351 towns in Mass.: Beautiful but superfluous
For two people who aren’t running for statewide office, Ross Bergen and Lila Gardner have come to know Massachusetts exceedingly well. Over about three weeks recently, the couple, ages 25 and 24, managed to visit all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. Yet their project didn’t just produce a plethora of cool, moody Instagram photos of statues, grand public buildings, and colorful landscapes. It also hinted at what’s good — and also what’s bad — about the Commonwealth’s system of local government.