Amity/ Beverly Hills
by Christopher Peak | Dec 4, 2017 3:05 pm | Comments (2)
By a judge’s order, the Guamans, a five-member family whose youngest child is sick with lead poisoning, should relocate to an extended-stay hotel in Long Wharf Monday night until their litigation against the city concludes.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 1, 2017 7:57 am | Comments (2)
Cheryl Jackson has watched over the years as neighbors got help saving their sinking homes. Now she’s hoping her turn has finally arrived.
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by Christopher Peak | Nov 9, 2017 1:33 pm | Comments (11)
The city told a judge that a 5-year-old’s lead poisoning is the landlord’s fault — not the city health department’s fault — and that it is seeking the landlord’s arrest.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 31, 2017 3:11 pm | Comments (19)
More than two months after the Health Department was notified about a lead-poisoned child in an Amity apartment, chipped paint is still flaking outside the two-story building — an ongoing health hazard that has prompted legal aid lawyers to drag the city to court.
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by Christopher Peak | Aug 24, 2017 7:15 am | Comments (9)
Despite two city-ordered series of repairs, a child is still living at a west side apartment with lead-paint poisoning — the latest chapter in a decade-long saga that’s now the subject of a demand letter and an upcoming suit by legal aid lawyers questioning how effectively the city regulates hazards in renters’ homes.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jul 11, 2017 4:35 pm | Comments (2)
First there was pizza. Now, there’s chicken. Crispy, crunchy chicken, with biscuits on the side.
And a few Moroccan pastries.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 14, 2016 7:19 am | Comments (3)
A pawn shop will not be coming to upper Whalley Avenue in the Beverly Hills section of the city, where neighbors and other businesses feared what kind of customers would come in.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 9, 2015 4:14 pm | Comments (17)
Fearful that a burglar was in her house, Marge Wiener called 911. The cops responded—45 minutes later.
Forty-five minutes after Wiener’s call. But, it turns out, only four minutes after cops got the message.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 8, 2015 12:02 pm | Comments (22)
The next time you think of going around that school bus with the stop sign out ... don’t.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 13, 2015 7:16 am | Comments (6)
Neighbors made use of a little-known appeals process to try to overturn a zoning staffer’s decision—only to have the staffer write a subsequent opinion to uphold his own decision.
The episode brought to light a still-to-be-resolved question about how the city’s zoning board reviews public appeals.
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