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SUMMER BLIGHT-SEEING: AN ABRIDGED TOUR THROUGH PRE-REDEVELOPED BOSTON

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Get to know your small walking metropolis before every neighborhood begins to look like Legacy Place in Dedham. Continue reading

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MEDIA FARM: BATTENFELD AND THE LUNATIC RIGHT DOUBLE DOWN

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“Can [Walsh] really ‘get to yes’ with cops and firefighters,” asked Eagan, “when he can’t ‘get to yes’ with the lovely Lorrie Higgins?” We swear–that was actually written in a newspaper. Continue reading

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DEAR READER: THE W’S TO PROVE IT

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Sometimes you need to take a step back and remind yourself what it is you do and why you do it in the first place. (W’s two and five, respectively.) Continue reading

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LEANING LEFT: THE ILLS OF GENTRIFICATION

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The bit of old-school Somerville flair that remains lost another lustrous piece to higher property values, larger paychecks, and demand for organic baby food. Continue reading

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THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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What is happening in Jamaica Plain? If gentrification is a problem, why only now has the community awoken to its impending descent? How did Whole Foods become the target for the anti-gentrification movement? And, while we’re at it, what exactly IS gentrification? Continue reading

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BJ RAY: AN OPEN LETTER TO JAMAICA PLAIN

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The Dig received this unsolicited Letter to the Editor from our old friend BJ Ray, regarding the recent announcement of Whole Foods moving into Jamaica Plain. No one knows JP quite like Mr. Ray and we’re pleased to present his letter regarding the controversy unedited. Continue reading