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Evans v. Mayer Tree Service, Inc., et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-024-16)

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14-P-1642                                       Appeals Court

GEORGE EVANS  vs.  MAYER TREE SERVICE, INC., & others.[1]

No. 14-P-1642.

Worcester.     September 9, 2015. – March 3, 2016.

Present:  Meade, Wolohojian, & Milkey, JJ.

Practice, Civil, Summary judgment, Relief from judgment. Commissioner of the Department of Conservation & Recreation.  Trespass.  Real Property, Trespass, Removal of timber.  Nuisance.  Consumer Protection Act, Insurance, Unfair act or practice.  Insurance, Unfair act or practice. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 4, 2016 at 1:08 am

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South End Answers: Tree Removal on Columbus Ave

The trees were removed due to a public safety hazard, according to the city.

In this week’s “You Ask, Patch Answers” column, where we find the answers to your questions, a South End reader asked about a large tree that was being taken down on Columbus Ave on Friday.

“Any idea why they are taking down a huge tree over on Columbus Ave today? Seems unnecessary?” Reader Dave wrote in via Twitter. 

To find out the answer, I reached out to Boston’s Parks and Recreation Department, which is in charge of all tree removal in Boston. 

The large tree, an 80-year-old elm, was taken down on Friday at Carter Playground, 709 Columbus Ave., because it has Dutch Elm disease. 

“The Department hopes that by removing this tree we will prevent other elms in the park from being contaminated,” said Jacquelyn Goddard, a Parks Department spokesperson. “The Department will be conducting routine examinations during the year to inspect the rest of the tree stock to see if other elms remain healthy.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm

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Week in Review: Taylor Street Controversy, Tree Removal on Tremont

The following were the top articles on South End Patch from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1st, 2013:

Taylor Street Wooden House Renovations Blocked by Neighborhood

The historic wooden house at 8-10 Taylor Street, built in 1899, was approved for renovations by all city agencies, but progress is currently stalled due to neighborhood concerns.

Neighbors on Taylor St. House Demolition: Conditions Were Unsafe

The original stop work order put on the 8-10 Taylor Street wooden house property was because of environmental and project concerns, neighbors say. Now, it’s related to an entirely different issue.

Police Disrupt Alleged Drug Deal on Northampton Street

Boston Police arrested a man for allegedly selling heroin on Northampton Street on Monday.

Letter: Tree Removal on Tremont Street Comes as a Surprise

A South End resident is looking for answers about 655 Tremont Street’s tree removal.

Removed Tremont St. Trees Presented Public Safety Hazard, According to City

After residents reached out to question why several large trees were removed from the Tremont/W.Brookline Street corner, the Boston Parks Department provided its reasoning.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

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Letter: Tree Removal on Tremont Street Comes as a Surprise

Dear Editor,

This morning I woke up to the pleasant noise of chain saws and wood chippers outside my windows.

I look out and the city has cut down 3-4 beautiful trees that lined our street. There was no notice of this happening, and they destroyed my privacy and curb appeal. 

I know that other residents of the area were upset as well. The trees were beautiful and healthy. They withstood the winds of Sandy without breaking a limb. 

The trees were located alongside the building 655 Tremont Street on W. Brookline where Gold Gallery is. 

My windows are directly above Gold Gallery looking out onto W. Brookline. I now have no privacy, and the street looks horrible. They also destroyed our brick sidewalk in the process. 

I thought I would bring this to your attention so we can get some neighborhood awareness about this, and prevent things like this happening in the future. 

Let me know if you have any questions, and go take a look; it is bad! read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 6, 2011 at 3:21 am

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