From Working Boots to Business Suits with Larry DiCara (Ep. 106)

From Working Boots to Business Suits with Larry DiCara (Ep. 106)

How has Boston’s transformation from a hub of blue-collar workers to a hotspot for white-collar specialists impacted its people, identity, and economic dynamics?

In this episode, Peter Raskin chats with Larry DiCara, a seasoned real estate lawyer and former Boston city councilor, about the profound shifts Boston has experienced over the years.

During their discussion, Larry shares:

  • Boston’s journey from a post-war blue-collar city to its present-day white-collar dominance
  • The noticeable demographic shifts, including reductions in household sizes and school-aged children
  • The change in primary employers from traditional big banks and insurance firms to universities and hospitals
  • The evolving identity of neighborhoods, illustrated by the decline of iconic institutions such as Catholic churches and schools
  • Challenges facing the city’s infrastructure, from an aging subway system to a notable lack of functional swimming pools
  • And more!


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About Larry DiCara:

Larry DiCara is among Boston’s most recognized civic leaders in addition to serving as a consultant, lobbyist, and trained mediator. ​ A frequent speaker at colleges, universities and other venues, as well as a regular go-to source in Boston media, Larry has taught at Harvard, Boston University and the University of Massachusetts. ​ Larry has practiced real estate and administrative law and has been intimately involved with the development process in and around Boston for more than 40 years.


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Peter Raskin is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

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