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The Ferdinand Building, a prominent building in Dudley Square, will be renamed after Bruce Bolling, the first black president of the Boston City Council, officials said.
The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building will open late next year as a 150,000-square-foot municipal center with retail and office space, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office said in a statement.
Walsh noted the late politician’s achievements and dedication to the city.
“Councilor Bolling never stopped fighting for Boston’s neighborhoods, especially Roxbury, holding that community together at a time of great division,” he said. “A remarkable civic leader, he dreamed big for diversity and for narrowing Boston’s economic and racial divides, and working together to achieve a common goal.”
Bolling, who served a number of terms on the council and was president from 1986 to 1987, worked to narrow Boston’s “economic and racial divides,” according to the statement. He died in 2012.
Bolling’s policy accomplishments include the establishment of the Boston Jobs for Boston Residents Policy, the Boston Fair Housing Commission, and the Neighborhood Housing Trust Fund, Walsh said.
The renovation of the Bolling Building is considered a keystone to Dudley Square’s revitalization efforts.
According to the statement, the six-story building will offer space for community gatherings, businesses and nonprofits, and will house hundreds of Boston Public Schools employees.
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