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In the Fall of 2018, an Immersive Education  after school club at Saint John School  in the North End of Boston (iED SJS) brought The Old Corner Bookstore to life in one of the world's most popular video games - Minecraft.   Minecraft is an "open...

In January, the Boston Society of Architects opened an exhibition of stunning photographs by HBI Council of Advisor member, Peter Vanderwarker. The show, entitled “Surface Tension: Architectural Photographs From Peter Vanderwarker”, features photographs that, according to Vandewarker capture “the nature of surfaces, in both the built...

Boston’s love for breweries dates back to 1630 when the first beer brewing license was issued by the city. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts today, has over 130 breweries operating within its jurisdiction, with Greater Boston clocking in around 30 and the city of Boston around...

On January 25th 2019 MIT’s Karilyn Crockett, author of People before Highways, led a group of the original activists from across the region to the Massachusetts State House to commemorate the 50thanniversary of the pivotal 1969 fight to stop I-95 and the Inner Belt.  Chris...

Jenny Nathans is a public health professional, a burgeoning preservationist and a resident of Jamaica Plain. She recently published a version of this research on the historic house at 197 Green Street in Jamaica Plain for the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.  Nathans tells the fascinating...

HBI is pleased to announce that Brian Swett will be the new co-chair of HBI’s Council of Advisors. Brian, who has served as an HBI advisor for three years, replaces Matthew Kiefer as co-chair with Carolyn Osteen. Brian is Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate...