Lucky’s plight has some idiosyncratic tangents—most complaints against City Realty, for one, don’t involve thousands of dollars worth of missing property. But at its core, this is merely one case on a list of City Realty transgressions that many tenants, and particularly local housing nonprofit City Life/Vida Urbana, have been fighting. Continue reading
A lot of the faces and signs from yesterday’s rally—planned by the group Hand Delivered Hope—tell an important part of the story … Continue reading
THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOUR LEAST FAVORITE SLUMLORD GOT HIS ASS KICKED BY THE BOSTON CITY COUNCIL YESTERDAY
Given the opportunity to publicly address the grievances leveled against him, City Realty Co-Owner Steve Whalen stood at the microphone, pulled his pants down, and covered the entire chamber in a diarrhea tsunami. Continue reading
Now that you know your protections, here’s how to get the most out of your new neighborhood.
Transit officials put their monument of bourgeois excess to good use. They brought in couches. There was a beer and wine vendor, plus giant A-frames for people to graffiti with suggestions. In the words of former Boston City Councilor Mike Ross, who hosted the festivities with the joking swagger of his roastmaster surnamesake Jeffrey, it was “probably the first time most of those present drank legally in an MBTA station.” Continue reading