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Old 01-31-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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Tobin, Callahan, Sumner, Ted Williams.

Basically if you look at a map, what you'll see is Eastie, Chelsea, Everett, Winthrop and Revere cut off from Boston by the Mystic River and the tolls required to cross. You have to drive over to Rt99 to find a toll-free (both ways) crossing. The Sumner and ted Williams tunnel is $3.50 a trip into Boston? Tobin $3? Callahan $1.50? Not small change if you are one of the many poverty level families on the northern side of the Mystic. Electronic tolling may even contribute to this even more these days.

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Old 01-31-2017, 12:43 PM
 
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ah ok, thought you meant you needed tolls to get into boston from Dot, HP, roxbury etc.

Honestly i work in camrbidge, but other than I avoid going into the city. It's become overcrowded and just not fun. So unless you are living right in Boston proper it isn't easy. Traffic, parking, lines for everything make many people just not want to visit unless they have to.
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Old 01-31-2017, 12:46 PM
 
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You're assuming that everyone drives into Boston. However the Blue Line does a good job of connecting people in Eastie/Winthrop/Revere to Boston without having to pay for parking. In fact the Blue Line is the least overcrowded public transit line and has the newest trains.
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Old 01-31-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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You're assuming that everyone drives into Boston. However the Blue Line does a good job of connecting people in Eastie/Winthrop/Revere to Boston without having to pay for parking. In fact the Blue Line is the least overcrowded public transit line and has the newest trains.

I didn't forget about it. Lot of potential with the blue line to open up easy access for commuters into Boston from areas around it's stops. Decent parking too. If anything, this would be the catalyst that could jump start gentrification of the area...but it hasn't
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Old 01-31-2017, 01:05 PM
 
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It has in Eastie, Maverick has been gentrifying rapidly in recent years. Revere beach has also seen some new "luxury" apartment developments, though much of the area remains parking lots. Hopefully they can develop Revere Beach, Wonderland, and Suffolk Downs. It could provide much needed supply to the Boston area housing market.

I blame the fear of airplane noise for the slow gentrification of the area though.
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Old 01-31-2017, 01:45 PM
 
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They tried to years ago. Revere wanted to build a stations landing/assembly Row sort of development in the grassy area near the state police stations. Plan fizzled out.


With that, and the casino project dead, really not much of a draw to the area. The apartments are fairly expensive, and other than quick blue line access into town, not much locally to do unless oyu are into the local dive bars and eating Kelly's roast beef 7 days a week
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Old 01-31-2017, 01:58 PM
 
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I would totally eat at Kelly's 7 days a week!! The roast beef places are the best part of the north shore.
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Old 01-31-2017, 03:43 PM
 
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You can decide decide for yourself on the crime map. put in a zip

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Old 01-31-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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I would totally eat at Kelly's 7 days a week!! The roast beef places are the best part of the north shore.

I'd eat at Kelly's 8 days a week.
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:05 PM
 
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You're assuming that everyone drives into Boston. However the Blue Line does a good job of connecting people in Eastie/Winthrop/Revere to Boston without having to pay for parking. In fact the Blue Line is the least overcrowded public transit line and has the newest trains.
Sure, if its schedule works out and one lives steps away (and assuming it is DT Boston they are going to). Parking is lacking all along the Blue Line.

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I blame the fear of airplane noise for the slow gentrification of the area though.
That's another HUGE factor for Chelsea, Eastie, and Winthrop; although it has gotten better with all the soundproofing and quieter planes.

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I would totally eat at Kelly's 7 days a week!! The roast beef places are the best part of the north shore.
I would too but I would go broke fast!
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