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Poverty Increasing In Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury20:29


Most people who live in Boston will tell you that things in the city are better than they were 20 years ago. It's safer, cleaner, the economy better positioned for the 21st century.

A natural conclusion to draw would be that fewer people are poor in Boston. But it turns out, that's not true at all. Poverty is just as bad, if not worse, depending on how you look at it. Meanwhile, the gap between rich and poor has widened enormously along with the rest of the country.

We take a closer look.



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This program aired on November 10, 2011.

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