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MORNING MEETING RUN BY THE RESEARCH BUREAU
WORCESTER — Most of the major cities in New England hit rock bottom at some point over the last four decades, as their manufacturing bases fled the high cost of doing business in the North and moved to more welcoming, and usually much warmer, states around the nation.
According to one urban expert, Providence’s moment came in 1974 when a bunch of monkeys escaped from the Roger Williams Zoo.
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