Talk:Massachusetts Avenue (Boston)

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Title[edit]

Maybe Massachusetts Avenue (Massachusetts) would be a better title for this page? Only one sentence of the article is about Mass Ave in Boston; then it goes into Cambridge, Arlington, Lexington, etc. On the other hand, there may be other Massachusetts Avenues in Massachusetts that aren't connected with the one that starts in Boston. What do you think? AJD 15:35, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

I think Boston makes the most sense, since it is the official starting point, and the capital City. If you say "Massachusetts" it could indeed refer to other roads with that name, in other towns.
I'm pretty sure Massachusetts Ave. Starts in Dorchester, not Roxbury. It is at the intersection of Columbia Ave. in Dorchester. Check out Mapquest. It then goes through the Newmarket District, then Roxbury (until Albany Street),then it becomes South End, Then Back Bay, then Cambridge. xtos 16:11, 24 Oct 2007
The more I think about it, I was thinking perhaps the current Massachusetts Avenue should be moved to Massachusetts Avenue (disambiguation). Reason being there must be other Massachusetts Avenues in the commonwealth that aren't attached to the major linear one which heads out towards Western Mass. The other current Massachusetts articles seem to have defined boundaries. This one (in Mass.) spans several counties, and municipal borders so even Massachusetts Avenue (Boston) is somewhat unintuitive. So my thought is perhaps enough consensus could be found to rename this Massachusetts Avenue (at the top put a big link to a disambiguation page with all other Mass. Avenues and any other Mass. Aves in Massachusetts (not attached to this one) can go by "Massachusetts, Avenue (whatever municipality they're in)" too. The problem is this one doesn't fit into any neat designations. Its in multiple counties; multiple municipalities; both eastern and central Massachusetts regions, and it seems Western Massachusetts too. Plus there may be other Mass. Aves. in Massachusetts and then we're back to their debate again. CaribDigita (talk) 18:31, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Important Places[edit]

Harvard and Porter Squares are listed, but Central and Kendall are not. They are very important and are along mass ave. --Dorazine (talk) 01:31, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

I have doubts that Central Sq. has landmark status, but if there is a consensus to the contrary it would be easy enough to add it to the list. Kendall Sq., on the other hand, is not on Mass. Ave. (though it may seem to be, on account of the Red Line station sequence). Cheers, Hertz1888 (talk) 02:06, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress which affects this page. Please participate at Talk:Massachusetts Avenue - Requested move and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RM bot 01:00, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Though I don't support any title change of this article, Massachusetts Avenue (Greater Boston) or Massachusetts Avenue (Metro Boston) would have addressed the concerns expressed. Lentower (talk) 10:07, 6 June 2012 (UTC)