Category: Hendry Street

A street at war: Part 2, after the City’s task force

1 February, 2013 (12:10) | Boston, Cities, Ecosystem, Foreclosure, Hendry Street, Homeownership, Housing, Informality, Neighborhood, Rental, Subprime |

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Yesterday’s post, using excellent gritty reporting from Globe reporters (Andrew Ryan, Meghan E. Irons, Akilah Johnson, Maria Cramer, and Jenna Russell) published in the Boston Globe (December 18, 2012), followed the timeline of Hendry Street (blue font) in Dorchester, one of Boston’s worst neighborhoods, in […]

A street at war: Part 1, before the City’s task force

1 February, 2013 (12:07) | Boston, Cities, Ecosystem, Foreclosure, Hendry Street, Homeownership, Housing, Informality, Neighborhood, Rental, Subprime |

By:David A. Smith   For years, if not decades, a siege war has been fought on Hendry Street in the Dorchester section of Boston.  Like most wars, this one is dominated by boredom punctuated by brief intervals of sheer terror, but unlike most wars, this one is was largely unreported until an enterprising team of […]