On Friday, June 13th a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new freight corridor and public park in South Boston. Massport is dedicating this piece of land in the memory of Tommy Butler, a local legend, community activist, former manager for Massport, and all around great Southie guy.
The Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor and Memorial Park will be constructed on East First Street and will redirect the trucks along a new haul road to Conley Terminal. This project will also feature a park with green space, a water fountain and a memorial dedicated to Butler. The construction is expected to take 2 years to complete. In attendance were friends and family of Tommy Butler, Massport officials, Mayor Marty Walsh, Southie politicians including Congressman Stephen Lynch, City Council President Bill Linehan, City Councilor Michael Flaherty, Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, and Rep. Nick Collins.
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