Friday, March 30, 2018

Boston Officials Delay Vote On Yawkey Name Change

It's unclear whether it's an indication of anything, but the Boston Public Improvement Commission delayed its scheduled vote on whether to eliminate the Yawkey Way street name in front of Fenway Park in favor of its original name—Jersey Street. The commission put off a vote until April 12th—a full week after the April 5th home opener. Red Sox ownership petitioned last month for the street name change to "reinforce that Fenway Park is inclusive and welcoming to all." Earlier this month, a poll of FenwayNation readers found four out of five (80%) opposed to the name change.