Boston: A City of Neighborhoods
While many cities are defined by their skylines, Boston is distinguished by its vibrant neighborhoods. Indeed, Boston's strength, diversity and vitality are all rooted in her neighborhoods, where neighborhood pride and cultures from all over the world are cherished and celebrated. Although each neighborhood has its own personality and distinct appeal, all of the neighborhoods demonstrate Boston's changing face, as this historic capital has become a magnet for all of the world's citizens. These new immigrants have joined native Bostonians and transplants from across the country to make Boston the world-class city it is today.
Announcing NEW (Neighborhood Engagement Walks) Boston
Mayor Martin J. Walsh introduces NEW (Neighborhood Engagement Walks) Boston, a comprehensive audit of every street in every neighborhood across Boston. Starting September 15, representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) will walk the 850 miles of city streets across Boston, in an effort to assess each neighborhood in great detail. The findings will be shared in a forward-facing story map, continuing the Mayor’s pledge for increased transparency and accountability in City government.
ONS representatives will survey every part of their respective neighborhood, on the ground, and evaluating infrastructure challenges, identifying constituent concerns through conversations, and cataloging issues facing each neighborhood. The goal of this effort is to closely examine the City, allowing ONS representatives to understand every facet of their respective neighborhood while engaging with constituents on the ground and building relationships face-to-face.
NEW Boston is a cross-departmental effort, with ONS representatives working closely with the City’s Inspectional Services Department, Public Works Department, Transportation Department, Parks Department, and Department of Innovation & Technology, among others.
This audit began on September 15, 2014, with a goal of completion by the end of the year. At the close of this audit, each ONS representative will generate a neighborhood report outlining their findings, to be shared with the public and presented to neighborhood associations.
Interested in Joining Our Walk?
View Schedule of Walks from 9/26 - 10/9:
View Schedule by Neighborhood
Please RSVP to the Liaison for your neighborhood:
List of Liaisons
Click on a neighborhood below to learn more:Map of Boston's Neighborhoods