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Say hello to Nubian Square

THERE’S NO BRONZE traitor astride a horse. No statue whatsoever. In fact, it can be a little tricky to suss out who exactly Dudley Square is named after. But this era’s moral reckoning with villains from the past will soon shove aside the timeworn geographic honorific memorializing Thomas Dudley, a colonial functionary who was in […]

Posted inThe Download

What’s in a name?

The long debate over the name of the street running alongside Fenway Park’s third base foul line may finally come to a close this month. But it won’t settle the complicated question of how to treat ignoble history, and the distinction between acknowledging it and revering it. The Boston Red Sox have finally made good […]