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October 24, 2012

Letter: BHA overreaches with Spring Street project

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All tenants of any city, state, federal or private entity are entitled to reside in a safe environment. It is the responsibility of the landlords to maintain their properties, provide a safe habitat and respect the well-being of their tenants. And as a landlord myself, of 19 apartments, I think that I have the right and knowledge to make such comments. As a city, state and federal taxpayer whose monies are used for such state agencies and projects, I should have a real voice in how the dollars are spent, especially if it is going to impact me directly. It is truly a sad state of affairs when taxpayer monies are ill-spent and the directors and managers of these types of projects are not held accountable for their decisions and attitudes — or lack of!

Other direct abutters to this project are opposed to its construction for a lot of the same reasons and many more. Many other neighbors, who have resided in this area for more than 25 years and even a half-century, are opposed also. For the BHA to state that they CAN push this project onto this neighborhood “by right” is totally disrespectful to these long-term neighbors and unnecessary. No wonder the neighborhood is upset!

Linda and

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Beverly

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