Some college roommates grow in different directions and lose touch, while others stay in close contact. But Eric Furhnstrom and Ed Cafaso's relationship is a bit different: They're leading parallel lives.
The two first met at Boston University, where both were enrolled in the school of communications.
Following graduation, Cafaso landed at The News Tribune in Waltham, Mass., followed shortly by Furhnstrom. Years later, the two jumped to the Boston Herald, where they covered general news and, eventually, politics.
The two then entered the public arena. Cafaso left the Herald to join the office of attorney general
Scott Harshbarger; Furhnstrom became communications chief for former Bay State treasurer Joe Malone.
The trend continued last week, when Cafaso took a job at Morrissey & Co. as the fledgling public relations firm's first vice president. Furhnstrom serves as senior vice president of corporate communications at Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, also in Boston.