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Old 03-13-2017, 05:47 PM
 
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Uh...yeah weak argument. Anyone can take a photo and try to make a caption or a meme. The one of springfield might actually by the trailer park by the walmart.

What is not shown is Mattoon st which looks like the back bay of Boston. It's not showing McKnight which has many Victorian homes as well as Forest Park.

If the objective was that somehow Massachusetts either has no rough looking areas or somehow doesn't think that's possible then that's a really weak mentality.

Boston in at itself is not exactly affluent. Nearly half of residents make $35,000 or less a year
https://www.boston.com/news/local-ne...n-35000-a-year
Boston public school district graduation rate is 72%. What's wrong with that? It's an all time high.
http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/s...11833&PageID=1

The general myth is that everyone in boston lives and works in boston and is affluent. That is not true. The growth of the 128 belt and the exodus in the 70's pretty much proved that you don't need to to live in boston to work there.

Gentrification is the name of the game as well. What was once the Combat Zone is now dorms for northeastern.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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The writer of the blog is based in Worcester. He is obviously sick of being told that Worcester is a dump. He is attempting to point out that there are worse areas of the state, that's all. Of course we all know that some of these cities still have sections that are well maintained in addition to the run down parts.
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:48 PM
 
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Blog posts like that one have existed for a long time. Everybody thinks sites like "The People Of Walmart" and "My Redneck Neighbor" are hysterically funny and then someone posts a local one and people freak out.
Why do you assume that those who are criticizing this site also enjoy reading the "People of Walmart" site as well?
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:51 PM
 
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Your father might be shocked to find out that some parts of Jersey City are now as expensive or even more expensive than parts of Manhattan under 96th
Every time I talk to him on the phone, he tells me about all of the development in JC. He used to tell me how JC was in his youth, but when he used to bring me there when I was a kid (80s and 90s) he always seemed a little sad to see the urban decay. Now it's part of his trip whenever he goes to NYC. He loves it again!

Funny enough, a few years ago my wife moved to the NYC area for work and we considered Jersey City. Looked around and it was great. However, we found more of what we need in Queens, but if I had to go back I'd certainly look at JC again!
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Carolina
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The interests of people on CD...
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think i would take Charlemont over Athol, Ware, Dudley or Lawrence.

I have never understood why nothing is done about these towns. I mean might it not make some sense for the state to be able to take them over and re vitalize them? Like the do with school districts that are failing?
Dudley wasn't even on the list. It actually said it was the oasis between Southbridge and Webster. Dudley-Charlton schools are rated high.
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:47 AM
 
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Nope, this is not a photo out of a mining town in West Virginia. This is Whately, Massachusetts. Nothing says ghetto like a strip club in a small town. '

'But, it is done tastefully' Ha!



'Nude Dancers, Topless Lap Dances, Nude Lap Dances, Private Lap Dance Room'

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Old 03-14-2017, 06:25 AM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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You have a strange definition of "ghetto".

Are you the, um, interesting person that thinks Easton is like Brockton? (snicker)
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Would the OP kindly tell us where he's from so we can find the most unflattering pictures of his town and call it trash?
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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Look at this way, these blighted ghettos areas in Western Massachusetts are part of Massachusetts many people dont get to see. We cant close our eyes to these towns of Massachusetts. This will make you appreciate what you have

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwBoa-NbNL8

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