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Last week, HBI joined staff from the Urban Farming Institute to visit Newton Community Farm (NCF). Located on the historic Angino farmstead in Newton, MA, the city-owned site spans nearly 2 ? acres. Newton Community Farm is a nonprofit organization that strives to educate the...

In June guest blogger/architect/Boston resident Susan Pranger wrote about the potential future impacts of climate change on historicbuildings.  In part two of her blog, Sue discusses possible climate-related damage to wood at the 1786 Fowler Clark Farm in Mattapan, which was recently acquired by HBI. ...

Boston Society of Architects? Guide to Boston, dated 1970: Map of Roxbury/Washington Park (above)List of distinct Properties in Roxbury/Washington Park (below)Guest Blogger Jennifer Gilbert is a Boston area development consultant as part of VIVA Consulting and has taught Historic Preservation Law and Finance at the Boston Architectural...

Back in December, guest blogger Dr. John Steinberg of the Fiske Center for Archeological Research at UMass Boston wrote about his survey work at the Fowler Clark Farm in Mattapan which HBI recently acquired.  Using ground penetrating radar (GPR), the UMass team surveyed all of...

All hail the weather gods. The humidity has finally broken and it is safe to venture away from the comfort of our fans and AC units and head outside. This weekend is shaping up to be ideal to get out of the house and attend...

Maddie Grant HBI welcomes two new people to HBI this summer.  Maddie Grant, a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, joins HBI as Office Manager.  Maddie is a native of Scituate and studied English and Political Science at UMass where she was...

Guest blogger Susan Pranger is an architect and Boston resident. The following blog post summarizes the study she recently completed as her capstone project at the Boston Architectural College for a master of design studies (MDS) in sustainable design. The buildings at HBI?s prospective project...

This week, HBI?s Council of Advisors gathered for their spring meeting in Roslindale for to see the 1911 Roslindale Substationand explore the topic of urban entrepreneurship and revitalization with former State Treasurer Steve Grossman.Restoration of the historic substation will begin this month by Peregrine Group...