For every $5 that Boston's economy sends up to Beacon Hill, the state gives only $1 back to us.
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The true privilege of being Mayor is that I have the opportunity to be everyone's neighbor.
To call school off two days in a row, that's very significant, ... I can tell you how serious it is out there. I was by some of the schools this morning, and the drifts are eight and nine feet high. We'll never get those sidewalks cleared by Monday -- and Tuesday, probably but not likely.
My fellow citizens, the state of our city is strong.
In the 1990s, we introduced Boston's community policing strategy. We reversed the tide of violent crime that threatened our city, and we established a national model for preventing and fighting crime.
Here's what I see all across this great city - people working together to make Boston a better place to live and to raise children, to grow and pursue dreams.
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Michael Mann's always been one of my heroes.
If the Mets can win the World Series, the United States can get out of Vietnam.
I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book.