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Letter to the Editor: N. Woburn Ledges Update

Alderman Mike Raymond offers letter to the editor, public on the 40B project.

 

Ledges of Woburn Update:

To gain a better understanding of the proposed location for the Woburn Ledges 40B project,, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"neighbors-present-reasonable-concerns-for-40b-project"} --> a site visit was conducted at 1042 Main Street on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 11 by the Board of Appeals (BOA). The BOA, petitioners, lawyers and residents were present. filmed the event and is now being played on your local cable TV station. Following the site visit the BOA reconvened in

Earnhardt September 18, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Deb. both excellent points! but Unfortunately I think it's going to go through anyways. Developers in North Woburn seem to get what they want anyways. But we can still scream loud! We need to keep it up front. and be heard By attending meetings and writing letters and phone calls. We need to let the City fathers know exactly how we feel. It's too bad we don't have a strong government voice. For some reason he remains fairly quiet on all N. Woburn issues, We must do it ourselves, Congratulations on your first grandchild! My daughter just had a baby last week! my first also! It is a feeling that is just euphoric! Wonderful bundle of joy! Congratulations!
William September 19, 2012 at 11:59 PM
The blame falls on the voters who elect State reps that do nothing but expand government, increase taxes and create laws like those pertaining to 40b housing. Laws that remove cities and towns ability to determine what is allowed and what is not. Woburn is infested with low income housing while other towns have very little to none. Housing that was once created to take care of our veterans and elderly is now shelter for groups and individuals that are enabled by our State and Federal government to remain in perpetual poverty. This project should be stopped for a number of reasons; However, I fear that in this "keep voting for the incumbent", "One party" state, the accountability needed to stop this project does not seem to exist.
Earnhardt September 20, 2012 at 01:26 AM
And one incumbent that seems to get voted in over and over Is Mike Raymond. Besides the state reps you speak of. if there any local official more useless? I think not!
William September 20, 2012 at 10:19 AM
When we have state laws trumping those at the city level there is nothing anyone can do.
Earnhardt September 20, 2012 at 11:23 AM
I disagree, but that's fine. The city level still has options, but without a strong voice it's hopeless.

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