I am a senior citizen living in Malden.
A little over 3 years ago the City put in new pipes on my street. I was never informed that the pressure of the new pipe could cause my pipe to burst which was exactly what happened and I had water coming into my basement for over 3 yrs. The City had said it was my fault. I paid for a plumber to come to look at it and he said it was the City's end. The old Mayor at the time told me he would have it fixed and to have a Merry X-Mas. They never came to fix it. My son went and spoke to Mr. Tomajian (sp.) and he also said he would have it fixed.
Now, over three years later I had to take out a loan for $2,500.00 from the City to have this leak repaired. The contractor who did the repair said he could not determine whose fault the problem lied with. I contacted the gentleman I got the loan through and also Mayor Christenson and explained the situation. The Mayor asked me to call the man I got the loan through and explain it to him. I did as the Mayor asked and the contrator also told me if I needed him to speak with anyone he had no problem in doing so. I told the man at the MRA the contractor could not determine whose end the problem lied with so I said I would be willing to split the cost with the City!! The gentleman at the MRA said he was sorry but they couldn't help me because some of their fundings were cut. I'm not a healthy senior citizen but I still have to work to exist-----their funding was cut. I would like to know what they would do if the problem was completely on the City's end. How would they pay for it!! I find this totally disgusting how the City can help all the illegals and drug addicts but their own people, especially the seniors they can't help!!!!!
If this is going to be printed I will put down a P.O. Box for Senior Help so if there are some people out there that agree with me, they can send me $1.00 to show support to me and help me pay this loan:
PO Box 490522,
Evertt, MA 02149.
Please e-mail me and let me know if you are going to print this and I will provide the P.O. Box address. My e-mail is email@example.com.
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