Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
I am hoping my voice gets heard through your newspaper. I am a merchant at Assembly Row, times are tough just keeping the lights on during this difficult time and I need all the foot traffic I can get and parking spots.
Lately since the 2 new buildings that are being built, I have noticed numerous Iron workers, Electrical workers, carpenters ect… are using Handicapped Plaque-cards to park at meters on Assembly Row and Foley streets, close to the job site and leave their vehicles there all day, resulting in my establishment not getting the customers as there is no place to park as these workers are sitting there for over 8 hours.
I understand that we may not see someone’s Handicap, but unfortunately I find it hard to believe that many workers have a handicap parking plaque-cards. My business has been handicapped due to this situation. I am ready to throw my hands up and call it quits. Can you print this so maybe someone who cares will listen.
Thank you Assembly Row Merchant