Thursday, October 06, 2005

All Walter, all the time

Lynn, Massachusetts is about as far away from upscale Newton, Massachusetts as you can get, and I'm not speaking geographically here. The downtown area has been sadly neglected for years.

So, when the Archdiocese of Boston sinks about $24 million to create affordable housing, and to otherwise revitalize this neighborhood, what do reporters want to know?

At the dedication, O'Malley was peppered with questions about whether the forced ouster of the Rev. Walter Cuenin from Our Lady Help of Christians in Newton was related to the priest's outspoken views. The archdiocese said last week that Cuenin was asked to step down because of financial improprieties.

Poor people? Screw 'em. We want to know about Walter.