Boston, as in other cities, change has its costs.
working class residents in Allston/
the owner of a Back Bay bookstore, those
costs can mean being priced out of the neighborhood.
For residents of Boston’s old West End and South
End jazz lovers,
the old neighborhood no longer exist. And for senior citizens
in West Roxbury homes, change means
higher taxes and home repair costs, even as they struggle on
a fixed income.
But change can bring progress and, with it, hope.
For residents and businesses in Jamaica
progress can be measured in the colorful murals that have helped fight
off the graffiti artists and drug dealers. For Hispanic immigrants
Boston it comes with
the halting words of a new language: English. For those in
who’ve endured a decade of hammering, it soon will be seen
in blooming flowers where trucks once
The reporters for this project set out to measure change in Boston's
neighborhoods. This is their story of a City in Transition.