‘Roxbury Love’ mural is bulldozed as new development gets underway
Roxbury residents were shocked by the destruction of a beloved neighborhood mural last Thursday. The massive, black-and-white portrait of Nelson Mandela, bookended by the words “Roxbury Love” in block letters, stretched across a low building at the corner of Warren and Clifford streets.
The Herald News
MAPS raises $44K at 3rd Annual Chip-In for Charity Golf Tournament
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) raised $44K at the third edition of the Chip-In for Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the MAPS Senior Center in Cambridge, which took place on Sept. 11, at the Juniper Hill Golf Course, in Northborough, Mass.
Building trades rattled over labor agreement in Holyoke Soldiers’ Home bill
Non-union contractors are continuing their push to strike a requirement that the new $400 million Holyoke Soldiers’ Home be built using a project labor agreement, cautioning lawmakers that the directive is unnecessary, costly and discriminatory toward minority- and women-owned contractors.
The Herald News
MAPS to celebrate 50+1 Anniversary with Gala in October
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will celebrate its 50+1 anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 9, with a special Gala at the Cambridge Marriott Hotel.
Boston Business Journal
Ben Franklin Institute gets $250K grant to boost diversity from Cruz Cos.
The Roxbury-based firm’s donation will be used to create an endowed scholarship to help students from Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan who study construction management, HVAC, practical electricity or a related program area at BFIT.
The Bay State Banner
In the news: Denzil McKenzie
John B. Cruz III presents attorney Denzil McKenzie with a commemorative plaque honoring his firm, McKenzie and Associates, as the oldest African American-owned law firm in Boston. His firm has represented clients including the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, the Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corporation, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. McKenzie founded the firm in 1984, focusing on business litigation; finance, bankruptcy and creditors rights; corporate counseling and transactions; estate planning and probate; real estate and development; zoning and licensing; and faith-based organizations and nonprofits.