My neighborhood is mostly home to white people with roots in New Hampshire that go back a generation or more, but a large portion the people who sit out on porches and stoops come from Latin America. They’re the ones that give the place that sense of a community living out in the open that you find in the residential corners of much bigger cities. I grew up in a tiny town where grown-ups mostly stayed in their own houses and yards, and when I see people living like this I always find myself thinking of Sesame Street.
Angel Morales was one of those sitting outside Sunday evening. Talking with him made me wonder about the future of this kind of street life. I wondered what will happen to this neighborhood if immigrants don’t want to come here anymore.
This is my latest post on the blog that forms the basis for this pitch. Read the rest here.
While you're at it, there's also a nice story about Bronstein on July 4 at the Nashua Telegraph.
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Thanks!Posted by Livia Gershon on 07/05/12
Chris Dumas is unable to work and unable to collect disability benefits. He has a four-month old daughter. Oh, and he's the sort of black-clad, chain-wearing anarchist that sometimes scares people who walk by.
Chris is the subject of my latest blog post on people in the neighborhood around Bronstein. The post has been named an editor's pick on Open Salon.
Please check it out, and please consider a contribution to help me to dig deeper into the way people around here live.Posted by Livia Gershon on 06/28/12
The Nashua Telegraph, my media partner in this pitch, has done a story on our Spot.us pitch. The focus is on the partnership between "old" and "new" media.
I'd love to get some new sponsors today so that people who read the story and go to the spot.us pitch can see it's being effective, and perhaps join in with a donation themselves!Posted by Livia Gershon on 06/25/12