Beth lets Jerry McDermott, Allston/Brighton's district city councilor, have it with both barrels over his demand the city tear down the Citgo sign:
Dan Kennedy fact-checks Scott Allen Miller:
... Scott Allen Miller is raising a ruckus because "taxpayers" several years ago refurbished the landmark Citgo sign in Kenmore Square. Citgo, you see, is owned by the Venezuelan government, and Venezuela's president, Hugo ChÃƒÂ¡vez, went off on President Bush yesterday.
< br />Trouble is, Miller was wrong -- in fact, Citgo refurbished the sign at its own expense, replacing the tubes with LEDs. ...
Since the last organization (of many) listed on their website is the American Hunters & Shooters Association, and their president is John Rosenthal, who owns property in Kenmore Square .... I'm going to guess it's him. But I could be very wrong.
Update: Campaign to save the billboard.
... OK, show of hands - does anyone who actually lives in this neighborhood think Kenmore Square has improved? Did anyone without a vested interest in the new development really believe this was a "down-on-its-heels" neighborhood?
Personally, I miss the Deli Haus. The Rat. The old Cornwall's. And never mind the IHOP, I miss CharlieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Cafeteria ...