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Old 09-01-2017, 07:09 AM
 
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How is East Boston connected to Cambridge and Somerville, geographically or culturally???

The only 3 that make sense tying together are Allston, Brighton and Brookline. But where does the "bay" designation come into play? Back Bay and South Bay got their names because there are built on fill, there was originally water there. It makes no sense calling anywhere else "Bay".
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:33 AM
 
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How is East Boston connected to Cambridge and Somerville, geographically or culturally???

The only 3 that make sense tying together are Allston, Brighton and Brookline. But where does the "bay" designation come into play? Back Bay and South Bay got their names because there are built on fill, there was originally water there. It makes no sense calling anywhere else "Bay".
i just stuffed e-b there because i couldnt think of anywhere else to put it (they share the mystic river though).

the opposite of back is front (south::north) so its kinda' a play on words; not really literal.
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:57 AM
 
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How is East Boston connected to Cambridge and Somerville, geographically or culturally???

The only 3 that make sense tying together are Allston, Brighton and Brookline. But where does the "bay" designation come into play? Back Bay and South Bay got their names because there are built on fill, there was originally water there. It makes no sense calling anywhere else "Bay".
The whole metro Boston Is directionally based around the Boston Harbor, the Harbor is a Bay.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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there was a zip code map on the back cover of the nynex boston, brookline, cambridge and somerville fone book but i cant find it now.
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:43 AM
 
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Some forget that Cambridge and Brookline are their own cities. They are not part of Boston. In other areas they would be considered an adjoining suburb.
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:57 PM
 
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i found a map that is fairly well annotated so i decided to edit it to help illustrate my thinking:
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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rename North End Little Italy
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Old 09-09-2017, 02:52 PM
 
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Can you please explain the context and what the purpose is. Clearly many of us don't get it. Whatever the topic, there are many ways to organize things and we need to understand the purpose this this one.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:55 PM
 
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I'd say West Roxbury doesn't belong with the others in that "south area" grouping. It's a lot more similar to Dedham than it is to Dorchester or JP.

Also, Charlestown & Eastie don't belong with Cambridge & Somerville. Charlestown and Eastie go more with Revere and Chelsea, whereas Somerville and Cambridge go more with Belmont and Arlington. They should be two different groups.

Finally, I don't get the name "Front Bay" to describe the western urban area around Allston, Brighton, and Brookline. They are very far from the water. Maybe "the interior" or something would be more appropriate.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:31 PM
 
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Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline aren't part of boston...
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