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Roslindale Building With Polling Place, RMV Closed Due to Burst Pipe

The building that houses the Roslindale Community Center and a Registry of Motor Vehicles location.
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A building in Boston's Roslindale neighborhood that houses a polling place and a Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles location will be closed until further notice due to a burst pipe.

The pipe burst overnight between Wednesday and Thursday at the Roslindale Community Center at 6 Cummins Highway, causing substantial water damage on all floors, the facility said on its website. The building will be closed indefinitely, and all programs have been suspended.

The Boston Elections Department told NBC10 Boston Friday that it was aware of the situation and had inspected the building. Department officials were hopeful that the building will be able to accommodate voters for the March 3 primary election, but alternative locations are being considered.

Tuesday, a week ahead of the primary, election officials said voting would be held on the building's second floor.

The RMV at 4210 Washington St. — housed in the same building — would also be closed indefinitely, the registry said in a statement, citing a facility issue that occurred Thursday morning.

"We are sorry for this inconvenience to our customers and will appreciate everyone's patience as we work with the City of Boston to understand the longer term service implications," Jamey Tesler, the acting registrar, said in a statement. "Due to this facility issue, the Roslindale RMV will remain temporarily closed, and we encourage customers who need a transaction done in-person to do so at a nearby location, or at a nearby AAA office if the customer is a member of AAA."

The RMV recommended that people visit alternative locations in Watertown and Braintree as well as the Boston Service Center at the Haymarket MBTA station.

The community center is also home to the Tiny Tots Preschool, as well as multiple after-school programs programs for teens.

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