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500 Rutherford Avenue, Suite 210
Charlestown, MA 02129-1628

Phone: 617-679-MTRS (6877)
Fax: 617-679-1661

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Our main office serves active and retired educators who are or were employed in Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket and Suffolk counties (in Boston, charter schools only, not Boston public schools).

Our new location is in Hood Park, the original home of the New England dairy company H.P. Hood and Sons. Our building is conveniently located on the MBTA Orange line, between the Bunker Hill Community College and Sullivan Square stations. Free visitor parking is available right outside the building's south entrance.

Use south entrance to 500 Rutherford Avenue building: Our building has two main entrances: north and south. Our main office is more easily accessible from the south entrance (shown above), which faces downtown Boston.

Parking: Free visitor parking is available right outside the south building entrance, on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional free parking is available in the large lots within the Hood Park complex.

Accessibility: Our 2nd floor office is accessible to the physically challenged. If you have special needs, please let us know in advance so that we can arrange to make your visit as convenient and comfortable as possible.

Nearest T station: Sullivan Station on the Orange line, which is about an 8-minute walk to our office. Exit the station and take Cambridge Street toward Schrafft's City Center. Once you reach the rotary, take the first exit onto Rutherford Avenue. The north entrance to Hood Park will be on your right. From the north entrance, walk through the lobby, turn right, and then left, down a long hallway, past Rita's Café, to the south lobby. You can then take the elevator or the stairs to the 2nd floor.

Map and directions

For directions to our main office, click "View larger map" in the map below.

Driving directions to Hood Park

From the North

  1. Take Route 93 South to Exit 28 (Sullivan Square).
  2. Stay to the left, toward Sullivan Square.
  3. At the end of the ramp, merge onto Maffa Way and stay to the right; at the traffic light, proceed straight ahead into the rotary.
  4. Take the first exit—a slight right onto Rutherford Avenue.
  5. Approximately 500 feet on your right is the north entrance to Hood Park, and approximately 500 feet beyond that is the south entrance. Turn right into the south entrance; our building is immediately on the right, and free marked visitor parking is available in front of the main door.

From the South

  1. Take Route 93 North to Exit 28 (Sullivan Square).
  2. At the bottom of the ramp, at the light, turn right onto Cambridge Street and stay in the right lane.
  3. In about 1,000 feet, you’ll come to a traffic light right before a rotary. Stay to the right, and take the first exit—a slight right onto Rutherford Avenue. Stay in the right lane.
  4. Approximately 500 feet on your right is the north entrance to Hood Park, and approximately 500 feet beyond that is the south entrance. Turn right into the south entrance; our building is immediately on the right, and free marked visitor parking is available in front of the main door.

From the West, via Memorial Drive

  1. Follow Memorial Drive, passing the Hyatt Regency Hotel on your left.
  2. Stay left and go under the Massachusetts Avenue bridge.
  3. Continue to the end of Memorial Drive bearing right onto Edwin Land Boulevard. Pass through two intersections, and continue over the Gilmore bridge.
  4. Turn left onto Rutherford Avenue. The road will open to four lanes—two that go left to the underpass to Route 99, and two that go straight, to Sullivan Square. Continue straight ahead, toward Sullivan Square, and right of the underpass. After the underpass, you will be able to see Hood Park on the left; the complex is identifiable by the tall red brick Hood Milk smokestack.
  5. As you head straight, toward Sullivan Square, get in the left of the two lanes. On your left just before you reach the rotary, there is a small turnaround that you can use to make a U-turn and head south on Rutherford Avenue. Take this turnaround, being careful to stop and check for traffic from the right. [Note: If you miss the turnaround, you will come to a rotary. Enter the rotary and go almost full circle to the traffic light. At the light, bear slightly to the right and turn onto Rutherford Avenue.]
  6. Straight ahead is the north entrance to Hood Park. Turn left onto Rutherford Avenue. Approximately 500 feet on your right is the south entrance. Turn right into the south entrance; our building is immediately on the right, and free marked visitor parking is available in front of the main door.