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Egleston Square: A City Divided in Life and Death

By Story Hinckley, Hanyang Dong, Yinglong Chen Two stops on the Orange Line. That’s all it takes to erase a quarter-century off of your life. Boston is a city segregated by race, income and education. No statistic, however, shows Boston’s inequality in starker terms than the variance in life expectancy rates across the city. Parts…

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Forest Hills: Neighborhood in Transit

Construction wraps up at the Forest Hills station, where pedestrians, cyclists and drives each have newly designated routes. Photo by Andy Robinson. Story by Zach Ben-Amots, Jianou Han & DJ Wassick Forest Hills only has two consistent, defining features: change and a train station. For at least five years, the Forest Hills station has been…

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South End: Where have All the Activists Gone?

South End residents protested affordable housing losses in the 1960s. Today, activism is far more rare. Photo provided by Northeastern University, Archives and Special Collections Division. By Veer Mudambi, Yuan Tian & Abhishek Majumdar “Urban renewal” programs are not uncommon in city neighborhoods, but typically the process occurs only once. Boston’s South End is one…

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Downtown Crossing: A Story of Urban Revival

By Patrick Strohecker, Ruobing Su, Ronnie Zhang At 4:30 p.m. on a Saturday in early February, a flood of people exited the Boston Opera House on Washington Street following the conclusion of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The King of Opera: Love Never Dies.” Just a few blocks away, at the intersection of Washington and Summer Streets,…