oceansofmyancestors t1_j9hr1ut wrote

Reply to comment by pauljsaint in King Cake by britbanana

Oh wow, my uncle lived in Charlemont! His daughter went to school with 5 other kids in her grade, and she was the only girl. It’s crazy to see the town mentioned lol


oceansofmyancestors t1_j3w1xif wrote

Yep. The mayor flipped his shit and it was on the local news. It was a homeless shelter in Worcester that was overcrowded, and this was their solution.

Springfield also takes a disproportionate amount of refugees. So the state just dumps them there because cost of living is cheaper. But there’s less resources and less jobs as well.

The state also stiffs Springfield a lot. One example is bussing. Springfield has a weird system where they jumble up the kids from all over the city and place them in schools that aren’t necessarily the closest to their homes. The state is supposed to pay for the cost of bussing everyone but they don’t actually pay.