Memorial site for youngsters targeted for housing
A proposal to build a mixed-use development, including some affordable housing, on a city-owned tract in Roxbury and adjacent property has alarmed some neighbors. They want Boston to preserve the park as a gathering spot for peace rallies, concerts, and other community events that honor those like Jermaine Goffigan, cut down by senseless street violence. In 2002, 10-year-old Trina Persad was fatally shot as she was leaving Goffigan Park. Several ideas have been proposed, including a peace wall and peace garden for at least a portion of land.