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Boston to Close Newbury Street to Cars for One Whole Day This Summer

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Move could be the start of a regular thing

In a move sure to spark more debate this summer than the Red Sox's inevitable slump, Boston is planning on closing Newbury Street to automobiles for an entire day. Which day is not yet known—the city's looking into it—nor are other specifics such as how businesses would get deliveries, but the general idea is to turn the Back Bay shopping drag into some kind of European-style pedestrian paradise.

Also, should the move prove relatively headache-free and popular, the city would consider expanding the idea, maybe even to once a month. Thoughts?