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Museum celebrates West Ender Newsletter

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  February 23, 2012 03:28 PM

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The West End Museum is celebrating the old neighborhood and the newsletter that kept the neighborhood together in spirit.

The display, 25 Years of the West Ender Newsletter, chronicling the history and the work of the publication features a series of panels featuring articles and photographs from the West Ender Newsletter ranging from sharp criticisms of the neighborhood’s demolition in the 1950’s to letters from former residents recalling their favorite memories and friends.

The newsletter was founded in 1985 by James Campano with the goal of reconnecting West End resident after their homes were lost to the city’s urban renewal projects. Campano is on the museum’s Board of Directors, and produces the quarterly magazine from an office at the museum.

The newsletter’s masthead states it is “Printed in the Spirit of the Mid-Town Journal and Dedicated to Being the Collective Conscience of Urban Renewal and Eminent Domain in the City of Boston,” and it “the voice of the old neighborhood.”

The exhibit is on display through March 31 in the Museum’s Members Gallery at 150 Staniford St. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
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