In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix, I have a lengthy feature about the new mosque (technically the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center) being built in Lower Roxbury. It has finally opened for daily prayers, but that is not the end of the 20-year saga of getting it built; the facility is still far from complete.
Why has it been so impossible to accomplish? And what does its future look like?
Read the story here: Menino's Mosque: The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
Or go here for a jumping-off point to the article and its various sidebars, including several exclusively on the web.