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BRA seeking extension of Red Sox license deal

Crackerjack deal may stay despite critics

The Boston Redevelopment Authority has decided to negotiate an extension of the deal that enables the Red Sox to turn part of Yawkey Way into a private outdoor food court on game days, despite a warning from the state inspector general’s office that it might not have legal standing to award a new license.

The BRA’s control over the street, which runs out at the end of this baseball season, is based on a determination that Yawkey Way is an area of “urban blight” and in need of redevelopment — a dubious assessment, critics claim.

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