Boston’s Financial District is hollowing out. That’s a big problem, but it may also be an opportunity.
As the the Whitey Bulger media circus intensifies, here’s who to pay attention to and who to ignore.
Ted Kennedy, remembered.
The more Boston turns against its scandal-plagued firefighters, the further out on a limb Ed Kelly goes to defend them. Is the bombastic union boss as nuts as he seems? Or does he know a few things the rest of us don’t?
Time was, Cardinal William O’Connell could bend the city to his will. Today, as an expansion-crazed Boston College is discovering, his bones are proving an equally potent adversary. The making of a town-gown fight of biblical proportions.
He’s drawn heat for defying Governor Deval Patrick and taking his sweet time with reforms. Get to know the guy behind the mustache, though, and you learn this: Our speaker of the House has always done things his own way. And now that he’s made himself the most powerful man in the state, he just wants people to play by his rules.