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Suburbs should merge with Boston

I WAS fascinated by the letter to the editor by Jonathan Unglaub of Brookline about proposed plans for Downtown Crossing (“Downtown Crossing still needs a retail anchor,” April 5). The letter begins, “Like all Bostonians. . .”

The problem is that Brookline is not Boston. For too many decades, the civic culture of the City of Boston has been dominated by people who don’t live in the city. Brookline has historically rejected annexation to Boston because it has been dominated by the wrong kind of people — the Irish in the 19th and early 20th century; African-Americans and other minorities today.

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