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It’s time to have your say on the Citgo sign’s future

The debate over the future of the Citgo sign is still quietly grinding on. Now it’s the public’s turn to weigh in on what — if anything — should be done to protect the fixture on Boston’s skyline.

“This is a rather complicated situation,” said Greg Galer, executive director of the Boston Preservation Alliance. “It’s not just like landmarking a regular building.”

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Marty Misses the Mark With Citgo Veto, says Banker & Tradesman Editorial

“An icon of the Boston skyline was very nearly protected against the city’s current rapacious development culture- but then the mayor stepped in.”

Walsh vetoes Citgo Sign Landmark designation, Sign to be moved

Mayor Walsh, Citgo, Related Beal (the developer of the site), and Boston University release a statement: 

Citgo sign here to stay, but maybe not surrounding buildings

Developer Related Beal on Tuesday went before the Boston Civic Design Commission to submit its updated plans to redevelop buildings on Commonwealth Avenue near Deerfield Street.

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