Tag Archives: Tom Menino

Will Marty Walsh become another Michael Bilandic?

Will Marty Walsh become the next Michael Bilandic?  Bilandic was the first Chicago Mayor to try to fill the large shoes left when Mayor-for-life Richard Daley died in 1976. Walsh, of course, replaced our own Mayor-for-Life, Tom Menino and is … Continue reading

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An open letter to Angela Menino

Dear Angela, Reams have been written and will continue to be written about your beloved husband, Tom; hours have been spent broadcasting his myriad accomplishments as Boston’s longest running mayor. History will reflect on the many things he did to leave … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor cruise says a lot about the Hub

A gorgeous day and a cruise of Boston Harbor celebrates how far we have come in creating a world class destination. A two-hour sail on the 80-foot schooner Adirondack III is a treat accessible to everyone from Rowes Wharf.  For me, … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast: more love-in, less roast

Southie’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day breakfast was anything but traditional yesterday.  A testament to the new Boston, a majority-minority city, the breakfast was hosted for the first time ever by a woman, a person of color, a Haitian-American, and a … Continue reading

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Mayoral musings bring greater clarity

Boston’s mayoral election is still up for grabs, but the selections may be crystalizing. Four days with no computer has left me grappling impressionistically with the 12-person field, but things are looking slightly more clear.  Thanks to Davcoh Computer Services … Continue reading

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End-of-summer blues darken musings

Don’t tell me the end of summer isn’t until the third week in September.  Virtually everyone understands summer ends on Labor Day (or the Friday before for those who want to beat the rush.)  The leaves are beginning to turn. … Continue reading

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Charlotte Golar Richie: the next mayor of Boston?

I have crossed paths with Boston mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie at various times over the last few decades, but without getting a real sense of her as an individual.  Certainly, I knew her from her bio: Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya; two … Continue reading

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