The Boston Globe today is shocked, shocked that Boston mayor-elect Marty Walsh will take the oath of office “27 paces from Newton.”

marty walshThe mayor-elect of Boston will be inaugurated Jan. 6in one of the farthest corners of the city. Boston College’s Conte Forum so narrowly skirts the city limits that its address is actually listed as Chestnut Hill. A stone boundary marker delineates the spot where Boston ends and Newton begins — 27 paces from the arena’s side exit.