Part Two: The Seaport

A brand new Boston, even whiter than the old

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The hope was that Boston’s newest neighborhood — the Seaport — would be for everyone; after all, some $18 billion in taxpayers’ dollars were devoted to it. But look around and you will see a place that benefits largely the white and wealthy.

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" The new neighborhood seems to borrow its DNA from the exclusively white suburban expansion of the 50's. The Seaport is a self contained town scape for the kids and grandkids of those original suburban pioneers. "


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// Baker assails auditor’s scathing DCF report

Governor Baker, angered by a report that painted the department as rife with dysfunction, dispatched a defense of the agency to its workers.

// Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright arrested after domestic incident

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Prison guards acquitted in death of Bridgewater patient

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Indispensable and unstoppable, Gloria Negri was at the heart of the Globe

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Boston City Archives

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