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Old 07-17-2017, 04:20 PM
 
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It still won't cure cancer though just by living near a good cancer center. Chemo is chemo...and the research ideas are obviously passed along and not just kept secret in boston.

I get the convenience of living near a good cancer center if you get cancer. But boston is not the only place to have a good cancer center.

Who the heck has mentioned getting cancer as part of this decision making except you? It came out of left field.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:38 PM
 
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I just get tired of people always making it seem like it's worth living here and paying the COL for the hospitals. It's always an excuse. Not everyone needs the hospitals...which is a good thing.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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I just get tired of people always making it seem like it's worth living here and paying the COL for the hospitals. It's always an excuse. Not everyone needs the hospitals...which is a good thing.

Who mentioned moving here for the hospitals unless they have a sick kid who needs a specialist or they work in a hospital? Never, ever heard a person argue that outside of a special situations.

Sounds like you're just angry.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:36 PM
 
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I have....

No I'm not angry. Maybe annoyed that prices have become the way they are but it's not affecting me much. If anything it's benefiting me sincd I own. If people want to pay through the roof for good hospitals so be it.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:17 PM
 
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I certainly was struck by the very high prices for groceries and clothing when we traveled to Boston in March. Everything was either the same or above what we pay in Montreal with a 30% higher exchange rate. I thought a lot of what it must be like for lower wage earners to fend for themselves in their hometown, let alone newcomers. To an extent, I can picture why the rents would be high, but the daily consumables are outrageously priced If you add up other necessities. It must be worrisome when you have to factor in Insurance and car expenses.

I would rather have Massachussets than Texas weather, but it's a personal thing. Of course, one can argue that if you live in a more conservative environment, the pressure to conform to sunstroked judgement ensues. Texas is vast though, and you can easily find like-minded folk there or fall into a patch of rednecked offenders in Ma. I am attracted to the older environment of Boston, the sea, the sense of place that is unique and far reaching. From a French Canadian point of view, it is also closely linked in battle and in friendship. I like the idea of moving in space from a French Colonial to an English one and examine the way both went about founding their new lands.

I think Boston's metro has an interesting dual personality. It is at once conservative and liberal. Sometimes, one character trait impedes the other. You notice that, architecturally, the city and surrounding counties have grown with an interest in redefining the Colonial forms well into the 20th century. The rest of the US and even Canada have copied the vocabulary and sometimes travestied the Cape Cod or Saltboxes into something wholly unrelated. But in Massachussets, the form has evolved in more interesting and somewhat more subdued ways.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:13 PM
 
Location: New England
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People who live in Newton are usually happy, because after all they have enough money to live there.
There are people living in newton with a house that costs them half their income and credit card debt through the roof as they attempt to keep up with their neighbors.
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Old 07-18-2017, 05:38 AM
 
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I certainly was struck by the very high prices for groceries and clothing when we traveled to Boston in March. Everything was either the same or above what we pay in Montreal with a 30% higher exchange rate. I thought a lot of what it must be like for lower wage earners to fend for themselves in their hometown, let alone newcomers. To an extent, I can picture why the rents would be high, but the daily consumables are outrageously priced If you add up other necessities. It must be worrisome when you have to factor in Insurance and car expenses. .

Fascinating, I found groceries and every day things to be cheap in Massachusetts. They're cheaper then where I lived in the Midwest (WI and IL), and way cheaper than California especially when you consider they have sales tax on groceries there. Heck, I've been doing my food shopping still in MA because its cheaper than the places I've found in RI too, and both are way cheaper than VT.
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:19 AM
 
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I havent a clue what groceries are like in other areas but I typically shop and stop and shop and cant believe how much it costs for a few basic items...particularly when everyone around me seems to be using an EBT card to pay for theirs.
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Fascinating, I found groceries and every day things to be cheap in Massachusetts. They're cheaper then where I lived in the Midwest (WI and IL), and way cheaper than California especially when you consider they have sales tax on groceries there. Heck, I've been doing my food shopping still in MA because its cheaper than the places I've found in RI too, and both are way cheaper than VT.
Beer costs way too much here. Doesn't matter if you're looking for a six pack or something at the bar.

Everything else, I'm not sure. Will be out of town this weekend, I'll try to pay more attention.
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:43 AM
 
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I think it's just that groceries add up so much and most people are buying a good amount. Not many people go and buy just a loaf of bread or just a few yogurts etc.
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