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Turning a Dorchester Neighborhood Around (1977–1980): Building a Sense of Belonging  

A presentation and discussion of an excerpt, published May 31, 2019 in the Dorchester Reporter, from my coming book MONADNOCK: A Street in a Neighborhood that Almost Died. In the 1970s the neighborhood was regarded by city planning as beyond redemption, with the cost to rehab its housing in excess of what could be provided. It would have seen “urban renewal” resembling the transformation of Boston’s West End, except for the encouragement of urban planning students who recognized its historic significance and residents, many of them immigrants, who banded together to organize and preserve, and thus to reverse the City’s vision.


Turning a Dorchester Neighborhood Around (1977–1980): Building a Sense of Belonging
Presenter: Robert Haas  
Date: 9/24/2019 Day of the Week: Tu
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  
Location: McCormack Hall Room: 418, 1st Floor

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