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Committee Green-Lights Crown Street Property Purchase

Next stop, Board of Aldermen – and, perhaps one day, commuter rail.

The Committee on Infrastructure Wednesday night voted unanimously to approve Resolution 12-31, a lease and purchase agreement for land and property at 25 Crown Street the city is eyeing as the future home of a park-and-ride.

After several hours of deliberation, the unanimous vote to spend $1.4 million in federal grant money for the property also reinforces the goal of eventually bringing commuter rail to the city.

Charles Hatch January 24, 2013 at 08:04 PM
100% Support money well invested. We need a train to commute to Boston Massachusetts.
One Man Wolf Pack January 25, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Why not telecommute? If one is not literally making something with their hands where they physically need to be there, why not skip the ride, pollution and expense all together? How many factories are in Boston anyway? (when I was last working there it was pretty much all offices.)
JimC January 26, 2013 at 02:29 AM
A "Park and Ride" located as far away from a highway as possible and yet still be in Nashua? RIGHT! And right on the railroad tracks? RIGHT! Can you feel that tugging on your pants leg? That's the aldermen, her nibs, and all the rail advocates pulling your leg. Can you also hear them chuckling at your ($1.4 million) expense? They are! Wait until you hear how much LOCAL money they’ll want to demolish the building on that property. And how much more they’ll need to fight the people who feel like that building, built in 1878, should be preserved for posterity. Can you say “chimney”? Keep your wallets at hand. This is no more for "park and ride" than I am for bringing rail to Nashua, and if you're a thinking person at all, you already know that this purchase was made for the SOLE purpose of getting to the point where the push for rail is "too big to let fail". They want us to get to the point where so much money will have been spent over time in these 'little' amounts that when we're told that "too much money has already been 'invested' to throw away so we need to continue", we'll buy into it. Of course, that ignores the fact that (A) it was a scheme all along, and (B) the properties can be put back on the market and sold. Typical tactic and we let it happen to us every time.

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