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Dominican Immigrant Says He’s Living The Declining American Dream

[credit provider=”Image courtesy of Livia Gershon ” url=”http://open.salon.com/blog/livia_gershon/2012/07/02/the_declining_american_dreamc”] Like any city neighbourhood, my section of Nashua transforms itself when the weather gets hot. Things get loud. Teenagers are everywhere, skateboarding and flirting. People pull out cheap chairs and sit outside chatting for hours.My neighbourhood is mostly home to white people […]
Dominican Immigrant Says He’s Living The Declining American Dream
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A Vacuum Salesman Is Keeping This Family Off The Streets

[credit provider=”Flickr / Alan Stanton” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanstanton/2440016251/in/photostream/”] I met the woman I’ll call Sasha while I was working on a story for the Nashua Telegraph about how parents at the Bronstein Apartments public housing complex think about their children’s futures.Some of the parents of young children talked hopefully about teaching their […]
A Vacuum Salesman Is Keeping This Family Off The Streets
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This Nashua Man Just Wants A Job That Will Last Until He Retires

[credit provider=”Image courtesy of Livia Gershon ” url=”http://open.salon.com/blog/livia_gershon/2012/01/09/the_pals”] I had seen Jeff with his five-year-old buddy around the neighbourhood a few times before I ever talked to them.One time he was patiently helping the boy get the hang of a bicycle, and another time they were poking around the sides […]
This Nashua Man Just Wants A Job That Will Last Until He Retires
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JOHNS HOPKINS PROFESSOR: Get Used To Living With mum And Dad

[credit provider=”lucidialohman” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucidialohman/3279408365/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] There’s been a societal backlash against 20 and 30-somethings returning home when they can’t find a job after college. Pundits endlessly debate whether this is a societal, economic or generational issue, but according to Johns Hopkins professor Katherine Newman, the “accordion” or multigenerational family is all of the […]
JOHNS HOPKINS PROFESSOR: Get Used To Living With mum And Dad