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Artist withdraws slave memorial project after NAACP objects

Jul. 17, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A black artist has dropped his bid to build a slave memorial in front of Boston's historic Faneuil Hall after the NAACP objected. Steve Locke announced Tuesday on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter that he won't go forward with the project because the president of the Boston chapter of the...

Archaeologists begin 1st excavations of Boston's Chinatown

Jul. 8, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is literally digging its Chinatown. City archaeologist Joe Bagley on Monday launched the first excavations in Boston's Chinatown, and he expects the dig to turn up artifacts that will shed new light on immigrants — not only those from China but also Syria, Ireland and England...

Park named after Boston Marathon bombing victim opens

Jun. 15, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds have gathered in Boston to celebrate the opening of a park named in honor of the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Gov. Charlie Baker joined Mayor Mary Walsh and members of Martin Richard's family Saturday to open Martin's Park. The park features an accessible...

Boston transit head seeks outside review after 2 derailments

Jun. 11, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The head of the Boston-area transit system promised an independent review of recent subway derailments after one during Tuesday's morning rush caused widespread disruption for commuters. Steve Poftak, general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, said investigators were...