Thank you Richard “Deme5” Gomez and Thomas “Kwest” Burns for your love of Roxbury. From ‘Roxbury Love’ Mural Reduced To Rubble As Development Starts On Apartment Complex by Amelia Mason The ‘Roxbury Love’ mural by street artists Richard “Deme5” Gomez and Thomas “Kwest” Burns, was commissioned by the nonprofit Alliger Arts as part of the city’s “Pop Up! Dudley Connections” program in 2014. The image of Mandela pays homage to the South African anti-apartheid leader’s visit to Boston in 1990. The mural quickly earned an iconic status in the neighborhood, helping usher in an explosion of public art in a city once notorious for itsRead More →

John Pierpont, to whose home his broken father came for refuge, was the first one of the family to cross the seas. He settled at Roxbury in 1640 and purchased a large tract of land, calling a part of it Dorchester in honor of his second cousin, Henry Pierrepont, in England, who had succeeded his father. Robert, as second Earl of Kingston, and who had received from Charles I the further title of Marquis of Dorchester. 1618-1682 Pierpont began his religious work as a theology student in 1816, first in Baltimore and then at Harvard, afterwards accepting an appointment as pastor at the Hollis Street Church in Boston (1819-1845). DuringRead More →