Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Home of the Brave and the Few

or, not in the government's back yard?

The Obama administration moved Tuesday to block construction of a group home for people with developmental disabilities within the boundaries of Minuteman National Historical Park, arguing the “modern” building would violate the tone of the 1,000-acre destination.
In a suit filed in U.S. District Court against the Town of Lincoln, the Town of Lincoln Affordable Housing Turst and NuPath Inc., a Justice Department lawyer argues that the approval of the home violated state and federal laws.
“The proposed modern development will be detrimental to the mission, resources and values of the national park,” Assistant United States Attorney Anita Johnson wrote.
An earlier building on the location approved for the group home burned down

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