new Boston emerges
But in many ways, change is defining the City of Boston. It can be found in a Buddhist temple nestled in a Brighton apartment, the impact of Salvadoran businesses on East Boston’s economy, the unexpected mix of voices and faces in once-homogenous neighborhoods like South Boston and the North End.
In the spring semester
of 2003, we, the graduate students in JR610, an advanced print journalism
class instructed by Jerry Lanson, set out to chronicle some of the transitions
taking place in Boston's vibrant and distinct neighborhoods. We discovered
a city that, like much of America, is much different from just a decade
or two ago.