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HBI  is pleased to report that the Roslindale Substation has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places!"The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966,...

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the City of Boston has been selected as a recipient of a $15.5 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER discretionary grant, to fund alternative transportation projects under the ?Connect Historic Boston? initiative.?Connect Historic Boston? will create safe,...

Much like the historic rehabilitation tax credit, private donations of historic preservation easements have been an effective federal-level historic preservation initiative. The Internal Revenue Service, however, launched a broad investigation into perceived abuses of the easement program over the last few years. One such investigation...

Historic Roxbury Mural RelocatedPatrick RossoTown CorrespondentBoston.comAugust 26, 2013The mural that adorned the foyer of the Alvah Kittredge House will now call the National Center for Afro-American Artists home, after it was relocated so it wouldn?t be damaged during the restoration of the historic house.Read the Rest of...

Frozenyo Expands into Boston with High-Profile Downtown Crossing Space August 26, 2013By Jon ChestoManaging EditorBoston Business JournalWhen Matt Coombs started looking for a space in Boston to open a Frozenyo franchise two years ago, the concept of self-serve frozen yogurt was still a relatively new one...

HBI welcomes Washington D.C.-based frozen yogurt franchise, FroZenYo, to its first Boston location, at HBI?s Old Corner Bookstore at 277 Washington Street, downtown.  Opening day on August 16th featured a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Thomas Menino and Attorney General Martha Coakley, and free yogurt...

Anyone who has stepped inside the Alvah Kittredge House over the past 30 years will likely recall the colorful mural hanging directly across from the front door.  Entitled ?Building a Model Black Community,?the mural has graced the front hall of the house since it was...

City Seizes Control of Historic Mattapan Farm By Nikita LalwaniGlobe CorrespondentThe Boston GlobeAugust 11, 2013Fowler-Clark farm, possibly the oldest remaining farmhouse in the city, was once one of many dotting a fertile Boston countryside, a rich ecosystem of arable land, orchards, and livestock. The area was,...

Restoration of Kittredge House in Roxbury Recieves Financial BoostBy Patrick D. RossoTown Correspondent Boston.comThose behind the restoration of the historical Kittredge House in Roxbury received a financial boost this week to support the redevelopment of the early-19th century structure.The Lynch Foundation, based in Massachusetts, awarded Historic Boston, the...