Event Notices

Kennedy Motorcade to Pass Through North End

Senator Kennedy’s motorcade on Thursday will pass through the center of the North End, around the Waterfront toward the Rose Fitzgerald Greenway.

kennedymotorcadeAs reported by NECN:

On Thursday, Senator Kennedy is expected to leave the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port at about 1pm for a motorcade trip to Boston. The motorcade will drive off the Cape, across the Sagamore Bridge and on to Route 3 North to Route 93 North into Boston, arriving in the city at about 3:00pm.

Senator Kennedy will exit at Government Center, and travel down Hanover Street into the North End, past St. Stephen’s Church, where his mother Rose was baptized and her funeral mass celebrated.

Continuing down Hanover and crossing over the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, the park Senator Kennedy joined community leaders in creating that gives mothers and their children green space in the heart of the city. The park sits on the same land young Rose Fitzgerald enjoyed as a child.

Senator Kennedy will pass Faneuil Hall where Mayor Menino will ring the bell 47 times.

Continuing to Bowdoin Street, Senator Kennedy will pass 122 Bowdoin, where he opened his first office as an Assistant District Attorney and President Kennedy lived while running for Congress in 1946.

He’ll pass the JFK Federal Building where his Boston office has stood for decades, and and then travel to Dorchester Street into South Boston and to the JFK Presidential Library.

People who wish to honor Senator Kennedy are urged to line the motorcade route at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, City Hall Plaza and the Boston Common, in front of the Statehouse on Park Street.