State hears complaints about Green Line maintenance facility but doesn’t budge

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Somerville Journal: “State officials: Like it or not, the Green Line maintenance facility will be in Inner Belt’s Yard 8”
“This has been a long time coming. I think it will do a lot of good to the community but there is a concern about the maintenance facility,” said Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston who wondered why no details have been given on why that is the only possible site for an 11-acre, 24-hour Green Line train storage and service building. “If economic development is a goal of this project, this does not foster that, in fact it hinders it.”
Somerville News: “A maintenance facility by Brickbottom will kill our quality of life, residents say”
“We already have the commuter line and cargo lines right next to us, and that is something that we can get used to,” said Ramon Bueno, a 20-year resident at Brickbottom. “But having a maintenance facility will jeopardize our health, our quality of life, the air pollution…We have families. We fear a loss of value…We should not take on this permanent burden.”