City starts work on Dudley Square
Forget what you know about Dudley Square. That’s the message Boston officials are spreading today as the city begins construction of a $115 million office and retail complex that aims to redefine Roxbury’s long struggling commercial core. The project includes a striking new headquarters for the Boston School Department as well as public parks and community spaces for art exhibits and special events. Unlike the city’s other municipal buildings, it also includes several retail spaces for restaurants and shops.