DORCHESTER — Scores of area children joined Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Public Library president David Leonard for the groundbreaking event on July 10, 2019, for the new Adams Street Branch library. The $18.3 million project is expected to open in 2021. The project, according to Spotted in Dot, is a collaborative development “between the City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department and the Boston Public Library, in partnership with architect Nadaaa and J and J…

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WATERFRONT — The stunning new Martin’s Park, a universally accessible playground located along the Fort Point Channel, was packed with well-wishers and children anxious to try out the amazing new features at a ceremony on spectacular (weather-wise) Saturday. Martin Richard was eight years old at the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon. As the park was being planned, Bill Richard, Martin’s dad, said he did not want the park to be a memorial. Instead, he…

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SOUTH BOSTON — More than 450 guests attended The New England Women’s Leadership Awards (NEWLA) hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester. The event raised more than $500,000 to support the Dorchester nonprofit’s programs. The NEWLA has celebrated inspiring women for more than 25 years by recognizing more than 100 remarkable women who have met the challenges they face with confidence, persistence and compassion. The honorees are role models and mentors for the Clubs’…

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