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BOSTON'S MEGAPLEX BECOMES A POLITICAL FOOTBALL
Published June 28, 1995
The "depth of opposition" to Boston's proposed megaplex by residents of South Boston "surprised veteran politicians" -- even Boston City Council President James Kelly, who represents the neighborhood. But MA Senate President William Bulger, another South Boston native, urged residents to "weigh their options before rejecting" the proposed stadium-convention center complex which would be built near their homes. Kelly, who had backed a convention center and dome, but not a baseball stadium for the Red Sox, said after the meeting that he now also opposes the dome (Geeta Anand, BOSTON GLOBE, 6/28). Kelly called a new Red Sox stadium "unthinkable and undoable," to which Red Sox VP John Buckley said, "I'm at a loss to understand why we can't sit down and talk about it." Bulger got "cheers" when he told the group that Gov. William Weld was open to finding a new site for the Red Sox stadium (Phil Primack, BOSTON HERALD, 6/28).