Ted Kennedy

What Kennedy’s passing brings forward

On Friday morning at 1:45, I left the John F. Kennedy Library having joined tens of thousands who paid their respects as Senator Ted Kennedy’s body lay in repose there.

At 5 p.m. the previous evening, my wife and I had gone to see the motorcade with his casket pass by at the entrance road to the Library. We stood next to Mary and Kit, two community leaders from Savin Hill who held one of those poignant hand-made signs that thanked Ted Kennedy for all he did.  Read more

Dorchester says farewell

Waiting for the procession: Onlookers gather along the Savin Hill Avenue Bridge in Dorchester to view the funeral cortege. The scene was replicated all along the 75 mile  route form Hyannisport to Boston.Waiting for the procession: Onlookers gather along the Savin Hill Avenue Bridge in Dorchester to view the funeral cortege. The scene was replicated all along the 75 mile route form Hyannisport to Boston.

The procession passes: Senator Ted Kennedy's cortege passes by Savin Hill, Dorchester on the Southeast Expressway/I-93 on Thursday, Aug 27, 2009.The procession passes: Senator Ted Kennedy's cortege passes by Savin Hill, Dorchester on the Southeast Expressway/I-93 on Thursday, Aug 27, 2009.

Reactions in Dot to the senator’s passing

ear that Senator Kennedy had died during the night on Tuesday, though his death was not unexpected.

Following are reactions to the news in Dorchester as gathered by the Reporter staff Wednesday morning.

Bret Lipow, originally from New York:
 “I think they have a big problem, because they have nobody really representing them in the Senate at kind of a crucial time. I’m not really sure what’s going to happen with that, but I hope it works out.”
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President Barack Obama’s statement on the Senator's death

“I wanted to say a few words this morning about the passing of an extraordinary leader, Senator Edward Kennedy. Over the past several years, I’ve had the honor to call Teddy a colleague, a counselor, and a friend. And even though we have known this day was coming for some time now, we awaited it with no small amount of dread.  Read more

And now he’s gone

Much is being said this week about the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. First diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in May, 2008, our senior senator carried forth for more than 15 months, all the while spending his remaining days fighting with great passion for the causes he always supported.  Read more

Sen. Kennedy Lies “In Repose” at Dorchester’s JFK Library

U.S. Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, (1932-2009)    Photo (May 2008) by Susan Walsh, Associated PressU.S. Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, (1932-2009) Photo (May 2008) by Susan Walsh, Associated Press  Read more

Kennedy to lie in repose at JFK Library

U.S. Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, (1932-2009)  -  Photo (May 2008) by Susan Walsh, Associated PressU.S. Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, (1932-2009) - Photo (May 2008) by Susan Walsh, Associated Press  Read more

Flaherty weighs in on Kennedy's death

This statement just arrived in the inbox of supporters of mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty and is reprinted in full below. (He also includes a link set-up by the Office of Sen. Kennedy: http://www.tedkennedy.org/):  Read more

Menino: 'I will miss his friendship and his guidance'

The following is Mayor Thomas Menino's statement on the death of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy:  Read more

Yoon suspends campaigning

Mayoral candidate and City Councillor At Large Sam Yoon issued a statement on the death of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy:  Read more