Change oversight of Richardson Park / Meaney Playground from DCR to City of Boston

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Richardson Park is located near Edward Everett Square in Dorchester between Columbia Road and East Cottage Streets.  It is the home of the historic Blake House, Boston's oldest house.  Meaney Playground is just up the road at the intersection of East Cottage, Pleasant, and Pond Streets.  We petition the City of Boston to take over stewardship of these parks from the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation.  We believe the City of Boston would be in a better position to respond to concerns of neighbors, immediately address the needs of these parks, and more readily ensure and promote their cultural and recreational importance to our neighborhood.  Residents of neighborhood would like the parks managed by the City, not the State.