State of the City press release and text

Last night was the Mayor's State of the City address. Here are links to the associated press release and the full content of his speech.

My favorite phrase from his speech is the emphasis on "the places that put life in city life."

It is that sentiment that leaves many of us so troubled when we look at the vacant Harvard-owned buildings in AB North. (Thanks to Tim McHale for creating that new phrase. It is so much easier to say and type than "North Allston and North Brighton"). It is the same lens through which we look at Harvard's new proposals, trying to see how they will put life into Western Ave, not just for Harvard affiliates but for everyone in the community.

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