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Old 01-31-2017, 06:42 AM
 
Location: New England
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Oh yes many rough areas outside of boston. Too many to list. Boston overall is pretty safe. Hoods can't afford it.
Outside the center of Boston yes. However I'd consider places like Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan similar to places outside of the city in the north. For example most of Chesla, some parts of Revere, and lots of Lynn would be considered the hood.
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:05 AM
 
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Which sucks because Ward 1 of Lynn is actually quite nice, and Chelsea really has turned around in the last 10 years, but the influx of MS-13 in certain neighborhoods continues to drag the cities reputation through the mud.
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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MS-13? Explanation please
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:23 AM
 
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MS-13? Explanation please
U.S. gang that primarily was composed of El Salvadorans. Rather violent gang as far as U.S. gangs go.
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Boston
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MS-13? Explanation please
Very very large gang very violent. With an outsized presence in Massachusetts especially north of Boston. Their members are really young, so youth violence is very high in Chelsea. Chelsea really has only begun turning around as we've come out of the recession, I am not sure its gonna be a long lasting transformative turnaround to be honest. Too early to say.
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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Very very large gang very violent. With an outsized presence in Massachusetts especially north of Boston. Their members are really young, so youth violence is very high in Chelsea. Chelsea really has only begun turning around as we've come out of the recession, I am not sure its gonna be a long lasting transformative turnaround to be honest. Too early to say.
Along with Eastie, it seemed like it was improving through the early/mid 2000s. Then s#% hit the fan with the recession. It goes in cycles, that's the problem. It doesn't seem to benefit from the permanent sort of improvements seen in Southie or Charlestown.
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:49 AM
 
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'It doesn't seem to benefit from the permanent sort of improvements seen in Southie or Charlestown.'

Why is that I wonder? Proximity to Boston?
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:56 AM
 
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'It doesn't seem to benefit from the permanent sort of improvements seen in Southie or Charlestown.'

Why is that I wonder? Proximity to Boston?
Well Eastie is obviously IN Boston and dealing with many of the same issues as Chelsea, so IDK. Chelsea is closer to DT Boston than much of Dorchester, WR, HP, Rozzie, etc. I think the tolls have acted as a divider to those communities for a long time.
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:03 AM
 
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I think the tolls have acted as a divider to those communities for a long time.
Yeah, I think you're spot on there.
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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What tolls?
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