Red Tape: Why the Red Line Stopped Short

A working-class, Irish-Catholic community on the edge of suburbia, with access to downtown Boston, and a small-town feel that no one wanted to change—this is Arlington, MA in the 1970s. Most families had lived in the town for their entire lives, and connections ran deep. The church parish was strong (“devout, conservative and traditional”) and

Life After College: How Individual Housing Choices Affect Communities

Life after college is full of decisions: What neighborhood should I live in? How much can I afford to pay for rent? What will groceries cost me this week? Questions like these fill the days and minds of twenty-somethings everywhere. Everyone who wants to move to New York City hopes to find the perfect spacious