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Old 06-02-2017, 11:23 PM
 
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Area in between Boston and Providence experiencing growing poverty, same with Seattle and Tacoma.
I don't know what the area between Seattle and Tacoma is like, but I don't think it's accurate to say the area between Boston and Providence is experiencing "growing poverty." Most of it is upscale suburbs and exurbs such as Sharon, Canton, Westwood and the like. You're probably referring to places like Pawtucket, but I don't think those are declining any more than they already have, and at least in Pawtucket, there's a degree of gentrification. I suppose Brockton and Taunton may be getting worse -- I don't really know much about them.

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I hadn't realized Providence is that close to Boston.
There's actually a Boston commuter-rail station in Providence -- a lot of people take the train to work in Boston. The trip is about an hour. The train even extends two stops further down into Rhode Island, though the Providence station is far more widely used than either of them.
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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I don't know what the area between Seattle and Tacoma is like, but I don't think it's accurate to say the area between Boston and Providence is experiencing "growing poverty." Most of it is upscale suburbs and exurbs such as Sharon, Canton, Westwood and the like. You're probably referring to places like Pawtucket, but I don't think those are declining any more than they already have, and at least in Pawtucket, there's a degree of gentrification. I suppose Brockton and Taunton may be getting worse -- I don't really know much about them.

There's actually a Boston commuter-rail station in Providence -- a lot of people take the train to work in Boston. The trip is about an hour. The train even extends two stops further down into Rhode Island, though the Providence station is far more widely used than either of them.
Randolph Avon Taunton Stougton Brdgewater Brockton Pawtucket Central Falls, you're just stating canton and Sharon because they're known. The area between Boston and providence takes in many of those displaced from Boston I didn't even mention Fall River and New Bedford. That region certainly isn't keeping pace with metro west and the north shore...
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