The Mayor's Mural Crew and the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement are teaming up to paint murals under the theme of "To Immigrants with Love."
Atlas Liquors on Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale and Dr. Dental on Meridian Street in East Boston have donated their wall space for the murals, being painted this month.
The Roslindale mural is an homage in part to Louis White, a Russian immigrant in the early 1900s who started a market that eventual became a liquor store, now run by White's grandson, Louis Fine. The mural also features Alex Castillo, who immigrated from the Dominican Republic in 1996 and who now runs Digitech Electronic Solutions in Roslindale.
The East Boston mural will feature will feature immigrants Carmello Scire and Veronica Robles.
Scire immigrated from Sicily in the early 1930s and founded his own catering business. Currently run by Scire's grandson Steve Scire, Sammy Carlo's Delicatessen and Catering continues Scire's dedication to community service and has been located in East Boston for over 75 years. Beside the portrait of Scire will be one of Veronica Robles. Robles is a cultural ambassador, educator and longtime community activist, who immigrated from Mexico in 2000.