Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
Does this mean you've
taken over for Mr. Butch?He's still the mayor and always will be. I don't believe Foursquare
existed when he was alive.
HOLY PURPOSE5 years ago March 14, 2003 | Michael Bronski talked to a peace activist with the idea of sending the Pope to Iraq in order to stop the impending war.“Renowned peace and anti-nuke activist Helen Caldicott thinks she has a way to stop the all-but-inevitable war with Iraq: convince Pope John Paul II to join the human shields in Baghdad.
This past Sunday, hundreds and hundreds of people congregated in Allston to celebrate Mr. Butch. “I’ve never seen anything like it in Boston,” said one photographer. People made signs, left flowers, played music, and paraded down the street. Here’s a slideshow of the memorial.
Mr. Butch had tapped into some secret that most of us didn’t know about.
The Worcester native once told me he left his hometown because the women there were too repressed. He was a mostly happily irreverent guy who delighted in the constancy of beer and cute BU girls in his favored haunt of greater Kenmore Square during the early ’80s.
>>VIDEO: Mr. Butch on life and death, in music and words
UPDATED 7 PM: Mr. Butch's death in a scooter accident earlier today has been confirmed by several sources. A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, July 16, at the adjacent Ritual Arts and Regeneration Records on Harvard Avenue in Allston, both favorites of the deceased.