Book Lists 'Worst Places To Live' In Mass.

A Boston University grad is raising some hackles with his new book, "The Absolute Worst Places To Live in America," which names both Fitchburg, Mass., and Boston's Allston neighborhood as among the worst. Full Story
Allstonian

Manchester, MA

#1 Nov 27, 2006
Gilmartin is a Jackass.
southie knight

Augusta, GA

#2 Feb 2, 2007
odd how an out-of-stater and from new jersey no less can judge our fine city and state.

now if he had said lower blue hill avenue in roxbury or murderpan i might have agreed with him
Chuck _S

Jersey City, NJ

#3 Apr 26, 2007
Interesting. Has anyone actually read the book to see if his selections are based on any sort of statistical analysis? Or just his personal preferences?
Lowellite

Lawrence, MA

#4 Jan 15, 2011
I do agree that fitchburg is pretty awful

Since: Jan 11

Concord, MA

#5 Jan 15, 2011
I lived in Fitchburg for my 1st 29 years. Back then, Fitchburg was a quiet,clan city. Now, when people in the Lowell,Lawrence area want crack,Fitchburg is their destination of choice!! My sister lives in the downtown area,@ the old Hotel Raymond,and has to walk by druggies sitting on the stairs leading to the apt. house.They ask tenants if they can use their apartments to do their heroin. The downtown area is a cesspool of drugs.
No matter which road you enter Fitchburg by,is slum area.I am happy I moved to a quiet town in a decent neighborhood, to raise my kids!
Cleary

Warwick, RI

#6 Jan 17, 2011
he forgot Louisburg Square.

if you are a coyote, that is.
scott

Fitchburg, MA

#7 Jul 18, 2012
lowell is even worse than the burg

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