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Boston Globe Features City Squares

Mullen Square in North Cambridge

Mullen Square in North Cambridge

Here at Centers and Squares we were delighted to see the Boston Globe article about city squares in today’s paper.

The Boston Globe article included many city squares you won’t find on any map.  These are the corners that are named to commemorate neighborhood residents. In Cambridge the signs are black and white like the one at right.

Mullen Square is named in honor of the family that lived in my house for over 80 years.  The father of the family was a doctor, one son worked for Tip O’Neill, his childhood friend, and a daughter worked as an elementary school teacher for many years.  She was the last member of the family to live in the house until I bought it a few years ago. 

Many of Cambridge’s squares were named to honor people or families like the Mullens – people who lived in the neighborhood for many years and made a contribution to the community.

But this is Cambridge after all and the Globe found some stories that might surprise you behind those ubiquitous black and white  signs. 

Reverend Larry Love Square honors

“… a Cambridge-born musician [and] roller skating street person… who would change clothes five times a day, and wore the most wild costumes – feather boas and boots laced up to his knees…”

Mark Sandman Square is named for the

“musician and songwriter best known as the bassist and lead singer of the indie rock band Morphine”.

I won’t look at the signs the same way after reading this article.  You won’t either after reading more of the Globe’s article about city squares.

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