A city in Mass. If Lowell Ma is the "armpit of America" Lawrence is the Taint. With a population consisting mainly of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, it can tend to get a little stabby. Once a booming mill city along the Merrimac River, It's population's main income is welfare and drugs, although there is a thriving Barber Shop/Auto Accessory market. Exorbitant sums of government grant money has recently been used to build an enormous new High School, it has been historically unaccredited, and has 2,000 freshmen, 1,500 sophomores, 12 juniors and a graduating class of 2.
Care should be taken by the outsider when driving through Lawrence, as everyone from the smallest barely clothed children all the way up to the belligerent drunken day laborer, and everyone in between enjoys jumping into traffic without looking, double and triple parking(they think it's legal if the hazards are on), and opening doors into your moving vehicle.
All in all the city government is corrupt, it's school system broken, and it's residents the result. Rent is cheap, Restaurants ESL, police incompetent, drugs available, and stabbings plentiful.
On Broadway st. in Lawrence, you can get a haircut at 23 different barber shops, a car stereo at 18 separate locations, Crack, weed, heroin, Dunkin' Donuts, a handgun, El Tipico, prostitutes, stabbed and arrested. On a half mile stretch of poorly maintained road.
Source: Rob Law, Mass