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From the Mayor: National Night Out

File photo: Mayor walsh congratulates Dr Christine Ragbir for her community service award. She is joined by her sons.

Last Monday and Tuesday night, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games, eating food and ice cream, and talking to as many people as possible. It was a great turnout, and I’d like to thank everyone for coming together and participating in this annual summer celebration. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Fracked Gas Protesters Lock Themselves in West Roxbury Pipeline Trench

Photo of Bobby Wengronowitz (front), Shea Riester (middle), Martin Hamilton (back) in trench

Six people locked themselves together at 9:50 a.m. Saturday to block two construction sites of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline (WRL), which would bring fracked gas into Boston. Bound at the waist and ankles using chains and superglue, they aim to stop the project from endangering the community and disrupting the climate. (more…) Continue Reading →

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An Artist’s Eye on Casey Demolition

#Casey #overpass #jp A photo posted by MIchael Lewy (@mlewy) on Jun 17, 2015 at 5:39am PDT

Michael Lewy, a visual artist who lives in JP, agreed to share this view of the Casey Overpass demolition project. It was taken several weeks ago. Follow Michael on Instagram for more, which often includes JP subjects. (more…) Continue Reading →

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When the Perkins School For the Blind Was in JP

Students in Miss Roeske’s music appreciation class at the Perkins Institution for the Blind. Located at the corner of Perkins and Day Streets in Hyde Square, the school was founded in 1887 and served children through age nine. For general instruction, students were segregated by sex. As you can see in the photograph, African-American children were welcomed. The school was an outgrowth of the Perkins Institution for the Blind in South Boston, founded by Samuel Gridley Howe. Continue Reading →

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