Bruce Bolling — one of the all-time good guys in Boston politics and easily one of the best city councilors of the past 25 years — died this week at the age of 67. The obituaries all noted that he was the first black president of the Boston City Council. That was indeed an enormous achievement — especially in the time he did it, when the tensions of busing still roiled the city— but barely captures his passion for Boston.
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