Families face surprise eviction

Families face surprise eviction
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 1:47pm

Town of Fall River, Massachusetts evicts 18 families from apartment building with no warning.

(WJAR) Jessica Bolieiro and her 18-month-old daughter, Skyler, are one of 18 families to be evicted by the city of Fall River, Massachusetts without notice from a County Street apartment complex on Wednesday night.

"My daughter is 18-months-old. She doesn't need to live like this. Being eight months pregnant doesn't help either," Bolieiro said.

"They just told us we had 15 minutes to grab whatever we could grab and then forced us to leave," said Diane Silvia, who was also evicted.

Fall River Mayor William Flanagan said no warning was given.

He said the city had no choice because the building is riddled with tales of prostitution, illegal firearms and a landlord evading his responsibilities.

"The property manager owes the city approximately $500,000 in back taxes," Flanagan said.

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