Tuesday, June 5, 2012

" City of the Damned"?

Lawrence, MA: City of the Damned Crime  is soaring, schools  are  failing, government  has  lost  control, and  Lawrence, the  most godforsaken  place  in  Massachusetts, has  never  been  in  worse  shape. And here’s the  really  bad news: it’s  up  to  controversial mayor  William  Lantigua  to  turn  it  all  around. I first saw the title to this Boston Magazine article a few weeks ago, and thought, never, in all my years of working and living in urban cities have I come across both a title and a description of an American City so brutal, so harsh, and so desscriptively depressing.