Mel King stands across the street from the former site of his childhood home that became the headquarters of the Boston Herald. A Newton-based developer wants to develop luxury condos on the site.
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When I recently learned about plans for developing the “Ink Block” — so called because the area housed the Boston Herald — I was reminded of when I received a copy of the late Boston Traveler newspaper while attending Claflin College in South Carolina. The early 1950’s headline said that I lived on “skid row,” in a “slum.” I was amazed. After all, we called it “home.”