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This is no day for the trivialities of politics that seem so important to us on other days. Like many Bostonians I’ve always loved the Boston Marathon, hearing stories of how my Great Uncle Albert ran it in the teens (yes, one hundred years ago) and then watching it with him as a child when he was a BAA official. The Marathon has provided many wonderful moments from the great winners like my favorites Bill Rodgers and Joan Benoit Samuelson to the inspirational everyman and woman that come in several hours after the elite runners. My wife and I and the kids were watching from Beacon and Carleton in Brookline when the kids tired and we headed a home. On the way we heard what we now know were the two blasts, then sirens screaming toward the site. I’ve had so many great Boston Marathon moments and now this is the one my kids will remember. Horrible.
Thanks to my pal Jonathon Ginsberg for this demographic representation of class in Boston, courtesy of The Atlantic Cities. It is titled “Class Divided Cities: Boston Edition.” Here is what Boston looks like:
Given his health issues, we might have expected to see a frail man take the podium last night in Faneuil Hall to prepare for his life beyond City Hall. Instead, the longest-serving Mayor in Boston’s history laid out an aggressive agenda.
He looked great and sounded like a man fully intending on an additional term in office.