POLL: How Do You Like Renaming the Casey Overpass area "Casey Parkway"?
State officials say the new six-lane road through Forest Hills will be named for Monsignor William J. Casey, for whom the to-be-demolished Casey Overpass is named.
CORRECTION, Monday, April 2: State officials say the final name for the road has not been set in stone. It has been given the working title "Casey Arborway Project." Future discussions with the city and other stakeholders could result in a different name, said Kate Fichter, a representative of the Mass. Department of Transportation. The Gazette issued a correction about the term "Casey Parkway" being chosen. Patch regrets not confirming this separately.
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State officials plan to name the new six-lane road through the area under the Casey Overpass as "Casey Parkway," according to the Gazette.
Do you like the sound of the name? It honors Monsignor William J. Casey, who was the founding pastor at St. Andrews Church (which is now home to Bethel AME Church). He later was rector at St. Thomas Aquinas parish, from 1936 til his death in 1949, according to Remember Jamaica Plain?, an indispensable local history blog.
The Casey Overpass will be torn down and no bridge rebuilt.
If you don't like "Casey Parkway," do you have a better alternative? If so, please add it in the comments section.