Important Documents

115 Winthrop Square, Boston Development:

This comment letter lays out the impacts of the Winthrop Square Development on the operations of Logan Airport, including the issue of the building height intruding upon the airspace of Logan and how that impacts Runway 27 resulting in a shifting of traffic to Runway 33L.

Logan Airport Health Study & Related Documents:

A Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH)assessment of health impacts of Logan Airport on residents of seventeen communities located within a 5 mile radius of the airport in response to a legislative directive.

A professional analysis and study review by Environmental Health and Engineering Inc. (Needham, MA) of the DPH Logan Airport Health Study.

A short briefing about the Logan Airport Health Study, EH&H review, and next steps towards mitigating further airport impacts.

Terminal E Expansion Documents:

A required Environmental Notification Form, ENF, for Terminal E expansion, adding 5-7 new gates.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s official sign-off on the Terminal E Expansion project.

Boston Logan Parking Freeze-Related:

The portion of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) that pertains to the parking freeze limit at Logan Airport.

The portion of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) that pertains to the parking freeze limit In East Boston, outside of the airport area.

Environmental Data Reports:

Each year Massport produces for the State a comprehensive environmental report for Boston Logan International Airport. It can be an Environmental Data Report (EDR) or a more involved report referred to as an Environmental Status and Planning Report (ESPR).


  • 2016 Environmental Data Report (117MB)
  • 2016 Environmental Data Report – Executive Summary (6MB)
    • Informe de Datos Ambientales del 2016 – Resumen Ejecutivo (6MB)
  • 2016 Environmental Data Report – Technical Appendices (30MB)




Historical Documents:

The chapter pertaining to the “Boston Airport” is scanned in this document. The excerpt is of interest as it was written in the late 1930s, prior to the establishment of plans to expand the airport with the eventual taking of Wood Island Park in the 1960s. At the time of the writing of this book Boston Airport’s growth is described as having been “irregular and haphazard” with “no adequate provision [being] made in the layout of the airport for future expansion.” The chapter also includes some interesting photos of the airport from this era and a map of the airport.

For the Documerica Project (1971-1977), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s.  Michael Philip Manheim was one of nearly one hundred photographers hired for DOCUMERICA. His assignment was to document the noise pollution crises in the East Boston neighborhood around Neptune Road. Manheim captured powerful images of the deteriorating community, illustrating its uncomfortable proximity to one of the nation’s busiest airports and the plight of residents living under the landing path of jets on the approach to Logan’s busy runways. [Google Books entry on Michael Philip Manheim’s book, “Last House Standing: How Once We Were: Photographs of the Past.”]

Northeastern University has scanned and makes freely available the entire 1970 – 1989 run of the locally produced weekly newspaper that covered the happenings of East Boston, including much of the events concerning the expansion plans of the airport and the community’s resistance to it.