Greenway Conservancy Wants ‘Occupy Boston’ Out Of Dewey Square

BOSTON (CBS) – The nonprofit organization that oversees the site of Occupy Boston wants the protesters out.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy wants Mayor Tom Menino to shut down the camp in Dewey Square.

Read: Keller @ Large: Occupy Becoming What It Hates?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jim Smith reports

In a letter to Menino, the board of directors said the footprint of the camp has “taken over” the park and a portion of the plaza preventing “passive enjoyment by the public” and “other permitted activities for the public.”

Chairwoman Georgia Murray wrote the letter and claimed that “sanitary conditions are deteriorating significantly,” there are “disturbing incidents of drug dealing,” and farmers markets in the area are losing money because of “noise, odors, and interference” from the protesters.

A spokeswoman for Menino said the mayor considered the letter and has no current plans to follow up on the Greenway’s request.

“I’m tolerating them at this time, I believe in the issues they were founded on,” says Menino.


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