Southie’s fear: Allston - BostonHerald.com
Not long after the BRA approved plans to build 139 condominiums at 50 West Broadway, home of the former Cardinal Cushing High School, the developers went back to the BRA, seeking permission to build apartments, instead of condos.
To the dismay of South Boston state Rep. Brian Wallace, the BRA approved the change.
“I’ll never support that because we’ll become Allston-Brighton,” Wallace said, adding that he fears other condo developers will also switch to apartments, and his constituents will become transient students from area colleges, instead of homeowners.
Rep. Wallace could have found a less denigrating way to express his concern about a possible increase in apartment units in his neighborhood. Maybe the next time Honan or Moran see him at the State House they could ask him to ease up on their home turf.
Posted by Harry Mattison on 1/29/2008 06:51:00 AM