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Old 09-07-2018, 03:51 PM
 
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Even the City steals...

"City agency seizes Brockton’s tallest building via eminent domain"
By Ben Berke The Enterprise
Sep 5, 2018 at 9:14 PM

BROCKTON -- Against the wishes of its owner, Brockton’s tallest building will soon transfer into the hands of the city’s Redevelopment Authority.

City agency seizes Brockton’s tallest building via eminent domain - News - The Enterprise, Brockton, MA - Brockton, MA
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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That can happen anywhere. The owner is supposed to get fair compensation.
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:04 PM
 
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Yea But its Brockton. Brockton does not need to add more reasons not to move to Btockton

This is icing on the icing on the icing on the icing on the icing on the cake not to move to Brockton
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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Probably good news for the owner. If you have an undesirable property and you can unload it, you are thrilled to get out of Brockton.
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:18 PM
 
Location: southern california
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There is much abuse in the name of imminent domain
Ask the Indian nations
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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Not sure I would avoid moving somewhere simply because they've used eminent domain once every 40 years.

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There is much abuse in the name of imminent domain
Ask the Indian nations
Definitely would not put what happened to the Native Americans into the same category as eminent domain. Completely different situation and a completely different era.
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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I think there are many other reasons not to buy property in Brockton than this.



Back in the early 2000's I looked into buying a house on the Whitman/Abington edge of Brockton. The prices were low and then I found out why, crime. A guy I worked with that lived in Brockton told me that his insurance rates for house and auto nearly doubled when he moved there because it was inevitable that his house would be broken into and his car stolen. I don't know if he ever experienced this type of crime but his insurance company expected it.



That was nearly 20 years ago and I don't think Brockton has gotten any better.



I remember that building and it is right up against the train tracks. It probably shakes when a T train goes by at 50 mph.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Would never have considered buying in Brockton anyway.
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