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Mullan-2011

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO

Secretary Mullan, Mary Soo Hoo Chinatown Park, July 15, 2011 On Friday, I had the honor of attending the groundbreaking ceremony for Mary Soo Hoo Park at the Chinatown Gate on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.  I was joined by members of the Soo Hoo family, Mayor Thomas Menino, officials from MassDOT, the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the City of Boston, staff of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Senator Chang-Diaz, Representative Michlewitz, Councilor Linehan, and other civic leaders from the area. 

Soon, the park will be a beautiful place to relax in the neighborhood.  It will also feature a wonderful piece of public art on our vent building that is being installed in cooperation with the Museum of Fine Arts.  We are all looking forward to the park’s completion.

I didn’t know Mary Soo Hoo, but know from my conversations with her family and Mayor Menino that she was quite a woman.  I noted at the ceremony how wonderful it is for her family that she is being honored by naming this park in her memory.  It is a genuine tribute and one of which her family is justifiably proud.  I was pleased to meet them all.

I’ll remember the day for its simplicity and for the fact that the park brings together the memory of an old friend – Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who did so much to make the Greenway happen – and a tribute to new friends – the Soo Hoo family, leaders in the Chinatown community. 

The Kennedys and the Soo Hoos – two great American families.

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