BOSTON (WHDH/AP) — Boston officials have postponed a vote on whether to change Yawkey Way to its original name, Jersey Street.
The Boston Red Sox filed a petition with the Boston Public Improvement Commission in February to change the name as part of a mission to “reinforce that Fenway Park is inclusive and welcoming to all.”
Yawkey Way, which is the street that Fenway Park is on, has received heavy criticism over the years for its connection to the franchise’s complicated racial past under former owner Tom Yawkey. Yawkey died in 1976 and the street was named for him in 1977.
A vote on the possible name change was scheduled to happen Thursday morning, but officials postponed this until April 26. This comes after a vote delay on March 29.
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