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Yeah, gentrification made the neighborhood safer - now cut it out

Evan recounts an interesting discussion at his Fenway laundromat last night - involving some old timers who allowed as how the neighborhood used to be a hellhole but became safer as it gentrified, but:

... Despite the negative attitudes these long-timers have for the earlier days of this neighborhood, they still bemoan the ongoing development projects in the immediate area. "It's just gotten too modern," says the proprietor of my laundromat.

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