Tom Menino

Menino says Bellevue Urban Wild will remain just that

Between two pillars and an iron arch that read "Stanley Bellevue Urban Wild," Mayor Thomas Menino declared last Saturday that the ground upon which he stood would remain an urban wild in perpetuity. Neighbors delighted in what had been a long process to secure the site.

"This is the result of years of struggle for open space in our community," said local resident Michael Pratt in an interview on Monday. "This will be a safe haven for children."  Read more

Civic Agenda Keys on Developments; Menino Announces Dot Ave Traffic Relief Project

Frayed ties in one Dorchester village could lead to another civic group for the Boston neighborhood that already boasts the most, while a long-dormant organization clears its throat to announce its return. As the civic returns from summer break this month, issues of development traffic and safety remain high on agendas across the neighborhood.

A number of major improvement projects continue to truck along, with MBTA station rehauls and various roadway improvements inching further toward completion. Several parks have undergone or are undergoing serious renovations.  Read more