Ayanna Pressley on why Dorchester rocks
Boston Daily talks to Pressley, an at-large councilor, on her home turf of Dorchester:
But there is one trait that all residents share: pride. And it isn't limited to the borders on a city map. Just as every animal is part of a kingdom, phylum, class, and order, every Dorchester resident has a parish, school, park, and neighborhood that they identify with. If I meet someone who is OFD, I expect them to ask me which parish and neighborhood I live in. They're not trying to expose me as an outsider. It's just a local's way of breaking the ice, the answer an opportunity for newcomers and longtime residents to find common ground.