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Olympics gentrification, local benefits discussed

May 1, 2015
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At a meeting about Boston’s Olympics bid held Tuesday night at Roxbury Community College, residents voiced worries about gentrification, loss of affordable housing, and lack of participation in the planning process. “People in this room haven’t been part of the process,” Roxbury resident Joao dePina told members of the Boston 2024 bidding organization. “You...

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WIT Class of ’15

May 1, 2015
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WIT Class of ’15

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BLC denies petition to landmark Prouty Garden

May 1, 2015
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LMA—The Boston Landmarks Commission has rejected a petition by a group called Save the Prouty Garden to landmark the garden on the Boston Children’s Hospital campus, which is slated to be replaced by a new clinical tower. Melina Schuler, spokesperson for the Mayor’s Office, said that the BLC voted 7-1 to deny landmark status...

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Rare MFA photo leads to segregation exhibit

May 1, 2015
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Rare MFA photo leads to segregation exhibit

It began with a single photograph in the Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA) collection. Photography curator Karen Haas knew very little about it, aside from the fact that Gordon Parks had made it in 1950: a black-and-white photograph of a couple outside under the segregated Liberty Theater’s marquee, in Fort Scott, Kan. Gordon Parks,...

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Informe: BPS necesita nuevo plan para los varones afroamericanos y latinos

May 1, 2015
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) publicó el mes pasado la segunda fase de un estudio que investiga los malos resultados académicos de los varones latinos y afroamericanos en el sistema escolar. La segunda fase revela que se necesita “un enfoque más sistémico” para educar a los varones afroamericanos y latinos, y que la mayoría de...

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Citizenship Day

May 1, 2015
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Citizenship Day

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MFA chooses new director

May 1, 2015
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MFA chooses new director

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston chose Matthew Teitelbaum as its new director last month. He will take over the post when current Director Malcolm Rogers retires in August. Teitelbaum is currently the director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Formally elected at a special meeting of the MFA’s Board...

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Spring Cleaning

May 1, 2015
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Spring Cleaning

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BPRD releases final plan for McLaughlin Park

May 1, 2015
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) has released the final design for the McLaughlin Park renovation project that contains many of the changes discussed during several community meetings, but also adds several tweaks, such as a low wall along Parker Hill Avenue. Work will begin this summer. The renovation of McLaughlin Park, which...

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Leadership Change

May 1, 2015
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Leadership Change

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