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Announcement :: Human Rights : Organizing : Social Welfare
Help Stop Luxury Condo Developers in JP
04 Apr 2005
Modified: 09:39:00 PM
The Blessed Sacrament Church in JP had for over a hundred years been a center of the Hyde Square community. It is now for sale and because of its size and location is on the frontline of the fight against gentrification. One of the developers, Mr. Xerxes Agassi, stated his possible intention to build market-rate condos on the site.
As many of you already know, the Archdiocese of Boston is in the process of selling the 3.5-acre parcel where the Blessed Sacrament Church now stands. The Blessed Sacrament had for over a hundred years been a center of the Hyde Square community. The deadline for bids on the site is THIS WEDNESDAY April 6th, 2005. One of the developers, Mr. Xerxes Agassi from Beacon Hill (54 Temple St.), stated in the Jamaica Plain Gazette his possible intention to build market-rate condos on the site. Just recently, he won an affordable housing vs. luxury condos debate at 11 Wyman Street giving him the opportunity to build more luxury condos in Jamaica Plain.

So what can we do? Well, we can look his number up in the phone book (which we did for you: 617-722-0090) and tell him how we feel of course. This is his home number, so please be cordial to anyone who might be answering the phone for him (which isn't at all unreasonable to assume at a Beacon Hill residence). And please do not harass, threaten or otherwise do anything that might be even slightly interpreted as illegal. Here are some talking points:

Tell Mr. Agassi that as a concerned Boston resident:
- you do not approve of his plans for market-rate condos at the Blessed
Sacrament site and would like him to PULL HIS BID
- and if he does go forward with his bid, and gains the bid, then you plan to do everything within your power to MAKE THE ZONING PROCESS EXTREMELY
DIFFICULT for him.

As residents of Boston we should be dialoguing with each other about how our
actions affect each other. What better time to start a dialogue with our
friendly Beacon Hill neighbors about how their actions are affecting our
neighborhoods than now?

Lots of love,

**Please forward and distribute widely to anti-displacement advocates***

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