These are the stories WGBH covered for the first installment of the "Where We Live" series in April 2011.DEVENS
Devens Sees Far Beyond Evergreen Solar
The former army base Devens has been thrust into the spotlight as the place where alternative energy company Evergreen Solar built a manufacturing plant, then abruptly closed it, moving its operations to China. But Evergreen is only part of a larger story of rapid economic change in Devens.
Growing Immigrant Community Strengthens Ashland's Economy
An influx of Indian immigrants has helped bring economic growth to Ashland — and led to an expansion of the town's Sri Lakshmi Temple.
>> The Emily Rooney Show: Ashland
For Saugus, Looking Beyond Route 1
Saugus's Route 1 location is considered a gold mine for retailers and restaurants, but some residents think its time to build a vision for the other parts of town.
New Bedford Tourism Grows, But Schools Still Struggle
Despite thriving museums and a newly-vibrant downtown, it's clear the former whaling capital’s problems with jobs and education still run deep.
Private Developer Wants To Remake Downtown Quincy
The city is looking to a $1.3 billion deal with a private developer to revitalize its downtrodden downtown, which was once Shoppers Town USA.
>> The Emily Rooney Show: Quincy
After 300 Years, Fishing Still Sustains Chatham Economy
The sea has helped keep Chatham fiscally strong, including during the recent period of economic trouble.
On The Heels Of The Patriots
Foxboro, the home of Gillette Stadium and Patriot place, has more than a few reasons to cheer for the Patriots.
Toward Blue-Collar Cosmopolitanism
A restaurant in Lynn has become a fulcrum for the city's attempt to remake its image, as it tries to overcome its historically seedy reputation.
>> The Emily Rooney Show: Revitalizing Lynn
Small Business Prevails In 'City Of Champions'
In Brockton, small business is the only business in town. But that doesn't mean they all fare equally well.