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Boston Is Not Self-Satisfied; 40 Trinity Place Support

BACK BAY—Hizzoner backs the tweaks to 40 Trinity Place: "Mayor Thomas M. Menino signaled his approval for the 33-story glass tower that would be built near the John Hancock building in Boston's Back Bay with one caveat — the developers must earn the support of the city's planning agency and the neighborhood." [Biz Journal]
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BOSTON—O.K. then: "It's a rough-and-tumble mix set down on a stunningly beautiful, easily navigable urban peninsula that boasts the only ocean coastline of any mainland capital in the country. For years I'd heard Boston included in the same sentence as San Francisco and pre-Katrina New Orleans, derided for its similarly inward gaze and self-satisfied air. But once I got there, I realized that the self-satisfaction is well-justified pride more akin to enthusiastic small-town boosterism, underscored by a bred-in-the-bone gregariousness that is apparent—and contagious—from the moment you step off the plane." [CN Traveler]