Poll: What's Former Boston Mayor Kevin White's Biggest Legacy?
White led the city during some tumultuous years. Where and when do you think he made his biggest impact?
Vietnam, Watergate, the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., even Neil Armstrong's moon walk -- Kevin White was Mayor of Boston throughout it all, and, while he may not have touched lunar soil, he certainly made an impact on the ground in Boston.
Is it his decisions about bussing that he'll most be remembered for, or the corruption by city employees during his final term? Is his move to broadcast and speak at the James Brown concert a footnote in history, or one of his defining moments? What about the continued success of Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, and Downtown Crossing, areas that he's credited with revitalizing?
Vote, and let us know why you chose what you did in the comments section! Let's get a handle on what he's leaving behind.
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