Once a farming community, Roxbury is home to the historic Shirley Eustis House, the only remaining country house in America built by a British Royal Colonial Governor. Today this neighborhood, which serves as the heart of Black culture in Boston, is undergoing a renaissance. Hundreds of new business and housing initiatives have revitalized the neighborhood's Dudley Square, Crosstown, and Grove Hall areas. The dramatic transformation of Blue Hill Avenue from a street lined with vacant lots to a dynamic business district is one of former Mayor Menino's proudest achievements. The Roxbury Center for the Arts, Culture, and Trade, which opened in 2005, celebrates the cultural richness of the community through the visual and performance arts.

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    New Roxbury Neighborhood Police Station

    The new station incorporates energy-efficient building systems as well as brand new site utility systems and achieves Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification, a globally recognized green building certification program.

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Exploring the Neighborhood

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    Just enter your property address to get detailed information about your community such as the nearest library or community center. You can even find out what day your trash will be picked up or where to vote!

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  • Your Neighborhood Coordinator

    ONS neighborhood coordinators and liaisons facilitate the delivery of services in collaboration with city departments and serve as a primary contact for constituents to communicate with the Mayor's Office.

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Videos & Multimedia »

  • Zoning Board of Appeal Hearings 10-6-15
    Zoning regulates the use and dimensional boundaries of privately owned buildings and land. The Zoning code is in place to protect the neighborhoods from the construction of buildings or structures that do not fit into the context of a neighborhood. The Zoning Board of Appeal hears appeals for varying the application of the Zoning Code and determines when it is appropriate to grant deviations from code restrictions. Watch Video »
  • Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government
    The Office of Fair Housing and Equity hosts a discussion on the role, responsibilities and opportunities for government to broadly advance racial equity.Watch Video »