Anyone Who Would Pay $2,400 A Month For An Apartment In Worcester Is A Moron

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Saw this in the Turtlegram and Gazette yesterday……

It’s a 10,000 word, poorly written article that is basically propaganda for City Manager Ed Augustus. They keep trying to sell us on Worcester becoming some yuppie mecca where everyone wants to move. The so called, “renaissance.” And these apartments are renting for over $2,000 a month. In Worcester. Anyone who would pay that kind of money to live in Worcester is a moron. There’s no other way around it. They hand picked a bunch of people who were planning on moving here and basically this is a summation of why:

“Developers, city officials, architects and planners interviewed said these housing units capitalize on a trend toward a more urban lifestyle; as access to shops, entertainment, restaurants and bars, and transit increasingly usurp the desire for the single-family home on an acre of land along a cul-de-sac.”

Access to shops? Translation – you’re right near Bling Bling and the Midtown Mall:



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Entertainment? Oh yea, Paw Patrol is coming to the Hanover Theater, and if you enjoy watching derelicts take naps on the downtown common, there certainly is plenty of entertainment.



And of course the biggest appeal is that you’re living across the street from the train station, so you can leave Worcester as easily as possible. The same bus and train station where Worcester most infamous junkboxes go to defecate and discuss strategies for panhandling.

The best part is that the people who are pushing for this sort of gentrification are all “progressives.” Ya know, the people fighting for the poor and downtrodden. Which is why they’re courting white people who can afford to pay $2,400 for a studio apartment in Worcester. Although I agree that this is the kind of crowd all cities should be trying to bring, it’s just hilarious that these people pretend to give a shit about the poor or people of color. They don’t.

It led to some brilliant commentary though….

Yea, private developers who invest $92 million into renovations should “focus on the homeless.” This is how business works. Private developers have an obligation to make sure homeless people have a place to stay for free. Definitely.

Any time you see someone advocate for low income housing, what they’re really trying to do is bring crime and griminess to a neighborhood near you. This isn’t poor shaming, it’s just a fact. You wanna build more low income housing? Cool. That’s how Worcester becomes Lawrence.

The bottom line is that Worcester is what it is. It will never be Boston because it’s too far away anything that matters. But it can be a decent mid sized city, as long as they focus on what really matters – keeping middle class property owners on the west side in Worcester.  Just stop pretending to be something that you’re not.

26 Comment(s)
  • M Das
    February 11, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Has anyone seen the full plan. It’s gorgeous. Outdoor pools, 24/7 concierge, green space in the middle of the buildings. Too bad it’s in Worcester I would have moved there in a heartbeat if I was still renting!

  • gb
    January 23, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Can you say SECTION 8!!!

  • January 22, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Turtleboy calling something else poorly written. That’s rich.

  • They call me Ponch
    January 22, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    We used to buy ninja stars at the Midtown Mall.

  • January 22, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    I absolutely heard the Adam Jones slur!! Even though I was there during the day and the slur occurred at night. Well…whatever! Stop getting lost in the weeds! I heard IT! Clearly, no one else did but I have superhuman hearing because I’m Greek! I’m also a minority by virtue of being Greek so I know Adam Jones’ Pain personally! Lupica backed me on this! Come on! I can barely study or go to parties until this is resolved.

  • Santar
    January 22, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Girl in blue tank top looks like Jade.

  • Nasty
    January 22, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    The apartments that look out to the green street bridge.. Atleast theyll have entertainment with that bum couple who regularly fist fight 

  • Maggie the Cat
    January 22, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    That guy with the “bet you can’t hit me with your change” sign…how would he like it if I recreated that scene from Death Wish where the Charles Bronson character goes out with a sock full of change to bash the bad guys? Does anyone know if his sign gives me legal permission to clock him one with my change? Please, Please, say yes!

  • Independent Thinker
    January 22, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    When I saw the feature on Sunday I can remember saying that these rents seem high for the area and that nobody is going to pay that kind of rent, especially for something that is only 600 square feet. I also wonder about parking, especially at places such as the Bancroft.

    With all of the colleges in Worcester, something needs to be done to make Worcester a true college town by making it attractive for students to come here and to stay here after graduation. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of jealousy directed towards the college students. Also, if you want decent people to live downtown, you have to clean up downtown and get rid of the crime and the drugs and the people involved with the crime and drugs.

    • Chris
      January 23, 2018 at 9:40 am

      Back in 2000 under Mayor Ray Mariano and Mgr. Tom Hoover Worcester won an All-American City Award. Vernon Hill, Grafton Hill, Quinsig Village, Burncoat/Greendale area, and Webster Sq. area were decent places to live. Not anymore.

  • Mediocrity
    January 22, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    I try to avoid Worcester unless I absolutely NEED to go there. Definitely a shithole.

  • Ralph
    January 22, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Gotta love the picture of the unemployed toilet scrubber “Q”

  • Augustus is overpaid, doesn't live in Worcester ?
    January 22, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Worcester is what it is. Not the worst, not the best. Lived all over the country. It’s Ok at best, when compared to other cities it’s size. Firstly, repair the streets & sidewalks.

  • Bostonstoolie4life
    January 22, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Hey turtle babies! Its me, your favorite stoolie Bostonstoolie4life! Aren’t I driving you crazy? Good! Iv’e got all day to do this. So are you shaking because your going to get sued by Talib Kweli? Are you ever going to get that Turtleboy Sports app working? Ha ha ha! You guys are such losers!

    I hate how bad you feel that Trump has caused the highest unemployment in 30 years, but you asked for it! You could have had Hillary Clinton in office, but you decided to go with the most underhanded career politician since George W. Bush! He was selling yellow cake uranium to the Russians the whole time, but you voted for him. WTF, traitors??



    • msheadkracker
      January 22, 2018 at 2:04 pm

      You must be a retard, the law suit was outted the other day dummy. Nothing has been done therefore it has been dropped, so you can suck one there. As for the app, those of us that know are already using it moron. 

      As for the Trump comment,  are you thick? You seriously think Clintons criminal ass would’ve lowered unemployment like Trump? Hahaha, this person is retarded. It was Clinton who sold the uranium btw, she was caught red handed, I don’t know who you get your information from but I bet you own one of those pussy hats too. Pull your head out of your ass dummy.  

    • John Wypyszinski
      January 22, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Stoolie, yo ya floating fecal log. Your Mama said quit surfing the gay and tranny porn sites – you downloaded another virus and crashed her computer AGAIN. Now go away before somebody decides to flush yer ass down to the wastewater treatment plant , you remember what happened the last time. Those hobos got you and pimped you out for six months.

    • D is for Dumbass
      January 25, 2018 at 4:36 am

      Ya maybe the Clintons could have helped Worcester, like they did for Haiti!

  • Sonny's Mom
    January 22, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Are any of these Worcester do-gooders pushing for veterans’ housing? Just sayin’.

    • Yes for illegals.
      January 22, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      No, not on their PC list.

  • Brian Albrecht
    January 22, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Well Turtleboy speaks the truth here. Worcester is TRASH just like every one the piece of shits from there. This article does a great job of summing up the scum that is from there. If you live west of wellesley you’re gross and also poor.

  • Nope
    January 22, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Worcester is a shithole and only the rich can save it.

  • Steven Stover
    January 22, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    The apartments across from the bus station. Where the parking garage was. Nobody will rent them at that price. So eventually they will have the same tenants (generational welfare trash) that live in the “upscale” high rise near Austin Liquors. They only place downtown I ever go to when visiting a patient is the Dunkins Donuts on the ground floor at St Vee’s. Big draw huh. Want to bring people in from shitholes in droves you end up like their homeland. Along with the Democrats plan called The Great Society you got the perfect ingredients for a shithole.

  • You pay my rent
    January 22, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    When I panhandle in my bikini top I make more in one day than most of you do in a week. Monday through Wednesday I get anywhere from 275-300$ and from Thursday till sat I get about 400-550$. I take sundays off. Why would I get a job when I don’t have to report my income and I still collect welfare and food stamps. And all I do is stand outside get a tan and make money. Gotta tell you, I love my life. And sometimes I bring my dog, when I bring Capone I get wat more money. I just isnt fair to bring him everyday.

    • January 22, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      Can I get ya number ya sexxxxyyy thang

    • K
      January 24, 2018 at 9:33 am

      And when the looks fade…and the skin looks like leather what is the plan?

  • Stud McMuffin
    January 22, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Worcester is and will always be a shithole and nothing more TB. Just make peace with it. Worcester sucks and is barely better than Fall River, New Bedford, Brockton, and Lawrence. It’s just a fact. Should just drop the bomb and make it a crater.

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