opinion | Renée Loth
Greenway deserves public support
The Rose Kennedy Greenway is well-loved but severely underfunded, and someone has to pay
This week, the Greenway Conservancy offered a detailed business plan to reduce its current $2.1 million subsidy to a vanishingly small $1.2 million in five years. Executive Director Nancy Brennan says the conservancy already has tapped private philanthropy, volunteer labor, and other cultural institutions for support, and it’s looking into naming rights (the Tiffany’s Ring Fountain?) and charging fees for private parties. But that’s not enough for the state transportation department, an agency understandably strapped with its own priorities.