About marty

Nolan, Penelope and Marty Keogh


Marty Keogh is a life-long resident of Boston, growing up one of seven children in Mission Hill and Hyde Park.  After moving to Hyde Park at the age of 5, he joined in community sports leagues, playing Hyde Park Youth baseball and hockey,  Pop Warner football, and basketball at the  CYO and YMCA.  Like so many working-class kids, Marty had several jobs growing up, first delivering the Hyde Park Tribune, Globe and Herald and working as an usher at the local Pixie Theatre in Hyde Park.

Marty faltered in high school, and eventually dropped out of 10th grade. However, his situation and trouble in his late teens were a wake-up call for him. He went to night school, earned his diploma, and enrolled at Boston College, while working a full-time job. After receiving his BA, he attended law school at Mass School of Law, becoming a lawyer to help kids who, similar to his youth, made mistakes, got into trouble and needed someone to turn to believe in them and give them a second chance.  In addition to being an attorney, Marty has worked for the Boston School Committee and the Boston City Council from 1991-2001. 


Marty has lived in West Roxbury with his children Nolan and Penelope for many years and is very active in his community. At 24, he was elected to serve on the Hyde Park Community Center Council where he helped to set up the ESL program for "new" Hyde Park and Mattapan residents and organized senior health fairs and luncheons. Marty is currently a Parkway Little League coach for his son's team, and has coached Hyde Park Youth Hockey over the last few years.  Currently serving as the President of the West Roxbury Civic Improvement Association, Marty has focused on engaging the neighborhood with public meetings on improving basic city services, traffic issues and monitoring neighborhood development. He is also a member of the Hyde Park and West Roxbury Historic Societies, helping homeowners discover the history of their property. Marty continues to be an active dad  in coaching and supporting youth sports, neighborhood and civic associations and is co-parenting his two children.