Main Streets Districts Host Mayoral Forum Focused on Improving Boston’s Neighborhoods

On August 10, the coalition of 20 independent nonprofits that make up Boston’s Main Streets districts will convene a Mayoral Candidate Forum to ask tough questions and hear how each candidate plans to support, sustain and advance healthy commercial districts throughout Boston’s neighborhoods via the Main Street’s program.

“As a collective, we want the businesses, residents and community organizations that make up each Main Street district to know where the candidates for Mayor stand on issues impacting the revitalization and quality of life in their neighborhoods.” says Aidan McDonough, Brighton Main Streets Executive Director and Board Member to the Boston Main Streets Foundation.

How do each of the candidates plan to further the work Main Streets together?

The Boston Main Streets Mayoral Forum is set to take place on Tuesday August 10, 2021 (with a rain date of Wednesday August 25, 2021). This two hour event will run from 5:00-7:00PM.

Limited in-person seating is available in a covid safe environment at the Blair Lot of Nubian Square, 1127 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02119. The Forum will also be live broadcast on Facebook Live. Bob Seay of WGBH will be the moderator for this event.

Boston Main Streets started in 1983, when then City Councilor Thomas M. Menino brought Main Street to Roslindale. Ten neighborhood commercial districts were designated as Boston Main Street programs in 1995 following a citywide competition. Ten more districts were designated over the next 10 years. The final district was designated in 2016. The network of 20 independent nonprofit Main Streets organizations exists across Boston. Main Streets use a comprehensive revitalization approach to create, build, and sustain healthy commercial districts.

For further information on the Mayoral Forum contact your local Main Street Director or Jeanne Dasaro at [email protected]

A Special thank you to the Boston Main Street Foundation for sponsoring this event.

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