It really shouldn’t be that surprising. South Boston residents’ opposition to certain development projects fall open deaf ears most of the time. So when Thomas Grillo of the Boston Business Journal wrote an article stating that although the neighborhood had voice strong opposition to the school becoming condos, the Archdiocese of Boston is still going to sell the property to developers who will convert the space into exactly that.
According to the article, Kevin Lally, president of the Gate of Heaven Neighborhood Association, is leading the charge to put a stop to the plans and is asking for Mayor Marty Walsh’s help. The neighborhood hoped to have the school converted into a new charter school for the community – a fact that was evident after the city conducted a door to door survey near the school and the majority was in opposition to condos.
As for what happens next, we shall see.
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