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By adamg - 3/31/21 - 9:39 am

Lisa Johnson writes that while going through some photos at her mother's house, she came across one showing her father, a Boston school teacher, with Mayor Kevin White in City Hall in 1971. And that got her to thinking about Boston political history - and her dad.

By adamg - 9/16/20 - 10:04 pm
Dukakis and White at Logan Airport

On Sept. 17, 1970, Boston Mayor Kevin White and Brookline State Rep. Michael Dukakis boarded a small plane at Logan for a campaign trip around the state during White's run for governor and Dukakis's for lieutenant governor. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 12:58 pm
Frank Bellotti

Back in the day, politicians who'd won elections would often invite the press in the next morning to watch them bask in the glow of being a winner. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/19 - 11:53 pm
Kevin White in the snow

Photographynatalia walked around Faneuil Hall and Haymarket last night after the snow came down.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 7/13/17 - 1:23 pm
Queen Elizabeth and Mayor White in 1976

In 1976, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip let bygones be bygones and visited Boston as part of the Revolution bicentennial. The British Consulate in Boston has posted some photos from the visit, including one of Gov. Dukakis welcoming the Queen at Logan Airport and this one of Mayor White bringing her into Boston City Hall.

On July 11, Prince Phillip presented an eagle statue to the Bostonian Society: Read more.

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By adamg - 5/4/17 - 12:47 pm
Mayor White with Luke and C3-PO in Boston City Hall

On Star Wars Day, the Boston City Archives posted some photos of C3-PO, Luke and R2-D2 visiting with Mayor White at City Hall back in 1980.

By adamg - 4/21/16 - 2:29 pm
Mayor White and Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth, who turns 90 today, visited Boston during our revolutionary bicentennial in 1976 and visited with Mayor White at City Hall. as shown in these photos from the Boston City Archives. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/12 - 8:21 am

MuckRock gets copies of FBI documents related to a decade-long federal look into possible corruption during White's term as mayor, most notably revolving around contributions from waste haulers in 1971. White, however, was never formally charged with anything.

By adamg - 7/18/12 - 11:05 am

Today's the 40th anniversary of a Rolling Stones concert at the Garden that almost didn't happen. On their way to the show, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards got into a scuffle with a photographer at TF Green Airport and wound up in jail. As thousands of hopped-up Stones fans waited at the Garden and Stevie Wonder played on and on, Boston Mayor Kevin White desperately worked the phones, finally convincing Rhode Island State Police that if they didn't release the pair, there'd be rioting in Boston.

By adamg - 2/1/12 - 3:29 pm

WGBH provides the audio from today's funeral - you can listen to the whole thing or to specific speakers.

By adamg - 1/30/12 - 1:32 pm
Kevin White, John Kenneth Galbraith and John Silber

The City of Boston Archives has posted some photos of Kevin White, including one of him talking with John Kenneth Galbraith at a birthday party for Arthur Fiedler in 1977 (as John Silber stares into the distance) and another of him shooting some pool sometime in the early 1970s.

By adamg - 1/29/12 - 10:45 am

It's 2-8 p.m. at the Parkman House, the Herald reports.

By adamg - 1/28/12 - 5:01 pm

Jay Fitzgerald credits our past five mayors - and above all Kevin White - for making Boston what it is today and keeping us from becoming another Detroit or Philadelphia:

Simply put, Kevin White was mayor of Boston at a pivotal point in the city's history, when the city could have easily lurched in either direction, back toward the "old Boston" or forward toward a "new Boston." He chose the latter.

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