Yawkey Way Name Change Approved
BOSTON - Say goodbye to Yawkey Way.
The Boston Public Improvement Commission unanimously approved the name change this morning. The name will revert back to Jersey Street.
The name change was proposed by current Red Sox ownership John Henry who said the team wanted to distance themselves from Tom Yawkey's reputation for racism.
The Yawkey Way Foundation opposed the name change saying it would undermine the good the Yawkey family has done for the city.