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Another week, another snub by the Menino administration toward the good people of Lower Mills and Mattapan. The mayor made a ceremonial appearance on Tuesday at the Mildred Avenue Community Center (which is in Mattapan, not Roxbury, as the mayor’s office... Read more
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he didn't force out the head of the Boston Public Library, but noted Monday that he learned from a FOX 25 reporter that more items were missing from the Boston Public Library. A listener email to WGBH's "Boston Public Radio"... Read more
Councillor Frank Baker’s idea to study turning branches of the city’s public libraries into mixed-use spaces was well-received at Wednesday’s meeting of the Boston City Council. The proposal would study integrating the branch libraries throughout the... Read more
There was a breakthrough this week in the effort to save four Boston Public Library branches, including the one in Lower Mills, that were slated for closure earlier this year. The battle, however, is far from over. First, the library’s trustees, at the... Read more
By Reporter Staff The Reporter has learned that Boston Public Library officials are organizing a meeting for this Monday, May 24, to form a task force as they move forward with their plans to close the Lower Mills Library. The meeting is slated for 6:30 p... Read more
The City Council's budget-vetting committee is scheduled to take testimony on the Boston Public Library system's budget on June 3. The Ways and Means Committee hearing is set for 6 p.m. in the Iannella Chamber in City Hall. Boston Public Library trustees... Read more
Books and computer access are still the ultimate lures, but the soon-to-open Mattapan branch library rewards visitors with a public space that would be well-suited to a prestigious college campus. The Blue Hill Avenue building, which will open to the... Read more
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