RVMS and engaged residents like you have created profound positive change in Roslindale Village since 1985, when we were established as one of the nation’s first urban Main Street programs. With your help this past year, we strengthened the Village’s economic vitality, physical appearance, and unique local character
. We thank you for your support of our efforts and want to highlight the successes of the past year, including: 

  • The opening of Turtle Swamp Brewing’s Beer Garden at the Substation as a permanent tenant on the first floor of the Roslindale Substation;

  • The installation of a monumental window at the front of the Substation thanks to a $30,000 grant we procured from the George B. Henderson Foundation;

  • The opening of 10 new businesses in Roslindale, including Distraction Brewing, Lost & Found Treasures, the Square Root, and InVesta Realty;

  • An average of 2,449 Farmers Market attendees each Saturday in the summer season;

  • Over 1,100 attendees at the 4th annual Holiday Market on Birch Street; 

  • A $25,000 state budget earmark for wayfinding and placemaking projects in Roslindale, including the design of new signage by Artists for Humanity and improvements on Poplar Street; and

  • Planning for Birch Plaza, a pedestrianized Birch Street, lined with local retailers and Distraction Brewing, soon-to-be constructed later this year.


Right now, we face a direct threat to our vibrant community due to the economic, social, and public health upheavals caused by COVID-19 -- over half of the small businesses in Roslindale Village have temporarily shuttered their doors.

Our organization is working on several initiatives in order to support our business district when it needs #ROSlove the most. The Staff and Board are currently:

  • Connecting the business community with crisis response resources through our website, e-mail, and by phone; 

  • Promoting businesses as they continue to operate in new and innovative ways, through virtual interviews, social media highlights, and patronage of local shops and restaurants;

  • Re-envisioning one of the centerpieces of our community, the Summer Farmers Market, to be safe and accessible for all; and

  • Establishing a financial assistance program for ongoing business relief and recovery.


Please consider one of the following giving levels: 
Individual Donation of $40 
Friend Donation of $60 
Household Donation of $80 
Sustainer Donation of $100

You can also think about giving a recurring donation - anything from $10, $20, $50 monthly makes a huge difference to your local Main Street program. 

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1. Acquisition of Information. We do not acquire any more information about consumers than is required by law or is otherwise necessary to provide a high level of service efficiently and securely.

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