Category: Redevelopment

Catechism of closure: Part 9, A place is only a place

15 November, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Housing, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News | 1 comment

[Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.]   By: David A. Smith   Now, in the ninth and ultimate part of this post, one short of the number of commandments, the parishioners have decamped from their occupancy/ vigil, the archdiocese has […]

Catechism of closure: Part 8, Until they find something permanent

14 November, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News | No comments

[Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.]                                                                                                              By: David A. Smith   [Once again, sorry for slow posting – the Kuwait work proved intense for a further week. – Ed.]   “And I know dismal”   Economists are fond of quoting Thomas […]

Catechism of closure: Part 7, And then they locked the door

9 November, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Housing, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News | No comments

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.]   Though it’s taken me six parts and several weeks to reach this point, we finally come to the Archdiocese’s recovery of its property that had been illegally occupied (though the occupiers and […]

Catechism of closure: Part 6, A priest but later was married

7 November, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Housing, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News | 1 comment

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.]     As we saw in the last installment of this multi-part post, undertaken before my latest unexpected AHI jaunt, the parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Catholic Church in Scituate had no legal case, […]

Catechism of closure: Part 5, The ruling stands without comment

26 October, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Housing, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News | No comments

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.]   Much though the past seems inevitable in retrospect, during the experience it is anything but, so no one would share that the 11 ½ year vigil/ trespassing occupation of now-closed St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in […]