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June 15, 2008

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JPM

If you can't afford to live in Somerville, then move somewhere you can afford. I really don't see the point of the SCC.

Is the SCC funded by taxpayers' money or donations or a combination of both? Is there a group in Lexington or Newton that can "help me cope financially" i.e. live beyond my means. I would like to move there.

PHB

Kudos to Citizens Bank for stepping up to support this program. This is an example of truly helping the folks in the community with building credit and getting rid of debt.

This is another way to prevent those dreadful "payday lenders" from ruining society.

Imux

I agree with JPM. If this is taxpapyer financed then we have more knuckleheads wasting our tax money. If it is solely sponsored by grants from private enterprise (Citizens and others) than kudos to Citizens for good marketing. Now they can up-sell these tools services at exorbitant interest rates. That should help them survive and thrive -- of course, I am referencing Citizens bank thriving and surviving. Not the average schmoe who can't balance their checkbooks. They're going to get bent over even more in the long run.

Yorktown Street

The people who are taking the classes are finding out whether or not they can afford to live here, if they budget their resources. What's the problem with that?

re:JPM

Hey JPM, if you don't like the violence in the city then move to a safer place. You see everything in life has a double standard. Everyone deserves a chance should have the opportunity to live in the place they love. Without immigrants the USA would not be able to run; more than 70 percent of the dirty jobs in MASS. are done by immigrants. I know you would not like to do those kind of jobs so shut ya rich snobby @ss up and learn about caring about others less fortunate. I'm sick of you racist yuppies that come on here and always think about themselves not knowing that without a whole community acting together as one we will never strive to reach our goals. By the way I wish your grandparents or great grandparents would have put you guys on their laps when you all where children and tell you about the hell they had to endure when they first came to this country. Maybe that would have made you 100% better of a person. But no, your GP's obviously did not do that so they are just to blame as well.

Dumux

Imux,

Do you even know how to read? The article clearly states that the program is supported by Citizens. It is funny that you automatically guess that you're paying for this. Rest assured, you did not contribute to this class, much as you don't contribute to anything except talking shit.

Imux

Tonight I have extensively researched the Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) and have determined that they are a tax subsidized organization that actively support illegals. First thing in the morning I will be calling ICE (again) and request that they investigate this misguided organization and all their board members. If their activities are as illegal as my analysis has indicated then ICE should pull their 501(c)(3) certification and jail their members. Violating federal immigration laws should be mandatory 5 years in jail. ICE will determine this.

Our tax dollars need to be spent on US Citizens only.

Also, I notice SCC wants to create MORE LOW INCOME housing here. What is wrong with these people???? Ship the low income people out to the burbs and let them move into the McMansions that are all going into foreclosure. You kill 2 birds with one stone. You give the people that don't want to work a place to live and you don't further ruin our neighborhoods! The crime wave in East Somerville this summer will be huge thanks to SCC moving all the illegals and low income in.

dale grible

You're like Dale, the crazy conspiracy guy from King of the Hill. Like ICE is going to listen to some blogger. Quit spanking it buddy, you're a nobody.

THE SOMERVILLE SPY

I am all for helping out people, except Illegal Immigrants. They should not get anything except a boot in the butt back to the country they came from. If they don't want to complete paperwork and file with Immigration they should get nada.

Don't be fooled. The Somerville Community Corporation has a lot of illegal immigrants as members of their group (I know this for a fact), are sympatric to illegals and want to give them all kinds of perks and benefits in Somerville (including low income housing) at the tax payers expense. Because of this I would be suspicious of anything they are promoting or giving away (monetary or not) and whom they are giving it too.

As far as Citizen's Bank goes...well, just go to the Stop and Shop on McGrath Highway on a Sunday between 11AM and 3PM, when the Citizen's Bank branch is open there. All the people in line are illegals with their Brazilian passports in hand. They all have accounts at Citizen's Bank, so as far as Citizen's Bank is probably concerned about this particular program, it is a way to promote more business for themselves and get more illegals as customers. I believe their contribution in this program could be considered a promotional tax write off at best.

THE SOMERVILLE SPY

Let's try this again... apparently my spell check changed a word in my comment and the general meaning of what I was saying. Consider this a correction:

"Don't be fooled. The Somerville Community Corporation has a lot of illegal immigrants as members of their group (I know this for a fact), are SYMPATHETIC to illegals and want to give them all kinds of perks and benefits in Somerville (including low income housing) at the tax payers expense. Because of this I would be suspicious of anything they are promoting or giving away (monetary or not) and whom they are giving it too."

Plenty

Spy, do you think that all people with Spanish or Portuguese accents are Illegal? It seems you do.

Do you have a list of members of SCC and their immigration status? Gee if you do I'm surprised you haven't turned it over to ICE already. Do you have a list of all customers of the Bank and their immigration status too?

You are a real smart guy. ICE should hire you and this country would be cleaned up in no time.

Ward 3 Voter

now what grant paid for this. maybe the INS.. Immigration Man let me in. Immigration Man was a great song by Crosby and Nash

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