New Savin Hill clock rises in memory of Leo Lydon

Leo Lydon memorial clock on Savin Hill Ave.Leo Lydon memorial clock on Savin Hill Ave.Workers installed an impressive new time-piece on Savin Hill Avenue this morning: a clock named in memory of the late Leo Lydon, a lifelong Dorchester resident and judge who was a well-admired civic activist and youth mentor. Lydon died in a car accident in 2000. The clock has been paid for by donations raised over the last several years by friends and neighbors of Lydon, who held fundraisers and sold bricks to pay for the tribute.

"He was one of those rare people that nobody had anything bad to say about them," state Rep. Martin Walsh said in a 2007 Reporter story on efforts to memorialize Lydon. "He was respected and loved by all."

The clock has been installed just outside the Savin Hill MBTA station. The MBTA will provide the electricity needed to run the clock.

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