Connelly, the therapist, echoes Seamans’s perspective. After living in Malden for a few years, her own life has taken an instructive turn.
“I want to stay here and invest in the town,” she says. “Amid the [economic] pressures of living in the Northeast, I’ve embraced simplicity. There’s not much that I need.” Except easy access to the Fells and a vibrant downtown — both of which are just a few blocks from her home.
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