Samuel Maverick was one of the first slave-owners in MA, and it's past time #EastBoston disowned him. I've been proposing for yrs that we re-dedicate the square to a different Maverick: the youngest victim of the Boston Massacre.

Keep the name, lose the legacy

#mapoli #bospoli
Or to this guy, whatever, literally any other Maverick
Samuel Maverick:

-owned all of what is now #EastBoston and #Chelsea

-purchased, tortured, and experimented in crude forced eugenics on humans

-does not deserve to have his name on an entire square, a T station, a street, a court, etc

#mapoli #bospoli
This square and T stop are only a few blocks from my house, and they literally define my neighborhood on the map. I love #EastBoston, but I hate this.

Once you know this kind of thing you can't not, and I've thought about it almost every day for more than a decade


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man featured in this (paywalled) investigation on credible #MeToo allegations in the #immigrationcourt system has opinions about "reprehensible conduct"
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We'll take your filing fee
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Or send an RFE
Got a long list of applicants
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RIGHT: USCIS after this email
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So: don't. Stop. The bar is on the floor here. No one is making you do this. Just don't.

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Your ball @SenateDems

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