Malagari celebrates Dr. Boston memorialization

LANSDALE, Sept. 15 – State Rep. Steven Malagari, D-Montgomery, spoke of his admiration and respect for Dr. Frank Boston at a highway dedication ceremony today in Lansdale.

“It’s really great to see that my efforts, along with the efforts of Senator Mensch and the Boston Legacy Foundation, have paid off, and that our local hero will be remembered for years to come,” said Malagari. “Having the stretch of road, which runs in front of the two institutions that Dr. Boston founded, bear his name is an exceptionally fitting way to memorialize him.”

The Dr. Frank Erdman Boston Memorial Highway, formerly known as North Broad Street, received new signage in a dedication ceremony to honor his contributions to the community.

Boston is credited with founding the Jefferson Lansdale Hospital and the Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Landale. In addition to serving in the U.S. Army during World War I, he was a pioneer of pre-hospital care and transportation in Montgomery County four decades before major EMS systems were established throughout the country.

“We are very appreciative, and I know the people that are here today representing all of Lansdale are very appreciative of the fact we are now naming that street the Dr. Boston Highway,” Mensch added.

“Our community owes a lot to Dr. Boston because the institutions that he created still exist today and still serve our community,” Malagari said. “Remembering him and memorializing this stretch highway in his name are but small gestures that allow us to keep the legacy of his work, his tenacity, and his dedication, alive.”