Lauren Herra

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Current name: Lauren valle

Age when this tile was made: 11

Where did you live when you made this tile?

68 electric ave Somerville ma

Where else have you lived in Somerville?

7 Austin street. 13 Bartlett street . 10 Essex street . 18 perry street . 16 Florence street .

Where do you live now?

18 kingman Ave revere ma

Do you consider Somerville your hometown? Yes

What is your earliest Somerville memory?

Living in the mystic projects at age 3 .. Moving a lot and going to different schools

How would you describe Somerville in the 1980s?

The best times ... Care free and fun

How would you describe Somerville today?

Very different.. Too crowded. Too expensive.., a lot has changed .. Places I went to as a kid are gone & have been torn down . Not the same Somerville I grew up in

How has Somerville changed?

Yes too much ... It's not the same old Ville I grew up in ... You knew your neighbors... Everyone knew each other it was safe for us kids to be outside by our selves .. Not any more .. Kind of sad in away .

Too many different cultures all in one small city .. Too over populated... Too many new buildings.. And a lot of old ones gone for good ..