City Plans to Publicly Shame Landlords Who Don't Shovel

City Plans to Publicly Shame Landlords Who Don't Shovel

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Tara Bellucci
Dec 19, 2014
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Somerville, Massachusetts property owners are about to get The Scarlet Letter treatment. The city plans to call out those who don't shovel their sidewalks in a timely manner by "hanging large, strikingly-colored door knockers on the properties of these offenders, which not only brings attention to the property owners, but make the neighbors aware of a citation that’s being served to such property,” said Alderman Mary Jo Rossetti. Do you think it will work?

Somerville Will Hand Out ‘Scarlet Letters’ for Unshoveled Sidewalks | Boston Magazine

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