Advertising in Public Space

Let's keep the Boston Common commercial-free

Unless we act now, corporate advertising could soon be imposed on the Boston Common, the first and oldest public park in the nation.  According to The Boston Globe, Mayor Thomas Menino is testing public reaction to the idea of including ads on the Common.  If you believe that public parks and gathering places should be off-limits to the crass commercialism that has permeated nearly every nook and cranny of our

Boston Coalition to MBTA: “Stop Advertising Violence to Children”; Mayor Menino, Legislators, Community Leaders and Public Health Advocates Demand Removal of Violent Videogame Ads.

Date of Release: 

Monday, November 20, 2006

November 20, 2006
Contact: Josh Golin (617-896-9369; ccfc@jbcc.harvard)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Boston Coalition to MBTA: “Stop Advertising Violence to Children”
Mayor Menino, Legislators, Community Leaders and Public Health Advocates Demand Removal of Violent Videogame Ads.

Another CCFC Victory: No Violent Videogame Ads on Boston Mass Transit

In a spectacular victory for CCFC, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MTBA) has agreed to stop advertising explicitly violent video games on its trains and buses.  Their decision was in response to a campaign led by CCFC after we spotted ads for the ultra violent, Mature-rated Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories plastered over MBTA trains.

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