Saturday, January 10, 2009

Massport smiles while kicking Eastie in groin again

Longtime local activist Mary Ellen Welch, writing at, argues against Massport's "proposed $455 million, 9,000-space Logan consolidated rental car and relocated commercial parking garage." The contract for the project, which will be right next to residential neighborhoods, was awarded to those models of efficiency and accountability, Parsons Brinkerhoff, just before Thanksgiving.

Welch cites a number of issues raised by the project. The incoming transportation secretary, James Aloisi, is a son of East Boston, and he should immediately step up to instruct Massport to complete the appropriate health studies and to include the neighborhood in the planning process before the first shovel of dirt is removed from the ground.

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