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Another Family Gone

I recently found out that one of my neighbors has sold their place and is moving. Where? Back to Boston. I'm actually heart broken by this on a couple fronts. First, this is a great family that any neighborhood would want to call a neighbor. Great kids and they invested in their home which made the neighborhood better. I asked why they were moving, they said they just couldn't justify the taxes on top of their mortgage. They found a place in Boston of similar size and lower taxes. How can that be? The 2nd front, I'm finding myself in the same boat. I moved to Dedham because I liked the feel of the town and this neighborhood. This family was one of those reasons I liked the neighborhood. If things don't change tax wise, I'm finding myself in the same boat and will probably start looking to head back to Boston myself. A very sad they for me.
BOB KEESHAN April 15, 2014 at 08:44 AM
Mr. Rob, your recent comments re: property taxes here in the Town of Dedham have certainly struck a chord with me. Seems that we might be in the minority. For years this town has discussed the need for a senior center and new police and fire stations. As candidate Dan O'Neill mentioned his campaign, tax rates have risen precipitously in recent years and still those needs have yet to be addressed. With the understanding that resources are indeed limited, it would seem that what our priorities are becomes the central question. One thing is for certain. If property taxes in Dedham continue as they have recently, the question of a senior center might become moot - senior citizens on fixed incomes won't be able to afford to live here.

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