John Winthrop Sears – they don’t make ’em that way any more

John Winthrop Sears would have been 84 years old last Thursday.  He died November 4th.  As far as I can tell, he was the last of a breed.  Family and friends gathered the evening of his birthday at Christ Church Longwood in Brookline.  The event was a musical remembrance, a magnificent program he had planned …

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Stevens and Hatch: Two events mark the passing of civility

It’s not just the bow ties they had in common; it’s the air of civility. Yesterday U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced that he will retire from the nation’s highest bench. Within the same 24-hour period, former Massachusetts House Minority Leader Frank Hatch passed away. Both left an imprint on the institutions with …

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