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Elinor Lipman

A tip of the hat to my friends from the old block

By Elinor Lipman
March 17, 2008

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I'll be careful on this St. Patrick's Day, mindful that sending a valentine to an entire clan of hyphenated Americans would reveal myself as sociologically backward. I won't generalize; instead, I'll narrow my focus to one subset of Irish-Americans, the residents of the Lowell neighborhood where I lived until I was 12. What strikes me as remarkable from this distance ... (Full article: 720 words)

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