By William Tauro
For over the past year or two several members of the city’s homeless population moved in and called a concrete roadway home in a closed off tunnel under the overpass of the McGrath Highway closed offramp.
This administration through their own arrogance and cluelessness caused the problem and allowed homeless people to set up camp and sleep in the vacant closed down tunnel to use it as their home.
Now after complaints have surfaced revealing unsanitary living conditions that was posing serious threats for the homeless population that sleep there as well as for the surrounding neighbors that boarder the tunnel, the administration turned their backs on them once again and booted them out into the street during Wednesday’s downpour.
The homeless people that reside in the tunnel were forced to evacuate the location that they called home for the past year or two this past Wednesday morning.
The administration ordered a Somerville Department of Public Works crew to load a dumpster full of the tunnel occupants personal belongings to be loaded with a frontend loader and kick the occupants out. They were forced back out into the street with just the clothes on their backs.
You would think the City of Somerville and this administration would use some common sense and help the homeless occupants and not just leave them on the street like an abandoned dog in the pouring rain with nowhere to go.
With all the rich resources and abundance of tax revenue in this city that was purged from the taxpayers pockets over the years, they could of used a little common sense with a little courtesy and sympathy providing some assistance towards these poor soles that would have gone a very long way to help put them on the right path in life.