Our Mayor, Our Roslindale
Mayor Menino’s record of commitment to Roslindale dates back to his early days as a City Councilor, and his vision continues to contribute to the vibrant revitalization of the community there.
His nationally-acclaimed city-wide Main Streets program had its first start in Roslindale, as Councilor Menino partnered with residents and businesses to support Roslindale Square commerce. They began with small, significant measures such as: neighborhood promotions, a farmer’s market and storefront improvements, followed by construction of the Village Market, and the renovation of Roslindale Community Center. Future plans will replace an old MBTA substation, adding even more activity in the heart of a revitalized Roslindale Village.
Mayor Menino delivered a federal HOPE VI grant to the Washington-Beech Housing Development in 2008; the funds will provide new housing and a community center to service local families and seniors.
The Mayor’s vision for increased green and open space can be found throughout Roslindale, from Eldon and Walter Streets to an expanded Arnold Arboretum. Residents are also benefiting from improved streets and sidewalks on American Legion Highway and signal upgrades at busy intersections at South Street, Belgrade Avenue and Robert Street.