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A Sleepy Little Hamlet

Posted by Jim Botticelli  July 30, 2013 11:10 AM

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We are standing on the sidewalk of Memorial Drive just below M.I.T. and just above the Salt & Pepper Bridge. We are looking at the Back Bay in the 1950's. The tallest building in town was the old John Hancock Building. The future is in the works. Boston was in its sleepy phase, that post-industrial, pre-development period when not much was happening but much was promised. But that was now. This is then.

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Jim Botticelli, a 1976 Northeastern University graduate, is a retired Boston Public Schools teacher. In college, he drove a cab and learned the city's cow paths. An avid collector of More »

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