Sunday, December 21, 2003

Who are Anne and Nick Najjar?

Anne and Nick Najjar were not really the last people over the Central Artery.
Anne and Nick Najjar were the last to drive over the double-decked elevated southbound I-93 highway, scene of a major bottleneck every weekday morning, and onto the old Central Artery.

"It's exciting. It's been a long time," she said, as a throng of TV cameras focused on her. She said she was going to Boston to get her hair done.

With a short statement that crackled over two-way radios at 8:24, the Artery was declared officially closed as an interstate highway, although traffic continued to flow onto it from Storrow Drive until late morning.
So I guess they weren't really the last.

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