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HBI spoke with Christine Ward, Executive Director of Raising A Reader MA, a 501©3 organization based in Boston. RAR-MA is devoted to introducing children to books and reading from a young age as a critical step in beginning their education. Last winter, RAR-MA moved into...

Jorge Epstein and his wife Ida bought the Fowler Clark farm in Mattapan in 1941 and lived there for 57 years until Jorge’s death in 1998. In the 1940s, Jorge was a jeweler and operated a retail business in downtown Boston, but he later operated...

In June, Historic Boston and the Boston Preservation Alliance teamed up to conduct a historic walking tour through Dorchester and Roxbury, highlighting historic architecture and art along a 2.5 mile route. A group of twenty people gathered at the Strand Theater, a restored Vaudeville theater located...

June 3, 2019 HBI was saddened to learn of the passing on May 27th of Carmela Vertullo Pearce at the age of 87. Carmela was a lifelong Hyde Park resident and, except for a brief stint after she was first married, resided in the Vertullo Building...

Throughout the cities, hills and mountains of the former Yugoslavia, vast Modernist monuments recall the heroism of anti-fascist Partisans and revolutionaries. Once upon a time, these striking sites were busy with tour buses and school children, but ever since the collapse of Yugoslavia, the visitors...

To HBI, a preserved building has the potential to be the launch pad for a new business where there was once an abandoned or underutilized historic building. Or it might become a place where a family can build a home. When a historic building is...

We feature a guest post here from Earl Taylor, President of the Dorchester Historical Society and the owner/creator of content for the Dorchester Athenaeum website (www.dorchesteratheneum.org).  He shares with us research he has been compiling on Boston’s many extant mile markers from the 18th and...