Editorial: A neighborhood loss

Bruce Wallin, the co-founder of the West Roxbury Courthouse Neighborhood Association, passed away last week. First and foremost, his passing is a tragedy for his family and friends. It is also a loss for Northeastern University, where he was a professor, and for the Forest Hills neighborhood for which he cared deeply.

Bruce brought a wry good humor and serious commitment to local issues. He was quick to give the Gazette a great quote or two, and even quicker to take a seat at the table in major community planning processes. He helped to improve an area where far more people pass through in cars and on trains than plant their roots.

JP has a wealth of people who do the small but important work of running neighborhood associations. Let’s thank them while they are still here.

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