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Old 04-25-2017, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Brockton is way too divided to gentrify and the commuter rail can't gentrify a place,only rapid transit. Brockton is primarily filled with Emma grant working-class families and then has a very large component of old somewhat conservative -if not stodgy Massachusetts residents who don't see Eye to Ye with immigrants on almost any issue. There are also serious issues with drugs and crime very serious issues. Every town in every city has a smattering of criminals but the fact that criminals actively looking to relocate directly into Brockton is a major problem and now you have a smaller number of professional families or professionals in general then does criminal types . I would say Brockton hasn't been better than Dorchester Roxbury and Mattapan in about five years (Wnd of the Great Recession) and probably won't ever be again . Add to that a lackluster school system in Brockton, a lack of SAFE night life and a very spread out city with only a weak bus system running through it.
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:43 PM
 
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How about using the scientific method to determine the ghettos of Massachusetts!



FROM ROADSNACK website:
"Massachusetts is, by all accounts, a very special place in this country. You’ve got a ton of history and culture. Its residents are proud Americans with a rich sense of passion and purpose. Avid sports fans, and true-blood, die-hard folks, without whom, this nation wouldn’t be the same.
And then you have places like Brockton and Taunton. Some real pits.
After analyzing the 224 most populous cities, we came up with this list as the 10 worst places in Massachusetts"

These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Massachusetts
Nick James, RoadSnacks
We used science and data to determine which cities in the Bay State are the real pits


New Bedford
Fall River
Gardner
North Adams
Fitchburg
Ware
Brockton
Taunton
Southbridge
Athol

https://www.roadsnacks.net/places-in...at-need-a-hug/
So no mention of Springfield, Holyoke, Lawrence, or Chelsea (usually considered the worst 4 crime wise)? Scientific my a$$.
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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WOW!
Ware Massachusetts which is near Springfield Ma.
Compare and Contrast:

Ware Massachusetts 19 registered sex offenders living in Ware as of July 28, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Ware to the number of sex offenders is 520 to 1

Boston,Massachusetts The ratio of number of residents in Boston to the number of sex offenders is 5,012 to 1

Read more: //www.city-data.com/so/so-Bosto...#ixzz4oEkry5a5
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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Ware is closer to Worcester, let's not give Springfield any more negative vibes. It has enough going wrong within it's own borders.
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:25 PM
 
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Paul Shanley also just moved to ware...could be why you mentioned it.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:46 PM
 
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Ware selectmen declare their downtown a slum so they could get grant money

https://www.google.com/amp/s/article...ve_designa.amp
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:33 PM
 
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Ware selectmen declare their downtown a slum so they could get grant money

https://www.google.com/amp/s/article...ve_designa.amp

That is the funniest post i have read in long time. An official genuine Ghetto.
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:37 PM
 
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Economically depressed does not = ghetto. I would much prefer walking through DT Ware at 2 am than MANY neighborhoods in Boston.
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:12 PM
 
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Economically depressed does not = ghetto. I would much prefer walking through DT Ware at 2 am than MANY neighborhoods in Boston.

There are now 20 SOs in Ware Mass., population 9707. Have fun walking though at 2 PM in DT Ware.
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:23 PM
 
Location: stuck in the woods with bears and moose
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I lived in Ware for about two years while I was in grad school. It was a cheap place to live but it was horrible even back then. It's in Hampshire County so Northampton is its country seat. It used to be industrial and when Quabbin Reservoir was built, that cut it off from the rest of the county. So it's just out there, mouldering. It was a horrible and backward place.
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