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Old 10-29-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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Never mind Cambridge or Brookline, I wonder if even Chelsea residents would go for that???
No not even Chelsea that was proposed in the 90s and they overwhelmingly wanted to remain their own town.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:37 AM
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every town in Massachusetts is different in a variety of ways and they like it that way. I cant imagine any annexation in our lifetimes. Its not even economic, its cultural.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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Cambridge has a statistically good school system, they wouldn't want to give that up and be part of the cluster-F that is BPS. Cambridge by and large is a well run city.
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:17 PM
 
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every town in Massachusetts is different in a variety of ways and they like it that way. I cant imagine any annexation in our lifetimes. Its not even economic, its cultural.
Hyde Park has the distinction of being the only Mass town to be annexed to Boston something like 30 years after the annexation movement sputtered out. I wonder why they joined up and how HP would have turned out had it remained its own place.
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:57 PM
 
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Hyde Park has the distinction of being the only Mass town to be annexed to Boston something like 30 years after the annexation movement sputtered out. I wonder why they joined up and how HP would have turned out had it remained its own place.
My understanding is that it came down to money. Hyde Park was losing it's identity as the street car could easily take people to Boston to work and shop, it's tax rate was much higher than Boston, and town workers earned much less compared to those in Boston.
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Old 10-29-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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Hyde Park has the distinction of being the only Mass town to be annexed to Boston something like 30 years after the annexation movement sputtered out. I wonder why they joined up and how HP would have turned out had it remained its own place.
probably more like dedham than it already is. realistically it probably wouldn't be very different. non-lifers barely know that HP exists
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Old 10-29-2019, 02:02 PM
 
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probably more like dedham than it already is. realistically it probably wouldn't be very different. non-lifers barely know that HP exists
It could only hope. Dedham has a pretty vibrant square that does not have wig shops and discount cell phone stores.
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Old 10-29-2019, 02:18 PM
 
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It could only hope. Dedham has a pretty vibrant square that does not have wig shops and discount cell phone stores.
Cleary square has good italian, colombian, new american, haitian, dominican, brazillian, great pizza, ron's, decent seafood and the regular assortment of asian / american takeout spots and fast food. Yeah there's some dollar stores and shabby storefronts, just like rozzie square used to have. It's not the back bay but I think in terms of dining alone i would take HP over Dedham.
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:49 AM
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My understanding is that it came down to money. Hyde Park was losing it's identity as the street car could easily take people to Boston to work and shop, it's tax rate was much higher than Boston, and town workers earned much less compared to those in Boston.
Id also toss in it might have wanted to secure help managing the Stony Brook and maintaining its culverts and such...
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:54 AM
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Cleary square has good italian, colombian, new american, haitian, dominican, brazillian, great pizza, ron's, decent seafood and the regular assortment of asian / american takeout spots and fast food. Yeah there's some dollar stores and shabby storefronts, just like rozzie square used to have. It's not the back bay but I think in terms of dining alone i would take HP over Dedham.
Dedham has pretty good dining ..idk about taking HP over Dedham there. You can only have wine with youre food at Antonio Bacaros and Rincon Caribeno (closed for renovations) and theyre literally right next to each other. Almost everywhere else is a dingy small space with a few chairs(if any at all). Not saying the food isnt good but its not really a place to go for a good dining experience.
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