Move over Mayor Menino, there's a new kid on the block.
After much speculation and anticipation, part-time actor/singer and full-time Boston guy Donnie Wahlberg has announced his intention to run for Mayor.
Riding high on the success of Boston's Finest
and his burgeoning burger-based empire
, Wahlberg's ambitious civic platform includes a controversial proposal to blast the Dropkick Murphys 24/7 in all public spaces.
And he's got an innovative comprehensive redevelopment plan for Downtown Crossing, which includes a 200-foot gold statue of Larry Bird dunking on the entire 1987 Los Angeles Lakers team
(plus LeBron, just because).
His election bid begins in earnest this Saturday when Top of the Hub hosts his official campaign launch party. An all-star guest list of celebrities, politicians and Affleck brothers is expected to dance and dine the night away, or at least until the T stops running.
As KG would say, anything is possible. Especially on April Fools' Day.