Patrick Administration Opens Newly Refurbished Roslindale RMV

(Roslindale, MA)- The Registry of Motor Vehicles welcomed state legislators, Boston city councilors, community leaders - and customers - to the official reopening of the Roslindale RMV Branch, located in the Roslindale Community Center. The building was closed for 18 months as part of a city-sponsored renovation project.

"The RMV and City of Boston have enjoyed a long partnership in Roslindale and we are glad to see it flourish once again in this brand new municipal building," said Chief Deputy Registrar Catherine Keyes. "The branch drew more than 2,300 customers here in the week before the renovation. We're anticipating that foot traffic will return and translate into more business for our merchant neighbors in the village."

"I am pleased to see the RMV coming back to the Roslindale Community Center site," said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. "They continue to be a great partner in the neighborhoods. The renovations to this building are meant for the entire community, from the children in the after school programs to the senior groups using the space."

The Roslindale branch, which has been in the community for more than 30 years, features improved accessibility for customers and employees. The new space is now on the first floor and the main entrance has been relocated to Washington Street with a newly-constructed handicap ramp. An MBTA bus stop is located directly at the bottom of the ramp. Dual license and registration stations will allow clerks to process transactions more efficiently and permit testing will now be conducted at state-of-the-art electronic kiosks.

"Welcome back to the Registry," said Senator Marian Walsh (D - West Roxbury). "The RMV is so important to the local economy, convenience, and public safety."

"After a great community process I am proud that Registrar Anne Collins maintained her commitment to Roslindale and me by bringing the RMV back to the community," said Representative Jeffrey Sanchez (D - Boston). "The opening of the RMV returns an asset to Roslindale and we appreciate it very much."

Representative Willie Mae Allen (D - Boston) added, "Roslindale is a beautiful part of this city and we welcome the opening of the newly refurbished RMV. It's accessibility to the residents of this district will be appreciated by all of us."

"The Registry of Motor Vehicles is a unique asset to those of us who live in the southern sector of the city," said Representative Angelo Scaccia. "The re-opening of this branch makes our transportation issues more convenient and less time-consuming, especially for our older population. Thanks for staying in the community."

The Roslindale branch will be open 8:30a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Customers can view current wait times for Roslindale and all 34 branches at www.massrmv.com. Many transactions available in branches can also be conducted on-line through the website.

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