November 22nd, 2005


This Day in History, 1963: Kennedy Assassination

Today, of course, is the 42nd anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy.

Having not been alive for it myself, I've never had the same emotional connection to the tragedy as people of an older generation. But in my lifetime, I've been witness to a few national tragedies that allow me to understand what it must have been like for the country.

The odd thing for me is that I post this living a short walk from the Kennedy birthplace on Beals Street here in Brookline, a national historic site that I have only visited once -- the Monday after John Kennedy Jr. died in a place crash.

Brookline Fall Town Meeting, 2005

As many of you know, I am an elected Town Meeting Member in Brookline, which has had a representative Town Meeting since 1915. Last week we had our Fall session, and for those of you who are interested, I've written up a little bit of what happened and the articles upon which we voted. If you're local, you can probably find a rebroadcast of the three nights on Brookline Access Television (BAT).

And if you happen to live in precinct 9, I'm running for re-election next year, and I'd appreciate your vote.

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