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Beacon Hill Sidewalk Wars

Boston Condos- Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill pundits Karen Cord Taylor and Stephen Quigley are not impressed with Mayor Walsh’s argument for concrete handicapped-accessible sidewalk ramps in the neighborhood.

Karen: “What the mayor hasn’t learned is that this matter is barely about bricks. Instead it is about a dictatorial public works department that decided to destroy a city’s historic fabric with no consultation with a neighborhood. It is about a mayor who heard only one side of a story.”

Stephen: “On Thursday night, Mayor Martin Walsh went before the residents of Beacon Hill to deliver his decision on the handicap accessible ramps that need to be installed in the sidewalks. He knew that his decision was not going to be well received, but he went to deliver the message himself rather than send his department chief. He deserves credit for that action. However, his decision, while motivated by the highest of principles, is wrong.”

Photo above via Erik’s post at UnitBoston.com. Erik makes some excellent points.

File under: Sidewalk Wars