As another historic Black Boston institution is gentrified, a congregation displaced by condos reflects on this trend and what it means BY CLAIRE SADAR AND ALYSSA MALDONADO-ESTRADA [Read the first installment of this series] City churches were designed to be walkable and serve their immediate neighborhoods, but as historically working-class or African American neighborhoods gentrify […]
As more and more former Boston churches are being converted into luxury housing, is the city missing out on potential arts and community spaces?
“They tell us, they put up signs, but many don’t read them or ignore them and don’t want to listen, either. None of these people are understanding what we have in front of us.”
Photos by John Brewer South End rapper Avenue wants to tell you a story about how it all got started way back when The slice of Boston real estate encircled by Roxbury, Back Bay, and Chinatown was the center of the city’s jazz universe, as well as one of the essential stops on the nationwide […]
An oral history of Haley House AS TOLD TO THE BOSTON INSTITUTE FOR NONPROFIT JOURNALISM If hungry people had to count on seasonal compassion, the poor would likely starve but for the holidays. The government only assists so much; in Boston, for example, it’s been two years since the closing of critical services on Long Island, […]