Thanks to a generous grant from the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture COVID-19 Fund, RCHT is publishing a series of articles to introduce a resource guide of historic Roxbury, Massachusetts. This $1 million fund supports efforts to continue bringing arts programming and projects to Boston during this difficult time of uncertainty. RCHT hopes the Resource Guide through its inter-connected posts on various Roxbury subjects, visitors will develop a deeper appreciation of this rich town and neighborhood. The guide categories include people, places, events and artifacts within specific eras, areas and demographics. Local writers and historians who will contribute articles include ByronRead More →

Alison Barnet came to the South End in 1964 as a transfer student to Boston University. As there were no rooms in the BU dorms, she came to live at the Franklin Square House on East Newton Street. She had no idea where she was, but, walking back and forth to BU every day, she quickly grew to appreciate the South End. “I liked it when people spoke to me, and I found what they said witty, offbeat, profound, poetic, right on target, and never boring.” In 1980, she was the founding editor of the South End News. As a reporter for Neighborhood Network NewsRead More →