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Two projects to revitalize Roxbury boulevard

Shops, market, homes, hotel planned for stretch of Melnea Cass

For decades, Melnea Cass Boulevard in Roxbury has been no more than a high-traffic passageway to other parts of Boston.

But under new plans approved by Boston regulators, Melnea Cass is due for a dramatic change that will result in new shops and restaurants, a supermarket, a hotel, and dozens of homes.

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