jay atkinson boston magazine articleAfter three months of investigative reporting, Jay’s story about Lawrence appears in Boston Magazine’s latest issue.

Read about corruption, crime, and school failure in the Immigrant City.

Update: “City of the Damned: Lawrence’s Nightclubs” – Boston Magazine blog, 3/9/2012

In City in Amber, Atkinson has created a compelling story of Lawrence, Massachusetts, a planned industrial city built around the cloth and garment industry, moving from the city’s construction and founding before the American Civil War to the sporadic conflagrations that plagued Lawrence in the 1990’s.

“Atkinson’s goal is to describe how Lawrence’s rich history has acted upon its inhabitants. Like the Merrimack River, which once powered the city’s textile mills, “City in Amber” will rush you along in its powerful current.” –The Boston Globe

Learn more about City In Amber.