A welcome sign in Roslindale Village still bears the name of former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
A welcome sign in Roslindale Village still bears the name of former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
Hilary Sargent, Boston.Com

It’s been more than six months since Martin J. Walsh was inaugurated as Boston’s mayor, but some signs around Boston still bear the name of Walsh’s predecessor, Thomas M. Menino, who retired after 20 years as mayor.

You can see Menino’s name on the welcome sign in Roslindale Village (pictured, above).

The same can be said for a sign welcoming visitors to Dorchester Lower Mills:

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So why the delay in updating these signs?

Mayor Walsh’s press secretary, Kate Norton, told Boston.com it’s a work in progress, one that comes with some challenges.

“There is no central database of all the signs in the City of Boston where Mayor Menino’s name appears,” Norton said.

Mayor Walsh probably knows of at least one of the signs which is located in Dorcester less than a mile from his Tuttle Street home

In addition to actually finding the signs, another thing slowing the changeover process is money.

“We’re trying to be wise about the way we’re using city resources to update the signs,” said Norton, adding that the mayor prefers to use such resources for schools and summer jobs.

“We’re slowly but surely making our way through (the signs),” she said.