Thursday, June 23, 2005

They're coming for your property

Courtesy of the Supreme Court. Hey, as long as it's something for the "public,"and generates tax revenue like a shopping mall, a sports arena for millionares or a golf resort, the government can come with the bulldozers and sweep you away.

The New London neighborhood that will be swept away includes Victorian-era houses and small businesses that in some instances have been owned by several generations of families. Among the New London residents in the case is a couple in their 80s who have lived in the same home for more than 50 years.

City officials envision a commercial development that would attract tourists to the Thames riverfront, complementing an adjoining Pfizer Corp. research center and a proposed Coast Guard museum.


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