Larry Platt, the top editor of Boston magazine, is from Philadelphia and it shows. During a breakfast interview last week, his description of an upcoming story about recently indicted former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi hit a pronunciation snag. “Is it Di-May-si or Di-Mah-si?’’ he asked with a hint of uncharacteristic bashfulness.
Building Boston’s thorniest construction projects made him rich enough to afford his own island. Now he’s plotting a giant wind farm—an undertaking that could bring Jay Cashman the one thing that’s always eluded him.