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October 2009 Blog Posts (1)

Remarks at the Opening of the Peabody Independence Greenway, October 15, 2009

I first walked the old Salem - Lowell railbed ten years ago as part of a series of articles for the Weekly News. One summer, my dog and I traversed the city on foot, describing what I saw and uncovering local history along the proposed trail. After the series was published, then-Mayor Peter Torigian remarked, “I only hope it really gets built.” And, here we are today – a vision realized.



It wasn’t much of a trail then. My first impressions were similar to those captured by… Continue

Added by sudi smoller on October 23, 2009 at 17:30 — No Comments

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