I think I’ll be avoiding going into Boston next July as much as possible. The city announced the security plans for the Democrat National Convention that will be held here.
During this summer’s Democratic National Convention, the FleetCenter will be sealed off by a five-block ring of security in which only credentialed delegates, journalists, and authorized police can enter. A far broader swath of downtown will be designated a “soft” security zone, in which some streets will be closed, police will spot-search pedestrians and vehicles, and residents may be asked to carry special identification.
Considering that North Station, the major commuter train station coming from north of Boston, is in the FleetCenter, that could cause major problems for people. I suggest that people go on vacation and avoid the whole thing.