A commission set up to figure out how to honor former Mayor Ray Flynn says that in addition to renaming the Boston Marine Industrial Park after Flynn, the city should rename the Summer Street Bridge over the Reserved Channel as the Mayor Raymond L. Flynn Bridge.
The commission said the honor would be most fitting since Flynn "built bridges that linked a prosperous downtown to affordable housing, jobs and other opportunities for supporting better lives in Boston's neighborhoods."
Also proposed: Building a visitor center in the marine industrial park and naming it after Flynn.
The commission rejected a proposal to rename the South Boston convention center after Flynn, not because the convention center was Tom Menino's baby, but because commission members learned that renaming the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center would mess with its branding in the global convention business, which would "simply be bad for business."
The commission also came out against a Flynn statue partly because of the cost, partly because of the difficulty in "choosing among many equally attractive locations."
Complete Flynn Commission report (2.2M PDF).