Long-term Crime Prevention Turns Impatient

Residents fearing for their lives in Boston's Chinatown patiently wait as the City promises less crime with a long-term redevelopment strategy.
August 12, 2003, 10am PDT | Connie Chung
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City officials in Boston and community supporters have pushed plans for a series of highrises to be built along a street leading to Chinatown, declaring that "the buff new dwellings would not only provide desperately needed downtown housing," but would also push out the crime around the perimeter of Chinatown. However, "some Chinatown residents who viewed the city's plans as redevelopment for the rich believe their neighborhood is being stricken this summer by a dangerous side effect: the detritis of the red-light district merely being diverted away from the frou-frou, and then drifting toward the center of the community."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 in The Boston Globe
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