The New York Times – Opinion: Here Comes the Neighborhood


Professor Len Albright’s co-written book “Climbing Mount Laurel” is discussed at length in UC Berkley Professor David Kirp’s opinion editorial in the New York Times.

For some empty nesters, city living is just right

From The Boston Globe

By Jenifer B. McKim | The Boston Globe | August 19, 2012

Five years ago, Lois and Ray Siegelman decided to leave their spacious four-bedroom Colonial home in Concord to start anew in a three-bedroom Charlestown condo with stunning views of Boston Harbor.

In doing so, the Siegelmans gave up space for convenience, and suburban quiet and familiarity for adventure and city living. And now they have followers.

“People thought we were pioneers,’’ Ray Siegelman, 67, said of his friends and former neighbors from Concord. “Now there are a whole bunch of folks who have moved to Charlestown or the North End.”

And more to come, apparently. Linda and Dennis Chateauneuf followed the Siegelmans, moving into a two-bedroom in Charlestown last month from a 5,200-square-foot house in Concord. Now every time Chateauneufs see friends from Concord, Linda said, they get peppered with questions about the move. Read More

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