Globe Ideas piece: MegaBoston!

July 26, 2012


In January, I wrote this piece for the Globe Ideas section. Fact-checking that graphic was intense! Excerpt:

Could Boston have become one of the world’s megacities? For Bostonians who treasure their dense, walkable urban space, it may seem like a shocking idea. But that was the ambition of a Brookline lawyer named Daniel J. Kiley, who 100 years ago this month submitted a bill to the Massachusetts Legislature that would have totally transformed the city, swallowing every municipality within 10 miles of the State House to create a unified “Greater Boston.”

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