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Encyclopedia > West Roxbury

Originally part of the town of Roxbury, West Roxbury formed its own government in 1851 and was annexed by Boston in 1874. Bordered by Roslindale and Hyde Park, West Roxbury’s main thoroughfare is Centre Street, lined with local restaurants and commercial establishments. Today, the neighborhood’s tree-lined streets and mostly single family homes give it a suburban feel in an urban setting. Life in the neighborhood centers around political and civic activism as well as local parishes and youth athletic leagues. The community boasts a significant, if not aging, proportion of persons of Irish decent as well as a smaller number of more recent Irish immigrants. For the place in Connecticut, USA called Roxbury, see Roxbury, Connecticut. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Roslindale is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, with the ZIP code 02131. ... Hyde Park is the most southern neighborhood of the City of Boston, Massachusetts. ... A typical restaurant in uptown Manhattan A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to be consumed on the premises. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Urban is in or having to do with cities, as distinct from rural areas. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as involvement in action to bring about change, be it social, political, environmental, or other change. ... A parish is a subdivision of a diocese or bishopric within the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Church of Sweden, and of some other churches. ... A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ...


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West Roxbury formed its own government in 1851, and was annexed by Boston in 1874.
This was a long distance to travel for the inhabitants of West Roxbury and in 1683 the town selectmen voted to establish a local burying place, now known as Westerly Burying Ground.
West Roxbury became an official part of the City of Boston in 1874.
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