"Instead of thinking about how to solve this problem [of gun violence], this has become one of our most polarized, partisan debates—despite the fact that there's general consensus in America about what needs to be done."
"Society should return to the place where it is unacceptable to show up in a school, theater, park, restaurant or political rally with a gun. Instead of avoidance, those who feel endangered or offended by such displays should be empowered to protest."
"We apologize for not sending parent notifications Tuesday night and have taken steps to rectify that error. I will be reviewing all protocols and am taking steps to ensure that timely communication occurs moving forward.”
Six private homes will be featured in this year's tours, and preservationists say the North End neighborhood is the true attraction, with some of the oldest trees in the valley surrounding homes built in multiple architectural styles dating back to the early 1900s.