Boston Park Cuts Ties With Nonprofit Group After 10 Years

Rose Kennedy Greenway Sign

(Chris Fama/WBZ NewsRadio)

BOSTON (AP) — The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway has cut ties with the nonprofit that had tended to the Boston park for the past 10 years.

WORK Inc., the region's largest employer of people with disabilities, has groomed the park for 10 years.The Boston Globe reports the conservancy that manages the 1.5-mile-long (2-kilometer-long) park has chosen to move forward with Block by Block, a for-profit firm from Kentucky.

WORK Inc. president James Cassetta called the decision an "absolute shock" and a slap in the face to the disabled.

Jesse Brackenbury, executive director of the Greenway Conservancy, denied the move discriminates against those with disabilities. He said the Kentucky firm offered a more competitive price.The new contract took effect last week.

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