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Young families bring new life to downtown Lynn

LYNN — When Jose Palma moved his young family to Lynn from Somerville a decade ago, he was an outlier among local El Salvadoran immigrants, most of whom lived closer to Boston. But the rent was right: just $650 per month for a two-bedroom apartment, versus $1,100 in Somerville.

Today, Palma has plenty of company among his compatriots, who are among the many groups bringing new life to downtown Lynn by moving in and raising families in the area.

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