Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
What city administration and their donors want — Everything that will not benefit the working class neighborhoods. That’s all everyone needs to know. The owners proposal of putting in an OCEAN STATE JOB LOT, was a good idea. I think everyone in the city would have benefited. All the yuppies want are coffee shops, breweries, and nothing that is essential to families and elderly. For the city to expect our elderly cross McGrath Highway to go shopping is insane. But this is what GENTRIFICATION does. It eliminates everything a working class community depends upon. When essential needs are eliminated, so are the people who depend on them. They give up or are eventually priced out. This is all intentionally done by a group of greedy opportunists and the leader of the pack.