Lost in all the other news last week was the fate of Back Bay residents forced out of their homes because their apartments and condos were located in a crime scene. One of them, Mike the Mad Biologist, wants to know why the city basically ignored these residents:
Where was the Back Bay community liaison during all of this, especially on Monday night and Tuesday when affected residents desperately needed assistance and verifiable information? If she was unavailable (i.e., displaced herself; hopefully not injured in the blasts), why were other liaisons not dispatched on a temporary basis? Indeed, why were not other liaisons dispatched for a day or two regardless? ...
I've never heard of a disaster situation where elected officials and their surrogates weren't on the ground. As I've written before, this is Rascal King 101. The sheer incompetency is staggering.
Meanwhile, the city has set up staggered times today for residents and businesses in the crime-scene zone to go back in.