The South End
Our Mayor, Our South End
Each year, Mayor Menino looks forward to the opening of the South End Little League season, where the diversity of all South End residents shines at refurbished Peters Park. The Mayor’s efforts in that neighborhood resonate through the profusion of exceptional dining choices, the new Boston Center for the Arts complex on Tremont Street, a new police station at the corner of Albany Street and Harrison Avenue and the Boston Medical Center, which provides comprehensive care to many Boston residents, regardless of income.
The Mayor’s Main Streets initiative dramatically impacted the South End commercial landscape. Washington Gateway Main Streets revitalized the Washington Street corridor, with new businesses springing up from Massachusetts Avenue to East Berkeley Street. This program received national recognition for its exceptional leadership from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Additional services make South End a better place to live. When the Mayor secured support for the Federal Empowerment Zone program, which enabled him to support the construction of a new state of the art South End Community Health Center. Ongoing improvements to Chester Park brighten the landscape, and an assisted living facility near the Fenway border caters to seniors with specialized needs.