosure protest

Protestors gathered in the rain outside a house on Bullard Street in Dorchester’s Four Corners after a march around...

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Photography training expands teens' horizons

A young visitor looks at a display of photographs created by teens in Peace in Focus workshops. The...

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Artist paints black history

Artist Hank Kearsley with part of his “Black West” series. Kearsley has researched the lives of ex-slaves and...

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"This Old House" gives new life to a foreclosed Roxbury home

Soon-to-be homeowner Lanita Tolentino poses with “This Old House” host  Kevin O’Connor on an early December site visit to...

Protest to support Dot family's foreclosure fight

Hildreth Brewington, 69, and his sister Vanita Brewington, 59, both of whom are legally blind,...

Harvard talk addresses diversity in science faculty

Racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in biological and biomedical science fields are earning doctoral...

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Supporters of foreclosure bills crowd State House

Grace Ross of Mass Alliance Against Predatory Lending shows a map of the hardest-hit areas in the statewide...

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Volunteers offer hope, help amid foreclosures

Volunteer Dorrett Martin checks a map before heading to the next address on a list of foreclosure petitions...

Report reveals racial gap in wealth in Mass.

A new report on the financial stability of American households reveals stark disparities in net...

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At-large slate vies for votes in South End before primary

Candidates vying for an at-large seat on Boston’s City Council participate in a forum at the Harriet Tubman...

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WEB EXTRA: Huge slate of at-large candidates share spotlight at South End forum

Fourteen of the 15 candidates vying for an at-large seat on Boston's City Council participate in a forum...

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Cemetery project seeks unheard black voices

Sylvia McDowell, scholar-in-residence at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain, stands at the gravesite of Harriet C. Hall,...

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Boston-area teens come together to create, expand horizons at the Opera Factory

Members of the 2009 Opera Factory design team pose in front of costume design sketches in their workshop....

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And justice for all

Through Soros grant, Hub defender aims to improve aid for low-income clientsRenay Frankel, formerly a public defender...

Pols make pitches at Rox candidate forum

Candidates in the Boston mayoral race presented capsule versions of their campaign platforms and answered...

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Author Dick Lehr recounts a dark chapter of Boston history in "The Fence"

(Sandra Larson photo)Sandra Larson In the...

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At Dot gathering, kids stress value of summer job funding

Ashlee Smith of the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation’s Youth Force (left) presents an award to state Sen....

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Poetry reading celebrates Dudley, past and present

Poetry workshop leader Ted Thomas (center) joins Callie F. Cox (left) and Carrie Jefferson, who participated in the...

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At Science Club for Girls, confidence a key element

Venessa Peña (left), a medical student at Harvard University, helps young Science Club for Girls participants make a...

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Local CEO trying new way to teach kids chem

Keith Donaldson, CEO and principal investigator of the Cambridge-based technology company MolySym (left), talks with senior software engineer...

Report details budget cuts' impact on kids

State budget cuts are causing crucial services to be reduced or ended for some of...

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New Grove Hall library and community center now open

The new Geneva Avenue complex housing the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, the Grove Hall Community Center and...

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Yancey's annual fair gives 50,000 books to Hub kids

City Councilor Charles C. Yancey (center) is surrounded by children at this year’s book fair, which he has...

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Tour hails historic women of Roxbury

Guides and participants on the sold-out Roxbury Women’s History tour stand around Fern Cunningham’s “Family Circle” sculpture in...

City frees $4M in funds to rehab foreclosed houses

More than $4 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funding is now available for the...

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Building a bridge

At Dudley center, drive to learn spans barriers Beginning Spanish students Roland Matsouaka (left) and Charlene Reese take notes...

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South End reading brings blacks' letters to light

Adena Lake, 72, waits for “Letters from Black America” editor Pamela Newkirk to begin reading excerpts from her...

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