Sep. 3, 2009
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 Kennedyâ€™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
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:â€¨ â€œI think they have a big problem, because they have nobody really representing them in the Senate at kind of a crucial time. Iâ€™m not really sure whatâ€™s going to happen with that, but I hope it works out.â€
â€œI wanted to say a few words this morning about the passing of an extraordinary leader, Senator Edward Kennedy. Over the past several years, Iâ€™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
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
The following is Mayor Thomas Menino's statement on the death of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy: Read more