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Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury opened to pedestrians today

Dancers on Blue Hill Avenue

Ron Newman took in Boston's second Open Street celebration, this time on Blue Hill Avenue. No cars allowed - just people on foot or on bicycle.

The last of the three scheduled Open Streets this year is r Sept. 24 on Dorchester Avenue between Freeport Street and Gallivan Boulevard. The city has yet to announce any dates for Newbury Street.

Earlier:
Centre Street in Jamaica Plain was so pedestrian today, and it was great

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I'd rather walk in a park or beach or forest rather than down a City Street (especially in this heat)
To each their own.

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Thanks for the hot boring white person take, also, nobody asked you.

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Sheesh. Can’t figure out how the Admin filters anon comments.

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Artisanally.

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Nobody asked you either. Leave her alone, all she did was comment.

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if she/they had actually looked at the photos, it would have been clear it wasn't just a bunch of people "out for a walk", but communities doing community things. Something it seems she/they have little knowledge of or appreciation for.

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Nope, not buying it. From reading her comments over the years I'd throw my money on her NOT giving an "uniformed jab" rather she just made a comment more than likely weather related. Leave her alone or create a user account so we can see if you're just a troll that just likes to stir the pot

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"I would never do x thing [which people are clearly enjoying], I prefer x places [despite never having been asked], to each their own [which is usually a more polite way of saying that something is weird]"

again, it wasn't "just a walk," it was an organized event. the original comment disregarded that completely because their preferences are apparently important for us to know.

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I would agree it wasn't a completely random comment, but I'm going to agree with the "uninformed" angle since this poster is a frequent first responder with disrespectful sentiments on posts celebrating Black joy.

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Publishing that you are the rascist. Srsly, calling a comment “white”. So stupid. You idiot.

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Go away.

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But

1) discussing race is not racist FFS

2) yeah, actually, coming on a post about Black folks enjoying themselves at a Black-led event and commenting that it's not your cup of tea rather than just BEING QUIET is in fact a super white thing to do

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Thanks for the hot boring white person take, also, nobody asked you.

I'm mixed race but I'm curious if you're using white as some kind of insult?

I'd rather have a boring take than a racist one.

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why did you think it was important for everyone else to know that you do not approve of these activities?

because it sure sounds like you're just too good to walk down the dirty hot street with your neighbors and much prefer a solitary bucolic stroll in an unnamed park or beach - hey good for you that you have the means to get to one!

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because it sure sounds like you're just too good to walk down the dirty hot street with your neighbors and much prefer a solitary bucolic stroll in an unnamed park or beach - hey good for you that you have the means to get to one!

Not mine.

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at this event.

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It was a Black-led event in a Black community. The optics are still that there are photos showcasing Black joy, and a commenter who frequently makes "I don't see color"-type comments has shown up to comment that they don't see why anyone would enjoy such a thing. It doesn't actually matter if there were some white people there; it's still racist behavior on the part of this commenter.

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Yeah, you might in fact be mixed-race, but you trot it out in contexts such as saying that there's no need for schools to consider cultural responsiveness, so...

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It was mentioned in direct response to a rude comment about a white person take.
I don't care if you don't agree with my takes on anything but it seems like a regular occurrence on this site that "white people" is used in a negative way.
I have Vietnamese,Black and a white grandparent, am I white? Should I stop saying I'm mixed race when people assume my opinion is based on being White?

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You should instead consider why people respond that way to things you say, and why you view discussion of race and culture to be rude and negative.

I suspect the two are related.

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Thanks for your input.
I disagree with it but I asked.

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I’m black. Don’t think that had anything to do with her being white.

Hot as all hell on that concrete yesterday. Coulda been more comfortable in Horatio Harris Park or that Park near Frederick Middle School.

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is one thing we can take away from this weekend's event. I bet it was 10 degrees cooler on nearby, shady Walnut Avenue.

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is just handed over to cars in our cities. its pretty great when the actual residents of neighborhoods can reclaim those spaces, even if for unfortunately short periods of time.

it should be enjoyable to get around in your town and neighborhood and not have to go to a designated place just to walk.

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