Boston mayor-elect Marty Walsh

New Year, New Mayor, New Boston? Under The Radar Previews 2014

January 5, 2014

On the eve of Marty Walsh's mayoral inauguration, Under the Radar with Callie Crossley took a broad look at the future of Boston. Will a new Boston emerge in this New Year with new leadership at City Hall? Are there factors that are critical to the success of a fresh start and new direction?



You can also hear the future of Boston.

Most of us are familiar with the Boston accent- we drop our "R's", use broad "A's", and go to the "packie" to get "tonic". Now Spanish speakers in Boston are beginning to form their own Boston accent- merging several Spanish dialects. We spoke with Daniel Erker, a professor of Spanish and linguistics at Boston Uniersity about how and why this is happening.

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