Letter to the Editor:Why Did The Mayor Throw a Wrench In and Sabotage The Winter Hill Star Market Development


Dear Somerville Speak Up Line,

A few years back, Ocean State Job Lots was interested in leasing out the old Star Market that’s located on Broadway in Winter Hill. As I recall correctly, Mayor Curtatone went out of his way to see that the development deal fell through.
Now today, the property is still vacant and run down attracting riffraff and drug dealers there on a nightly basis, all the while all the litigation is still going on and the owner will probably end up suing Somerville for big bucks and winning the case. 

Ocean State Job Lot’s business has been flourishing in Medford for past four or so years in their new location after the Mayor denied them the Winter Hill Star Market property. 

It sure looks like somehow we missed the boat. I wonder if he was holding this stalled development project off one of his buddies as well?

 But my question is how did the mayor getaway with it? How and why did the board of alderman allow him to do this? Why didn’t anybody call the proper authorities on him then? Why do we keep on reelecting this fool? Please get someone to run against him. 

Ned S. Winter Hill Somerville 

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