APN Board member Sid Topol mentioned in Farah Stockman's farewell column in the Boston Globe.
The first time I laid eyes on you, I worried that I might be out of my league. The gold dome of the State House was impressive bling for a Midwestern girl like me. To be honest, I took you for a snob at first. After all, you’re a city with not one but two Harvard clubs, in addition to hosting parts of Harvard itself.
But over time, I got to see your down-to-earth side. Your longshoremen. Your stevedores. Your fierce, proud unions.
It took me years to learn your secrets: that it’s OK to save a parking space shoveled out of the snow in Southie, but not in the South End. That Mike’s Pastry is for tourists, but Modern Pastry is for Nonna.