Marty Misses the Mark With Citgo Veto, says Banker & Tradesman Editorial

"An icon of the Boston skyline was very nearly protected against the city's current rapacious development culture- but then the mayor stepped in."

This December 2nd editorial in Banker & Tradesman summarizes the recent efforts to preserve the Citgo Sign on the Boston skyline and the failure of Boston's Mayor Walsh to support the decision made by the Boston Landmarks Commission to permanently protect the sign. 

"The Citgo sign is inarguably iconic. It appears in countless photos of the skyline. It has been a beacon for runners of the Boston Marathon. It has shone on untold numbers of Red Sox fans; it illuminated the streets when the team was terrible and when they won the World Series.... [the mayor's compromise] doesn't go far enough to protect a precious artifact of the city's history."

 

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