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Making Pedestrian Safety A Priority

New crosswalks in Egleston Square make pedestrian safety a priority. The initiative, spearheaded by the city’s Vision Zero team in collaboration with the Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Urban Edge resident leaders, Egleston Square Main Street, and Walk Boston, among others.  Vision Zero Boston is tasked with eliminating fatal and serious traffic crashes in the city by […]


Urban Edge Partners with New Burger Shack MOOYAH

  Nothing quite beats a tasty, high-quality burger and shake. Well, except when that burger is directly giving back to your community, not just your stomach. This weekend, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes and Urban Edge are providing that unique combination in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. The new burger shack, located next to the Jackson […]


Helen’s Success Story: Avoiding Foreclosure, with Help from Urban Edge

Boston resident Helen had lived in her single-family home in Roslindale with her husband and son for 15 years. Her husband owned their home and had been self-employed for over a decade. However, Helen suffered two major financial hardships within just a few years that threatened her ability to stay in her home: The family’s […]


Helen’s Success Story: Becoming a Homeowner

Helen came to Dorchester from Vietnam in 1991 to start a new life in the United States. She was determined to succeed and began working in medical records at the Upham’s Corner Health Center, where she has been for the past 14 years. A single mother with a 12-year-old daughter, Helen started working with Urban Edge’s […]


Street Improvements Coming to Egleston Square Area

During a meeting last summer with Walk Boston, a pedestrian advocacy nonprofit, the staff was invited to Egleston Square to conduct a walk audit. Walk Boston had never done an audit in the Roxbury area, so they were excited to journey to our neighborhood to learn more about how to better serve local pedestrians. In […]