Bostonians have long felt that Mark Wahlberg was one of their own. The actor often touts his Massachusetts roots, sharing stories of growing up in Boston’s blue-collar Dorchester neighborhood. He’s returned to the state numerous times to film movies like “The Fighter” and “Ted,” and he even started a burger chain here with his brothers.
But when Wahlberg announced his plans to make a movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, many locals weren’t happy with their hometown boy.
“So much for those Dorchester roots,” Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eileen McNamara