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Old 02-07-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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At this point in time, gentrification is starting to push into the Hispanic-heavy areas of the city (most obviously, East Boston) and a lot of that population is likely to get pushed out of the city limits and into neighboring areas. Not leaving the metro area, but it'll affect statistics for Boston proper.
East Boston yes, also the Hyde Sq to Egleston stretch of Jamaica Plain; lots of gentrification pressure on Latino communities there.
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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Why is this forum so hung up on ethnicity/race?
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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Why is this forum so hung up on ethnicity/race?
Race is a major factor in any discussion about Boston. It's turbulent mid to late 20th century history taught a lesson to never again ignore the issue of race in any planning or development decision.
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:12 AM
 
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Why is this forum so hung up on ethnicity/race?
Funny, because growing up here I never remember feeling as much tension as right now in 2018. I'm not sure why, but nobody really seemed to pay as much attention to it. Was it there. I'm sure of it. but it didn't seem like it was as heavy as right now. Maybe media attention to it? who knows. I do know that the more "yuppy" the neighborhoods become, the more heavy this issue feels.
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:53 AM
 
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Funny, because growing up here I never remember feeling as much tension as right now in 2018. I'm not sure why, but nobody really seemed to pay as much attention to it. Was it there. I'm sure of it. but it didn't seem like it was as heavy as right now. Maybe media attention to it? who knows. I do know that the more "yuppy" the neighborhoods become, the more heavy this issue feels.


When I grew up in the area I was a kid/teen, which are just notoriously clueless about what is going on as a rule.
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:57 AM
 
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When I grew up in the area I was a kid/teen, which are just notoriously clueless about what is going on as a rule.
Understood. But I never remember the media paying as much attention. Or people paying as much attention to the media in general. My neighborhood was truly diverse. immigrants from everywhere. its much less so now. And It seems the racial tension is high no matter how many BLM signs are on my white neighbors lawns.
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:38 AM
 
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Understood. But I never remember the media paying as much attention. Or people paying as much attention to the media in general. My neighborhood was truly diverse. immigrants from everywhere. its much less so now. And It seems the racial tension is high no matter how many BLM signs are on my white neighbors lawns.


There wasn't nearly as much media, of course. We were also much less aware of the issues that were of course, happening. When people start paying attention (as opposed to ignoring the issue, or not knowing about the issue), then of course tensions will increase. That is not a bad thing if it helps work through the issues.
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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Well what do you guys see in terms of development? There is a lot of projects going on in Boston. Specifically the West End/Hub On Causeway projects.... how do you guys think that it will shape Boston? I think it will bring in more tourists and imo...

Chelsea also grew by 12% since 2010, Any thoughts?

Also Wynn in Everett, could this link Everett to Boston by bringing in a corridor of shops and nice condos because of this Casino complex?
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Old 02-08-2018, 01:00 PM
 
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There is indeed a lot of projects going on in boston. They are mostly all commanding a high price. If we are still on the topic of race, I don't see how this will help that issue. Also what has been discussed her Ad nauseam is the changing structure of business models. Seems more big money industry is moving in and less of your unique mom and pop. It is indeed catering to the generic upper middle to upper class. Does this mean good news for the surrounding suburbs? lets hope. I sure will miss the true middle class when they all flee. That seems to be the class I associate most with, and is dying out the quickest.
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:42 PM
 
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Well what do you guys see in terms of development? There is a lot of projects going on in Boston. Specifically the West End/Hub On Causeway projects.... how do you guys think that it will shape Boston? I think it will bring in more tourists and imo...
It'll certainly be a nice addition for the West End. The prior use (a surface parking lot) was certainly not accomplishing anything for the area. I don't see why it'd be some big tourist draw. A new supermarket should be good for residents in the area.

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Chelsea also grew by 12% since 2010, Any thoughts?
The Silver Line extension is going to make it a lot more attractive, and as you note it's already growing/improving.

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Also Wynn in Everett, could this link Everett to Boston by bringing in a corridor of shops and nice condos because of this Casino complex?
I'm very skeptical. It's encircled by a lot of heavy industrial sites that are not moving. Mystic Generating, the LNG Terminal, the MBTA's heavy repair shops, etc.

If they build the pedestrian bridge over to Assembly, it'll be nicely connected to something rather than being an isolated island, though.
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