WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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For the past four seasons, Will has been working at Fenway Park as a ticket taker at weekend Red Sox games and concerts. Because he is not able to take public transportation to the ADA accessible Yawkey station at Fenway, Liz often drives her son to the park, where you will find him at Gate E. During Will's job interview with the Red Sox organization, they learned that the Patriots had won the Super Bowl the first season Will worked as a ticket taker at Gillette Stadium. Taking this as a sign of good luck, they welcomed Will onboard. The day Liz dropped her son at Gillette Stadium for his first day on that job is forever etched in her mind. "Will was working the Beyoncé and JZ concert. I was so nervous. And to be honest, the first day didn't go smoothly. Having been told not to use his cell phone at work, he appreciates about his mom, Will responds, "My mother is caring and loving. She helps me navigate life." Day in and day out, Liz runs offense, helping Will overcome obstacles. And there are many. Take for example the lack of wheelchair accessibility at the three commuter rail train stops in Wellesley that makes it impossible for Will to take public transit to his job at Fenway Park. The Wellesley Square, Wellesley Hills, and Wellesley Farms MBTA commuter rail stations all have signs warning, "Significant accessibility barriers exist." Representative Alice Peisch and the town of Wellesley 's Assistant Executive Director Meghan Jop have been supportive of the Fahey's request for American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, but they struggle to make headway because of the MBTA's financial problems. Will and his mom at the Super Bowl 87 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 8

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