Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Random Question About Mr. DeLeo And Boston Latin

There are a couple of articles about Robert A. DeLeo in the Boston Globe today. Mr. DeLeo is the state representative who appears to be in the best position to snag the speakership in the wake of Sal DiMasi's departure.

This profile of him by Matt Viser is interesting. First there's this sentence: "He drives an olive-colored Ford Explorer and lives in a modest house on the North Shore, which he grew up in as a child." Not so clear, right? If the man grew up in the Explorer, well, that'd be a heck of a story.

But here's the point: further down, the article notes that Mr. DeLeo is "[a] graduate of Boston Latin". If he grew up in Winthrop, how can that be? Is the Boston residency requirement a recent development? Someone who knows more about the school's history might be able to help out with this.

In any event, best of luck to Mr. DeLeo. Based on the circumstances under which his predecessors departed, he'll probably want to lawyer up ASAP.

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