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Old 03-16-2018, 11:33 AM
 
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I don't buy into the idea that if you aren't involved with gangs or drugs, and you mind your own business, that you'll be fine in these rough areas. No, you won't have a problem every time but sooner or later you will.

There have been times where I've felt very uncomfortable at Ruggles. Jackson Square also.
If you feel uncomfortable at Ruggles, then you are truly a wilting flower ... Those dangerous Northeastern students are very scary ... especially when they haven't had their Subway sandwiches!
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Old 03-16-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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If you feel uncomfortable at Ruggles, then you are truly a wilting flower ... Those dangerous Northeastern students are very scary ... especially when they haven't had their Subway sandwiches!
Ruggles is right next to the BPD headquarters.

But yah there are a couple of low income housing projects in the area, so I wouldn't call it 100% safe. Someone from a leafy burb might consider it sketchy, but for someone used to cities it isn't that bad.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:23 PM
 
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I don't buy into the idea that if you aren't involved with gangs or drugs, and you mind your own business, that you'll be fine in these rough areas. No, you won't have a problem every time but sooner or later you will.

There have been times where I've felt very uncomfortable at Ruggles. Jackson Square also.
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If you feel uncomfortable at Ruggles, then you are truly a wilting flower ... Those dangerous Northeastern students are very scary ... especially when they haven't had their Subway sandwiches!

Ever been to Ruggles at night? Didn't think so...
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Old 03-16-2018, 05:50 PM
 
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Ever been to Ruggles at night? Didn't think so...

Almost weekly for years. Why?

The posters raise a good question, do you live in fear of anything different from yourself? It surely seems like it.

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Old 03-17-2018, 03:01 PM
 
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The posters raise a good question, do you live in fear of anything different from yourself? It surely seems like it.
So, if someone has ever felt uncomfortable in a crime/drug/gang-ridden area, that person must be either a racist or scared of his/her own shadow?

Here's the thing...

Some people don't enjoy having to constantly be on guard. In my opinion, that's no way to live. And, make no mistake, it's not the same as being aware of your surroundings.
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:11 PM
 
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For those interested in the Ruggles discussion, here's a thread from 7 years ago: Is Mission Hill safe?
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:00 PM
 
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But still a 3 to 4x safer then a place like Baltimore or Chicago.
Yeah, but Baltimore Inner Harbor and the neighborhoods southwest of there are safe and affluent. The violent crime is largely confined to the poorest parts of the city. That's true pretty much everywhere. This thread is about Mattapan. That's the poorest part of Boston and the highest violent crime risk. The more square miles of poor areas, the more crime. Boston doesn't have anything like the volume of poor people in the highest crime rate cities. Too much of the city is gentrified.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:15 PM
 
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So, if someone has ever felt uncomfortable in a crime/drug/gang-ridden area, that person must be either a racist or scared of his/her own shadow?
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I see you can't answer a direct question, and only respond with insults and other questions. In other words, you can't engage in discussions. You nit pick grammar, and look for FOUR FREAKING YEARS of threads to find something to complain about, so yes, it seems you live paranoid and scared of your own shadow.

The only thing I ever had to be aware of at Mattapan or Ruggles stops was if I was on the right side of the platform. Because, I am not scarred of my own shadow, and I wasn't doing anything sketchy.
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:25 PM
 
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I spent large chunks of my life hanging out and living in Mattapan, Egleston Sq, Dudley Sq, Jackson Sq, etc. Trust me, I could show you parts of Chicago that make these areas look like Newton. Nothing posted here is “fraud” unless being in areas that are majority black really frightens you that much. Truth is you’re highly unlikely to be victimized, especially if you’re not a black or brown male who may be misidentified as being a local gang member. My white female roommate liked off of Cummings Highway for years with no issues.
Hartford and Bridgeport in Connecticut would also make Mattapan look like Newton. When I lived in Quincy I used that bike path along the trolley line as well as the streets between River Street and the trolley line for for jogging. I never felt unsafe in the slightest in that area.
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Old 03-18-2018, 06:55 PM
 
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Hartford and Bridgeport in Connecticut would also make Mattapan look like Newton.
This is nonsense.
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