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  1. Mayor Walsh announces $15 million in new funding for affordable housing construction in BostonRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 22 | Sampan

    These awards will help fund the production and preservation of 354 units of affordable housing in Boston. "Preserving Boston's affordability is key to ensuring everyone who wants to live here can afford to do so," said Mayor Walsh.


  2. Parks Dept. hosts free Double Dutch clinicsRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2018 | Sampan

    The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a series of free Inner City Double Dutch Clinics for youngsters ages nine to 18 at the BCYF Madison Park Community Center in Roxbury. These free clinics provide instruction in the fundamentals of jumping rope and rope turning.


  3. Mayor Walsh's Love Your Block initiative presents first civic...Read the original story

    Nov 17, 2017 | Sampan

    The awardees, who represent a cross-section of volunteer efforts in Boston, were honored at the first Civic Engagement Ceremony, hosted by Mayor Walsh's Love Your Block Initiative . "I applaud all the award winners on receiving this honor and those who show everyday a commitment to improving the community around them," said Mayor Walsh.


  4. LLEGO Boston calls on public to help Puerto RicoRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2017 | Sampan

    Members of LLEGO Boston stood together to call on the public to help supply drinking water filtration systems in Puerto Rico. Last month, LLEGO Boston held a "Taste of the Caribbean" event to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria.


  5. Mayor Walsh, Urban Edge celebrate groundbreaking for Walker Park ApartmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | Sampan

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined Urban Edge, elected officials and community leaders to celebrate the start of construction at the Walker Park Apartments, a $17.5 million affordable rental housing development that will create 49 new homes in Egleston Square. The City of Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development invested more than $2.6 million in Walker Park, which will involve the redevelopment of three sites on vacant and underutilized parcels adjacent to the Egleston Square Library and in the Egleston Square Main Street District.


  6. Mayor Walsh announces $400,000 in community benefits for Roxbury organizationsRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2017 | Sampan

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh today presented $400,000 in community benefits for 12 organizations that serve the residents of Roxbury. The community benefits were facilitated by the Boston Planning & Development Agency as part of the Article 80 approval process for the Melnea Hotel and Residences project, located on the corner of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Washington Street in Roxbury.


  7. Councilor Ayanna Pressley's 4th annual Jump Into Peace event...Read the original story

    Sep 7, 2017 | Sampan

    Presentation of Inaugural Spirit Awards to Community-based Girls Programs and Featuring Remarks by Special Guest, Dr. Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. BOSTON- At-Large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley will partner with the Shelburne Community Center of the Boston Centers for Youth and Families , Boston Police Department, BCYF Girls Leadership Corps, Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and the Rope Burners Double Dutch team to hold her 4th Annual Jump Into Peace Double Dutch Community Event.


  8. English classes for immigrant parents strengthen schools, build communitiesRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2017 | Sampan

    April 26. In the weeks since the inauguration, many Boston educators are grappling with how to best support students of immigrant backgrounds facing anti-immigrant sentiment and rapidly changing immigration policies. According to the "BPS: We Dream Together" website, nearly half of 57,000 students in Boston Public Schools speak a language other than English at home and represent 139 countries.


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