The Globe reports the city Parks and Recreation Department has ordered the 200-person Emerson quidditch club to quit the Common because it doesn't have a permit.
The move sparked a war of words on Twitter today. Our own John Keith was aghast and blamed City Councilor Mike Ross and Mayor Menino for turning the Common into a carnival, a private carnival - in a reference to the carousel by the Frog Pond and the impending Pink Palace sandwich bar.
Outrageous. The Common is open to everyone. What's happening there is a catastrophe.
1st, Emerson already has use of field through Boston Parks; 2nd like everyone else apply for use.
Ben Starr took issue with Keith:
Emerson already uses Common like its part of their campus without commensurate contribution.
Huh? You want to have an organized sport season on the common, get a permit like everyone else does.
they don't pay b/c Boston taxpayers are happy to have them and other npos in the city.