The real Back Bay is nowhere near. It’s down in Boston, it ain’t here.
As gentrification gobbles up whole neighborhoods, his passing can’t help but feel like a punctuation mark at the end of golden time for this city.
“What happens to all the good stuff if it doesn’t get remembered? What happens to all the good square dances, what happens to the pot lucks?”
They knew the song cold and sang with gusto. I was shocked again. “We’ve been practicing on it for a week now,” said Paige Desmaris, one of Davidson’s pupils.