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By adamg - 11/30/23 - 2:17 pm
Demonstrators outside BRA office in the South End in 1968

On April 25, 1968, South End residents held sit-in at what was then a Boston Redevelopment Authority office in an old fire house on Warren Avenue in the South End, to protest the authority's large-scale South End urban-renewal plans that would force thousands of residents to move.

The former fire house (on the right) and the neighboring building with one of the area's wholesale florists, remain to this day, now as condos: Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/23 - 5:49 pm

The Huntington News reports on rats and mice running roughshod over Huskies. One student was bitten, another reports putting towels under her doors to try to keep one hallway mouse from getting around, a third describes the situation of students competing for the best rooms only to get rodents as "ironic."

By adamg - 6/22/23 - 10:43 pm

Boston Police tonight are painting a different picture of the conditions inside an apartment at 381 Old Colony Ave. in which they found a dead body Saturday morning than the one that had percolated in the local media and prompted condemnations by, among others, City Councilors Ed Flynn and Michael Flaherty. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/22 - 1:40 pm

Blue Mass. Group founder Charley on the MTA announced today he's turning off the site on Dec. 6 - spending $525 a year on an LLC for what's largely become a moribund site has become prohibitive.

By adamg - 5/17/21 - 2:54 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey made the announcement this afternoon, citing continuing increases in vaccination rates and drops in Covid-19 cases and hospitalization. Read more.

By uhrinews - 12/28/19 - 11:35 am
Liberia Day AT Boston City Hall

TEXT: Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act

National Defense Authorization Act of 2020

Subtitle B—Other Matters

By uhrinews - 12/14/19 - 7:37 pm

Patron Yemere came to Roxbury to learn how Family Independence Initiative (www.fii.org) works. A few months later he was on a flight to Tanzania to sow the seeds of the new initiative in his homeland. The rest is history. This weekend, at a workshop in Boston, two African brothers joined the new initive that share dreams and resources in helping families achieve economic mobility.

By uhrinews - 12/11/19 - 1:48 pm

Join the Ziah Mission African Church
30 Gordon Street
Allston, MA 02134


Good music, fellowship

By adamg - 6/23/19 - 1:24 pm

Continuing the cavalcade of complaints about splash pads in local playgrounds comes this 311 complaint about the playground at Johnson Park on Green Street in JP this morning: Read more.

By schneidz - 6/23/19 - 12:42 pm

Tory Bullock has started a talk show: Read more.

By damaskin - 6/9/19 - 10:50 am
By adamg - 4/23/19 - 12:46 pm

City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) says a rapidly growing Boston can no longer simply dole out unlimited free resident parking permits to residents and wants the city to start charging $25 per annual sticker - with exemptions for senior citizens, low-income residents and home-health and BPS staff who make regular home visits. Read more.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 4/1/19 - 5:25 pm

Erin Osmon writes some, uh, interesting things about how women were portrayed in New Kids on The Block Lyrics, for The Muse (Jezebel):

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/27/19 - 1:06 am

Who knew that Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeahs Yeahs was from Sharon, Massachusetts (SPOILER ALERT: I did)? And who knew that Zinner traveled to South Africa (!!!), joined a band called Africa Express (!!!!), and has left the South Shore in his dust. Talk about a glow up.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/21/19 - 9:05 pm

The Boston Globe's Annika Hom talks with Leemarie Mosca, the new president and executive director of Rosie's Place Mosca serves as "the organization's fifth president" and is "responsible for overseeing organizational affairs, community engagement, and 123 staff members."

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/21/19 - 8:31 pm

Matthew S. Schwartz of NPR reports on a lawsuit against the Ol' Crimson brought by one Tamara Lanier. Per Lanier "Papa Renty" is the patriarch of her family. And in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, she says Harvard is using those photos without permission — and in so doing, profiting from photos taken by a racist professor determined to prove the inferiority of black people."

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/20/19 - 10:04 am

A federal complaint filed on behalf of a Harvard College student is shedding light on how the school handles disability rights and accommodations for Harvard students with disabilities.

By ralphlopez - 2/8/18 - 8:54 pm

Won't switch out trains in need of repairs, blame tracks. If one car breaks down the whole line stops. Incompetent management should put all resources into new cars.

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