The paper that pretends to cover Allston Brighton, the Tab, didn’t think that Kevin White’s death and legacy as mayor deserves coverage. Not a word. Are they unaware that our neighborhood was, in fact, part of Boston during his tenure? That we live with many of his decisions, good and bad, to this day? Friday I spent $1.50 to buy it and sixty seconds to scan it. Not a word. Their lead story? Geckos. As in the little green reptile.
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The site of the former MDC property at the corner of Western Avenue and Soldiers Field Road, Brighton is getting some attention from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation, Historic Boston and the Boston Preservation Alliance. Originally part of the Charles River Speedway complex, it has been unused and steadily falling apart for many years. There will be a public meeting to present a draft report on options for future uses of the property on Monday, February 27 from 6 to 7:30PM at the Honan Allston Branch Library.
The Brighton Allston Historical Society website has a history and photos of the Speedway. The Boston Landmarks Commission did a study of the building that describes the structure in detail, and provides maps and photos. (Photo via Google Maps)