Getting to Know the Neighborhood: Roxbury - Boston
Named for its rocky soil and the resources the land had to offer, Roxbury is full of history and was home to major populations of Irish, Latvian and Jewish communities and in the early 1900s. In the 1960s, a prominent black community began to form in Nubian Square. As a result, Roxbury has a rich past and present history. Residents are passionate about their home turf and cultural institutions.