LETTER FROM CHUCK TURNER : WE NEED AN ECONOMIC STRATEGY TO BENEFIT ALL OF US

His voice was very much missed. So good to have a passion ed, reasoned analysis.

Roxbury Here

Editor’s Note : Roxbury Here columnist Rodney Singleton, who writes “Seen From the Hill,” received this e-mail from former District 7 City Councillor Chuck Turner, who in addition to serving as a District Councillor has been an activist in Roxbury since the late 1960s. We have known Turner since back then and have always found his views enlightening, though we disagree with a lot of how he sees things. That said, we enthusiastically reprint in its entirety, unedited, the letter that he sent to our columnist. Read it now :

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In my ongoing efforts to share my views on confronting the issue of economic gentrification facing our community, I am sharing my response to a public email discussion regarding the issues of economic empowerment and the role of affordable housing.

I agree with your perspective in your December 23rd article “Building a Sustainable Economy”: that building affordable housing in Roxbury…

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