Roxbury Reflects On Menino's Aim To Revitalize Dudley Square

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There's perhaps no other neighborhood that best represents Mayor Thomas Menino's vision as the "Urban Mechanic" than Roxbury's Dudley Square.

The old Ferdinand furniture building anchors the redevelopment there. It's still being remodeled to make way for the new home of the Boston Public School administration. But the exterior looks beautiful even though the inside is still a work in progress.

People in the Dudley Square neighborhood join Morning Edition to give a sense of what Menino meant to the revitalization of their neighborhood. Hear the full interviews in the audio player above.

This segment aired on October 31, 2014.

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