Helicopters Invade Boston's Fenway Neighborhood

As air traffic increases around Fenway Park so to do the complaints from the neighborhood's residents about noise pollution.
August 16, 2005, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Boston's Fenway neighborhood, once comprised mostly of college students and rowdy sports bars, is now rapidly changing into a fashionable neighborhood that just saw its first $1 million townhouse price tag. Along with the gentrification has come a new complaint from its residents: helicopters.

"Since the All-Star Game [in 1999], you've had Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett; we're going to have the Rolling Stones -- not to mention the Red Sox winning the World Series, not to mention speculation about new ownership and do they or don't they move," says The Fenway's city councilor, Mike Ross. "All of that has led to so much air traffic over Fenway Park, and residents have started to say: 'Are there any controls, and what can be done to alleviate the noise?'"

Thanks to Mike Lydon

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Published on Monday, August 15, 2005 in The Boston Globe
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