Commentary: Farewell to a Founding Member, and a piece of Waltham’s heart

by Bob Perry, Waltham Local First Co-Chair This hurts. Back Pages Books on Moody Street—one of the founding members of Waltham Local First—closed this week. Back Pages' Owner Alex Green quoted a friend in his eloquent farewell posted on the store's website, saying "nobody is surprised when you close a bookstore, they're surprised when you open one." Well, as a long-time small-businessperson myself, I am not surprised, but I am stunned. Back Pages Books was a cultural anchor in Waltham, a...

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As we begin to nose our fledgling organization into the digital traffic, we have established a presence in social media--both on Twitter and Facebook. You can find us (and Like us!) on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter: @WalthamLocal1st We look forward to our conversations  on the interwebs about local business in Waltham and the contributions of local business to healthy local economies and communities!

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