Franklin Park Could Finally Get Safety-Boosting Sign System

At a well-attended Franklin Park safety meeting last October speakers expressed frustration that they cannot adequately describe where they are when calling in a complaint. "Calls [to police] are not attended to because the 911 operator or police don't know where to go." said Christine Poff, director of the Franklin Park Coalition, said then. The Boston Parks Department is taking steps to correct that problem. According to Ryan Woods, director of external affairs at the Boston Parks Department, Cloud Gehshan, a Philadelphia firm, was hired to do the design for the park signs.


New Blanchards Sign Already Missing a Letter on One Side

A brand new sign and already they have a dead latter on the Cafe Nero side. I'll grab a daylight shot in the am. Speaking of Cafe Nero, the plywood is down on the Centre Street side of the building. I'll grab a shot of that too. A photo posted by J.M. Hardin (@j.m.hardin) on Dec 12, 2014 at 2:23pm PST

This week Blanchards on Centre Street replaced its iconic neon sign, which dated to the 1960s, with a new one.

Workers take down the iconic Blanchards Liquors sign on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Blanchards Sign Comes Down

Workers took down the iconic Blanchards neon sign on Wednesday. A new sign with a similar design is scheduled to be installed on Thursday. The neon sign has been in place since the 1960s, said Mike Denson, general manager of Blanchards Wine & Spirits' 741 Centre St. location. While the sign has become an indelible symbol of Centre/South, at any given time letters wouldn't come on.