Red Auerbach Way?

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    Red Auerbach Way?

    In his column this week, Kevin Cullen argues that Causeway Street should be renamed Red Auerbach Way. Do you agree with Cullen? If not, is there another street or location that could be named for Auerbach? How do you think he should be honored?
     
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    Isn't there a statue of the guy already somewhere in Quincy Market?
     
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    Yes, of course.� I would also be in favor of renaming Boston "Red Auerbach City."

     
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    No, I think it should be named Red Auerbach Avenue as "avenue" is more distinguished than "way."
     
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    As usual, the Globb's reporter didn't do the elementary research. There already is a "Red Auerbach Way", with a street sign and a listing on street maps. It's a block away from Causeway Street. I like the name Causeway Street, because it's a small indication of the old topographical history of the area. The "Bullfinch Triangle" was a millpond, and there was a causeway along the mill dam. The pond and the dam are gone, but the street is still called "Causeway Street."Naming a prominent street after Red would be a fine thing to do, and perhaps Causeway Street would be the street to use. I'd opt for "Auerbach Street" myself, I think it would have more lasting power as a real street name.�Or how about "Auerbach Causeway"? Maybe not. Causeway might be the right street to use, even if the renaming would eclipse some early Boston history. But there would have to be some resolution to the issue that there already is a "Red Auerbach Way", behing the Tip O'Neill building, leading to the North Station garage beneath the Garden. Shame on Cullen for missing this essential point. That street would have to be renamed. I don't think there are any real addresses on Red Auerbach Way, which would make it easier.Remind me again, what job is Cullen he paid to do? No doubt, material from the forum will be used later by the Globb or its website, to clarify (for free) what the paid reporter should have known.

     
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    They have already changed the Beloved name of the BOSTON GARDEN, now they want to rename a revered roadway. I respect REd and his legacy, but, to totally remove the identity of that entire district is just wrong. I believe that the Garden should get it's�endeared named restored and leave the streets alone. Otherwise we might as well just call it the box-like building on that congested road...

     
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    As I former season ticket holder (gave them up when I had kids) I bleed green, but this is a bad idea.

    The court in the Garden has Red's name on it and he has a statue in Quincy Market.� That's enough.

    Besides, I like sound of Causeway Street, it's got a working man's feel.

     
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    As someone pointed out, there already is a Red Auerbach Way, on the on the other side of the O'Neill Building.� Causeway Street should stay Causeway Street.Personally, I don't care for the tradition of naming transportation facilities after people.� If they need names, it should be something suggesting where they go - e.g. BU Bridge, Charlestown Bridge, Mystic River Bridge.� We already have enough confusing double names in the city - Traverse Street or Valenti Way?� Fleet Street or DeMarco Way?� Zakim Bridge or Bunker Hill Bridge?� Moakley Bridge or Seaport Bridge?� People don't like to have to change.� How many people still call the highway from Braintree to Canton "Route 128", despite MassHighway's insistance that 128 now ends at the I-95 interchange in Canton.Every time we give up the old name of a street, we give up a little of the city's history.� Causeway Street is so named because it was a bridge across the Mill Pond.� If we are going to change a perfectly good street name, the reason had better be pretty compelling.� I'm sure changing Lowell Street to Lomasney Way sounded like a good idea at the time, but how many current residents know who Lomasney was?Finally, it's just not a very Boston thing to do.� If I want corny streets name after entertainers, I'll move to Las Vegas and enjoy Dean Martin Drive and�Frank Sinatra Drive.� For Pete's sake, thanks to urban renewal, downtown doesn't even have an Adams Street, and no one seems to mind�- and I think John and Sam Adams are arguably more important to the city than Red.� Getting around Boston is confusing enough as it is; can't we just leave our street names well enough alone?

     
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    KittonsBecause Red didn�t stop to personally thank you, probably the 20thperson that night the interrupted his meal - he was a jerk?Talk about a self absorbed view of the world.

     
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    This is a BAD idea.� The long-term history and significance of Causeway Street is more enduring that a figure in the sports-entertainment industry.� It is more of the superficialization of our culture and our roots.�It strikes as a feel-good idea that comes from someone that has little knowledge or value for the historical significance of Boston's streets and their names.� Why not rename the Old North Church as the Red Auerbach Sanctuary or the Paul Revere House and the Red Auerbach Inn?� How about renaming the Boston Commons as Auerbach Commons or the Bull and Finch pub as the Red and Fitch pub?� Leave history alone and stop trying to insert a figure who was not even a citizen of Boston or Massachusetts for that matter into out daily lives!

     
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    I am torn over this one...yes Red is one of the greatest coaches in NBA history, but Causeway St has been synonomus to me when I think of Celtics basketball, and I am sure it is the same for Bruins fans who share the same venue..........Yawkey way is a bit different..the Sox have been there for going on 96 seasons and don't share the�facility, and Red does have a street already named after him.....ted williams has a tunnel a street and the statue...red has a statue...maybe the statue should be moved to the front to the garden, i dont know, its a great idea but needs some futher investigation and debate....

     
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    I could care less what they call the street. More important is an overhaul of the area. Causeway street is a dump.

    Since the elevated green line came down, the street has gone from bad to worse. Half the store fronts are for lease. The roadway needs to be repaved. The center island should be redone and those stupid giant balls outside the federal building look ridiculous.

    The mayor needs to focus on the area BIG TIME!


     
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    At least it's not Tip O'neill Way.�

     
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    Hey Dunlop�... Do you really think these sports figures do stuff out of shear altruism.� They do it because it helps them build goodwill and support for their business enterprise ... aka, they are in the business of building brand value and consumerism.� Naming it Red Auerbach way is furthering the brand of a commercial enterprise.� Let's stop sacrificing history to the gods of commercialism.PS: did you use to be one of the original owners of the Pats?

     
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    FIrst of all, anybody that talks about the "Boston Commons" is suspect as a real local. It's the Common, singular. And the Old North Church and the Revere house have nothing to do with Auerbach; Causeway Street does. So your analogies are as bogus as your bona fides as a local. Whether Auerbach was a city or state citizen is irrelevant to his importance to the city,�and dismissing him as merely a sports-entertainment figure ignores his legacy of judging a man not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character and his abilities on the court. This was ground-breaking in his business at the time. There is ample precedent for such a street name change. There is ample precedent for naming a street after someone who was not a native son or city resident. There is ample precedent for naming a street after an important figure in the world of sports. The only thing I question is whether losing the Causeway Street name would be too much of a historical loss. Maybe some other street.But some of the other criticisms of the idea are totally half baked whining.

     
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    Deadjoe ... you missed the pointhttp://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcasm�

     
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    absolutely we should re-name the street. Im willing to bet that more bostonians today could tell you who Red is quicker then what causeway refers to. �

     
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    I think a better idea would be to name the Garden after him- the Auerbach Arena or Auerbach Garden, etc.
     
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    except that the Bruins own the place
     
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    The idea is sensationalistic and unnecesary.� The street does not need to be re-named in�honor of Red Auerbach.�� We've already eulogized the man's history in the form of a life-sized bronze statue within a 1/4 mile of the Garden.��"Causeway" Street itself carries some history as a name, and it would be a diservice to throw that away.�

     
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    There are too many potential honorees that the street could be named after (Auerbach, Bird, Orr, Russell, etc.).� Who would choose?� And they need to get rid of that�"TD Banknorth," IMO.There's nothing wrong with the name Causeway St.�

     
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    We may as well rename Boylson Street Paris Hilton St of Tremont St Britney way or How about renaming Soldiers Field Road Michael Jackson Way?
    You, sir, are an idiot.�Blown way out of context. Perhaps if you had used Ben Affleck or Matt Damon as an expample that would make more sense. I have no problem naming the street after Red. It would much like Ted Williams Way (better known as Landsdowne St). A fitting tribute to Red, a man who had a profound effect on the city and it's history. Unlike, say, Paris Hilton.��

     

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