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Boston…The Old & The New


It’s good to be back in old “Beantown”. Things have certainly changed around here. There is new construction everywhere. Whole areas that used to be seedy and run down like around the TD Garden now bristle with cranes and excavators. The seaport and the fan pier area are unrecognizable to me. Massive new shopping areas, condominium towers and hotels are currently being built. 

Of course some things have stayed the same. Back Bay is a prime example. The brownstones and Newbury street still are attractive but essentially unmolested by developers. However as if to counter this oasis of calm, we learned yesterday that a second Four Seasons Hotel is being planned, making Boston one of the very few cities in the world with two of these mega-luxury hotels.

Things are certainly exciting but, I confess, a bit unsettling around here.



By JohnAmes

Bowtie Wearer With Bad Knees
I spent my early years in Massachusetts in a little town called Easton. I went to Harvard, served in the Navy as Operations Officer on and LST, founded a construction company and served in the state Legislature as Assistant Minority Leader.
However my life really began when I moved to Maine and opened an art gallery.
I've been around the fine arts in the commercial art business for over 25 years now and loved (almost) every minute of it.

I look at every day is a gift, except when it's very cold outside or I have to go to the dentist.

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