Bright Lights, Little Cities

The mayors of Fall River and New Bedford, one a veteran and the other in his first term, try to plug their long-troubled cities into the state's New Economy

New Bedford’s cobblestonedhistoric district has beenspruced up, but the citystill has serious economic problems. to understand where the South Coast cities of Fall River and New Bedford fit into the picture of 21st-century Massachusetts, just look at a map of the state’s expanding network of commuter rail lines. The tentacles branch out from Boston in(...)

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