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Stoughton gets railroaded over train station

Postby Teamdriver » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:34 pm

Stoughton gets railroaded over train station
Officials say they were not notified of MBTA’s plan to sell depot

STOUGHTON —
“For sale” signs have gone up at the historic train depot building in the center of town.

And the website of the realty authority that handles MBTA property sales touts the structure as “the most significant public building in Stoughton.”

But the sale was news to interim Town Manager Joseph Feaster.
http://www.enterprisenews.com/features/ ... in-station
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Re: Stoughton gets railroaded over train station

Postby BigUglyCat » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:08 pm

From my reading of the article, the MBTA accepted a $1 million renovation in 1988, with the promise to maintain the building, which they apparently did not. As naive as it may be, I'd like to see Stoughton get the million back, or be able to negotiate it into the cost of acquiring the building.
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Re: Stoughton gets railroaded over train station

Postby boblothrope » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:06 pm

Teamdriver wrote:"And the website of the realty authority that handles MBTA property sales touts the structure as 'the most significant public building in Stoughton.'"

http://www.enterprisenews.com/features/ ... in-station


Transit Realty Associates is a private company, not an authority.
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