White And Curley: Two Boston Mayors, Two Different Times05:26

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City officials say traffic will be heavy and parking will be tight Tuesday on Beacon Hill for the public wake for former Mayor Kevin White.

The man who led Boston from from 1968 to 1984 died on Friday, after a decade-long fight with Alzheimer's disease.

People will be able to pay their respects from 2 p.m. through 8 p.m. at the Parkman house on Beacon Hill.

White's wake and funeral are expected to be the biggest the city has held since the death of another four-term Boston mayor, James Michael Curley.

On Point news analyst, Jack Beatty, who penned his definitive biography, "The Rascal King," joined Morning Edition Tuesday to discuss both mayors.


This program aired on January 31, 2012.

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