Saturday, July 14, 2007

Quincy Sounds like Springfield

"...some do care who make up the clients of the Quincy Crisis Center’s free lunch service. Members of the surrounding business community complain that the program draws an undesirable population to Quincy Center by creating a reason for the homeless to congregate in the area.

And Mayor William Phelan is trying to find a new location for the free lunch program, which he says deprives its host, the historic Church of the Presidents - where the bodies of John Adams, John Quincy Adams and their wives reside in a basement crypt - of its full potential as a tourist attraction.

‘‘We by no means want to avoid our responsibility to those less fortunate than us,’’ Phelan said. ‘‘That doesn’t, however, change the fact that the location for this meal program is arguably the worst possible location I could think of in terms of its suitability.’’ See Patriot Ledger for the full story. Photo by Lisa Bul.

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