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Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex to reopen in June
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Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex to reopen in June
After closing in January for use as a shelter, the Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex in Roxbury is set to reopen this summer with significant upgrades on the horizon.
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Community Music Center of Boston to open new campus in Roxbury
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Community Music Center of Boston to open new campus in Roxbury
Community Music Center of Boston, which provides youth music training to about 400 students and is one of the largest external providers of arts education to Boston Public Schools, announced April 4 that it plans to open a new space in Nubian Square on Washington Street, in the old home of the Nubian Gallery.
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Renovations to historic Lenox Apartments complete
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Renovations to historic Lenox Apartments complete
As heavy rains poured down in Boston last Thursday, a celebration for the concluded renovation of the historic Lenox Apartments in Lower Roxbury moved indoors.
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Nutrition Lab serves Roxbury through cooking
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Nutrition Lab serves Roxbury through cooking
Glorya Fernandez grew up in a Caribbean household in Cambridge where cooking was obligatory. Her family is West Indian from Barbados, and she was raised by an aunt who “could make spam taste like steak.”
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Judge rules in favor of receivership for Benjamin nursing home
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Judge rules in favor of receivership for Benjamin nursing home
A Suffolk County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday to put the Edgar Benjamin Healthcare Center into receivership after community members took matters into their own hands in an attempt to stop the center’s pending closure.
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Walgreens’ closing triggers fears of ‘pharmacy desert’
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Walgreens’ closing triggers fears of ‘pharmacy desert’
Asked about the impact of the closure of a local Walgreens, the roomful of elders at the Vine Street Community Center expressed alarm and concern over access to prescriptions in a city where big drugstore chains are shutting down their outlets in communities of color.
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Compassion vies with concern, confusion over migrant shelter at ‘the Cass’
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Compassion vies with concern, confusion over migrant shelter at ‘the Cass’
Every year, Boston United Track & Cross Country Club, a nonprofit offering free track-and-field training, applies for a permit to use the state-run Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex in Roxbury. So, when Sekou Dilday, a track coach and treasurer with the group, discovered that their permit had been abruptly cancelled, he was confused.
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South African presidential candidate tours Nubian Square
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South African presidential candidate tours Nubian Square
Mmusi Maimane is no ordinary tourist trying to savor an authentic slice of a diverse community in Boston. He is a candidate running for president of South Africa and he got a sampling of the future of economic prosperity in one of the main commercial hubs in Boston’s Black community.
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New tree ordinance to protect urban canopy
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New tree ordinance to protect urban canopy
The cool green path of tree-lined Commonwealth Avenue cuts through Boston’s Back Bay. In the city’s southwest areas, tree-filled streets keep temperatures in neighborhoods like West Roxbury, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain low, providing relief and respite for residents. Compare that to low-tree areas in minority neighborhoods like Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roxbury and Dorchester.
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Keep Walgreens open
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Editorial
Keep Walgreens open
On Saturday, Jan. 6, residents and local leaders gathered to protest outside the Walgreens pharmacy on Warren Street in Roxbury that will close for good on Monday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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A chronicle of Black life in Boston
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Arts & Culture
A chronicle of Black life in Boston
“I was an artist-reporter, recording what I saw,” said Allan Rohan Crite (1910-2007), whose captivating paintings depict daily life in the Black community of Boston’s South End and Roxbury neighborhoods during the 1930s and ’40s. 
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A place to remember those who died by suicide
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A place to remember those who died by suicide
Toy Burton knew she wanted to honor loved ones lost by suicide, and began an effort to restore an abandoned park, King Street Play Area, close to her long-time Roxbury home.
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