Thursday, April 15, 2010

Another Place I Used to Live

US News:

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a third-grader in Pennsylvania handed out more than 60 small bags of heroin to his classmates before his teacher discovered them.

If you did some data mining correlating the places I've lived with heroin availability, you'd probably conclude I had a high probability of being a heroin addict, especially if you cross-referenced it with a rock discography. Why else would someone live in both Wilkinsburg, PA and Willimantic, CT?

Also, Wilkinsburg was the site of some early school privatization efforts. It is like a bigger Central Falls, a heavily blighted area stuck between the real city and the suburbs.

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