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Area along Blue Hill Avenue doesn't need a new name

Leave Blue Hill Avenue alone, Rodney Singleton writes:

As if a poor mix of for sale housing affordability, failed retail anchor in Wal-Mart, leasing land it cannot develop, giving artist all the credit over an entire community, or selling once public lands it owns to a charter school most kids in Roxbury cannot attend were not enough. Nuestra CDC the developer now sees fit to reamed parts of Roxbury for its own gain? Mr. Price, head of Nuestra, would never try this in his home town of Milton!

Globe: Some want to rename Roxbury enclave after Menino.

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The powers that be seems to have little respect for the residents it views as peons.

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I have re-read that pull quote from Mr. Singleton's letter and honestly, I haven't the slightest idea what he's talking about. Maybe it's because it's Friday at 4:30 and my brain is fried after a long work-week, but what the hell is the complaint?

My lack of comprehension continues with "The Dudley Files" at the link:

Those who traveled the full width of the Atlantic Sea with me to establish here a Puritan congregation did not fail; in our mission. Our triumph, which has made possible the triumphs of all who have come into Roxbury because of what we have accomplished, finds its memoriam in the names that our successors have put upon Roxbury’s central places. However unforeseen, and bold, and surprising, the re-imaginings adopted by our successors, all profit by the legitimacy given them by their honoring the unforeseen, bold, and surprising re-invention. Honor is assured to the new by the place names of old.

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Read the Globe link. A local community development corp. came up with the renaming idea, basically. He's not a fan of it or its proposal.

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I think this may all be attributable to the way that the Globe wrote this story to make it sound like "the authorities" are considering re-naming this area after Menino, which by my account the Globe staff would love and sing songs about. Having read the various interviews in the story, it sounds to me like an informal group was assembled to discuss whether a "formal" name for this section of Blue Hill Ave would be a good idea and that one woman suggested naming it after Menino. I find it hard to imagine that Nuestra is trying to pull a fast one here. They have been working in that part of Roxbury for decades and it would seem pretty out of character to me.

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Wasn't Menino from Roslindale or Hyde Park? Rename a street in the area he was from.

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Which already has the Menino Arts Center, the Menino YMCA and the Menino Wimg of the BPL branch.

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