A few weeks ago, our partner publication Boston Magazine asked the very important and sure-to-be-controversial question, “Who Are the Best Bostonians of All Time?”

And thanks to online voting, the man who currently sits at the top is a bit of a surprise: New Kids On The Block singer and notable dancer Jordan Knight.

Knight currently leads the list of 400 nominees, and has enough right stuff to best — so far, at least — to best former Mayor Tom Menino and enduring patriot Samuel Adams, who come in at number 2 and 3, respectively.

The poll is still in the early stages — and we fully expect a surge by the likes of John Adams, John F. Kennedy, Paul Revere, Helen Keller, or Susan B. Anthony — but it should come as no surprise a New Kid is Hangin’ Tough when it comes to recognizing our city’s finest talent and troubadours.

Jordan Knight

 

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