andMANCHESTER, NH – June Trisciani was happy to hear that the city has finally made contact with Pan Am Railways about the mounting trash problems along the railroad tracks. The view from her business in the millyard has been bothering her for more than a year.
The problem has been that the railroad tracks and adjoining land are owned by Pan Am, not the city. So folks like Trisciani, who’ve asked the city to do something about it have been told their hands are tied.
In early April Trisciani noticed evidence that people had again been sleeping along the tracks, and deduced that it was only a matter of time before people would start returning to camp along the tracks, once the spring foliage created a visual barrier. Sure enough, by mid-April there were two tents pitched along the tracks.
https://manchesterinklink.com/finally-c ... -property/On April 25, Robert Murphy, of the Boston & Maine Railroad Police Department, confirmed that Pan Am and the city were cooperating to schedule a clean-up on May 8 at 8 a.m., and that the city was going to provide dump trucks and some manpower. Most of the work will rely on volunteers, including members of Manchester Connects, All Hands In, and Neighbor Works Southern New Hampshire, to reduce the cost of city laborers.
And Lowell is having a similar experience with trackside homeless camps:
http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/c ... lives-edge