Back Bay/Beacon Hill
Our Mayor, Our Back Bay/Beacon Hill
The historic lamp-lined brick ways of Beacon Hill and Back Bay are home to the Massachusetts State House and monuments of our nation’s independence as well as distinguished residences and boutique shopping.
Thanks to Mayor Menino, it’s also a place where young and old alike come to learn and play. In his earliest days in office, the Mayor introduced the idyllic Frog Pond Skating Rink, now one of the city’s busiest recreation spots. Remarkably, the rink has operated since its conception without spending a dime of city funding.
Mayor Menino’s understanding of the community not only as a tourist destination but also as a place to live shines through new lighting installed along Boylston and Beacon Streets, Copley Square Park’s current renovation, ongoing improvements to the stately Boston Public Library Central branch and the commemorative Women’s Memorial on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
Many Beacon Hill families with children use Hill House services, which expanded its programs thanks to Mayor Menino’s designation of a surplus firehouse for their use.