And what I fear we’ll get tonight is political appeasement. Having a bunch of emotionally upset citizens huddled around politicians is often a tense scenario. Can you blame the average politician feeling like Frankenstein’s monster before a mob of pitch-fork carrying peasants!
To keep them from stabbing you, you say and do what is necessary to stay alive!
What we need are cool heads tonight who are seeking for REAL solutions.
The traffic situation on Storey Avenue is going to get worse as 23 residential units are completed and filled off of Russell Terrace Extension. Eventually more businesses will be setup between the Wendy’s and McDonalds. The business retail strip just south of Giuseppe’s Restaurant has been bought, the resident in the red building has moved out and stakes are already in the ground for a previously-permitted development.
TRAFFIC IS GOING TO GET WORSE!
The state highway authority sits far away at 10 Park Plaza, Boston; the person who is in charge of District 4 is sitting comfortable in a suite far away from us. And yet, they are the ones that have the authority to fix the traffic mess that we will be increasingly suffering. There is so much that is deficient from Route 95 to Eastern Bank and yet, the City needs to get the state involved before a real solution is made.
WE CAN NOT WALK AWAY FROM THE RE-ZONING.
I have already indicated that the abutters, the City, the land owner, the Woodman Way residences and the general businesses will benefit not just because the re-zoning will give us all the benefits of 22-acres of open space but it will force the State to take action before things get worse.
AND IT’S GOING TO GET WORSE!
Massachusetts Highway Department
10 Park Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
TEL: (617) 973-7800
FAX: (617) 973-8040