Faneuil Hall

Renaming Faneuil Hall would not erase history

Renaming Faneuil Hall would not erase history

We always reconsider the past in the light of new perspectives

IN A LOCAL TV news station poll this month, more than 90 percent of viewers opposed renaming Faneuil Hall, an iconic civic edifice in Boston which has been a magnet for tourist and elementary school day-trippers. Yet, all across the nation, large cities and small municipalities are taking sure-footed measures toward removing or renaming monuments,(...)

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Walsh plays hardball at Quincy Market

Walsh plays hardball at Quincy Market

Mayor seeks to redo lease for higher return

BOSTON MAYOR MARTY WALSH is trying to play hardball with the company that owns the lease on Faneuil Hall Marketplace. City officials and heavily redacted emails obtained under the Public Records Law confirm that the city, which owns the marketplace, is attempting to renegotiate the terms of the lease, which dates back to 1975 and(...)

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Rent Faneuil Hall for $500 a day

Rent Faneuil Hall for $500 a day

Mayor Walsh says rent right where it should be

The city of Boston is renting out historical Faneuil Hall at bargain-basement rates of $250 to $500 a day, a fraction of what function halls elsewhere around town charge. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took advantage of the low rates last November when she held a rally at Faneuil Hall, where she was endorsed by(...)

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