Right from the horse’s mouth.

A classic quote by Boston’s late mayor, Thomas Menino, was his description of a nagging city problem: “It’s an Alcatraz around my neck.” Menino’s successor is not quite as eloquent, but here’s a beaut, from a press release about $15 million to fund affordable housing, and published in the North End Regional Review, Mar. 16, 2018: “Preserving Boston’s affordability is key to ensuring everyone who wants to live here can’t afford to do so,” said Mayor Martin Walsh.

File under: A politician speaks the truth.


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