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Nonprofit wants removal of Occupy Boston camp

November 18, 2011

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BOSTON—The nonprofit organization that oversees the site of the Occupy Boston encampment wants the protesters out.

The chairwoman of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy's board says in a Tuesday letter to Mayor Thomas Menino that demonstrators have prevented the general public from enjoying Dewey Square Park and forced the cancelation of other events scheduled for the site, including an Oct. 15 food festival.

The Boston Globe ( reports that Chairwoman Georgia Murray also wrote that sanitary conditions have worsened, farmers selling food in the area have seen sales decline because of "noise, odors, and interference" from demonstrators, and the camp has shown "disturbing signs of drug dealing."

A spokeswoman for the mayor says the administration is monitoring the situation and there are no current plans to forcibly evict the protesters.


Information from: The Boston Globe,