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November 26, 2007

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Grouchy old man

Let's see how long it will take before the entire place is completely trashed.

FED$$$

And to think, the pension getter from the MBTA and once laid off and brought back project manager, Herbie must be roll'n in all that dough.

Nice fringe bennies huh Herbie?

Must be Nice

Must be nice to have the government fix your house, fix your yard, pay your utilities (including not only heat but air conditioning), while you sit back and relax! Did you ever drive through and see the cars parked down there? Not too shabby, I'd say. It's funny...when my sons' friends who live there come to visit they complain our house is too cold (can't afford to put the heat up) or too hot (don't have AC).
Must be nice!!!!

Grouchy old man

I want one too!

Ron Newman

If the city is going to be a landlord, it's good to see them take proper care of their property. Letting this area run down would hurt the entire surrounding neighborhood.

wouldn't it be nice

Must be nice: Your house sounds like a piece of crap. Would you trade it for my nice project apartment?

Rob

If the people on here who seem to think public housing is some paradise want to, you can go ahead and get your names on the list. That is if you're willing to cut your income significantly to qualify. Be my guest, please.

straightdope

Don't worry Rob, its the usual haters that we have, they have nothing good to say about anything. There most likely PDSers, you know they don't care how they get power, even lies like that Rep Carl. to bad he's a hater, seemed like a nice guy when we voted for him,but no more.
By the way the Projects are well kept and the tenants living there now keep it that way as well, good for them getting new landscaping.

To Rob

There is a way around all that Rob, come on. All you have to do is be friends with Herbie F. He can get you in.

straightdope

Herbie F is a nice man, he's a true public servant, he's very lucky to get those job's and postions he's managed to get and we are lucky to have him there for us all. I say good for him and his family.

Ron Newman

I don't see what PDS has to do with any of this. Keeping city-owned property attractive is in everyone's interest.

Projects

What's wrong with having the tenants be vested in the property by asking them to keep up things like the landscaping? When you get something for nothing you have no interest in keeping it nice. It's true, unfortunately, that this area will deteriorate like it did before. The city won't be able to keep it up and the tenants won't help, so in 10 years we'll just do this all over again. Oh, well, at least it justifies lots of jobs!

Ron Newman

Do landlords of large apartment buildings often ask tenants to help with landscaping? My landlord has never suggested such a thing.

Apples and Oranges

But I don't pay your rent.....you do!

rachelfromtheville

Must Be Nice...

The state side of the Mystics pay for electricity. If you're going to talk trash then get your facts straight.

And BTW... Not everyone from the projects are ignorant a**holes. Some people really cannot afford to pay the high cost of rent these days. I am a single mother and I would hate to think that people would be pass judgement on my because I could not longer afford to live in my apartment and needed to move to more affordable housing. I work full time and I make a decent living and I still cannot survive. The cost of daycare is INSANE and it takes 1/3 of my check every week to send my child there. I make too much to get any help from the state and I don't make enough to keep my child in pull-ups. I can see how single Moms give up and quit thier jobs. I have done the research and the income brackett they use to dole out such things as daycare vouchers, food stamps and WIC are so low that the only people who qualify are people on welfare or SSI. Many working single parent households are over income for any state funded program which puts us in a really tight spot.

Please think about this when you bash people in the projects. What if your daughter was in this predicament? WOuld you take her & her children in? Would you be in a possition to do so?

Give people a break, man. Especially if you dont seem to know what youre talking about.

Truth B  Told

It is not city owned. The housing authority is a independent agency. Get it right Ron

msud_for_butch

Butch is quite the man. His daughter was disgraced out of town by his boorish behavior. He has been an asskiss to every elected official in the city for the past 30 years. But hey its paid off. T job, board jobs, and of course the Housing job. Not to mention special consideration on land deals and unpaid water bills.

But the biggest coup by his majesty is the $500,000 or so he pocketed in the name of the kids with MSUD.

nice work BUTCHIE BOY!!

payoff_patriots

"Rumor" has it that Butch and Stan are making weekly shuttles with bags of cash to the Bedford commons. Nice to see Joe, Butch, Stan, and family propser at the expense of the poor immigrants they pretend to care about.

Grouchy old man

To Single Mom: Having a kid you cannot afford is like buying a house you cannot afford and then whine about it and expecting the Government to help. You made that choice, now live with the consequences. Why should the rest of us have to deal with your choices? You did not consult me before you had your kid.

rachelfromtheville

Go to bed Grouchy old Man, it's past your bedtime. Be careful, if you piss me off I might double your sleepy meds.....

Smooth Butchy Smooth!

How come Butch stop having those yearly fundraisers? He must have been close to have getting caught! Can he account for all that cash that poor arsholes like us all over the city chipped in for as they thought it was going to help kids! Ya, Right! Call for an audit and I'll bet his house in Fla. was paid by the fund! Hmmmmm!

The Mole

"Whatcha ya going to do when they come for you BAD BOYS, BAD BOYS, BAD BOYS?"

The Mole

Bill Shelton

Projects' idea is an excellent one. Some may find it easy to dismiss it because we rarely see bureaucracies that are that innovative. But providing the supplies and design, and supervising tenants would provide a lot of benefits. By working together, they would get to know and trust each other, building community, which is the greatest source of security for any neighborhood. They would learn some new skills and put their own positive marks on their environment. They would make the money stretch further. And as Projects points out, they would be more invested in maintaining and protecting what they themselves created. Great idea!

Bill Shelton

Projects' idea is an excellent one. Some may find it easy to dismiss it because we rarely see bureaucracies that are that innovative. But providing the supplies and design, and supervising tenants would provide a lot of benefits. By working together, they would get to know and trust each other, building community, which is the greatest source of security for any neighborhood. They would learn some new skills and put their own positive marks on their environment. They would make the money stretch further. And as Projects points out, they would be more invested in maintaining and protecting what they themselves created. Great idea!

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