The senator that represents nearby Walople and Foxborough has released a letter to Undersecretary Gorstein concerning the issue of displaying flags in common areas.
Senator James Timily spoke out on the Garden Lane flag controversy with a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Aaron Gorstein yesterday. Timilty, who represents nearby towns such as Foxborough and Walpole, called the order a disgrace to everything that the American Flag represents. After Garden Lane residents received a notice earlier this week that US flags were not allowed to hang on the exteriors of their apartments, the order was quickly reversed on Thursday, July 12 after the Department of Housing and Community Development admitted that they made a mistake in the face of extreme opposition and criticism. To read the full letter, click on the PDF at the top of the page.
The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development has called the notice banning the display of flags a mistake.
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- Dan Libon
Thursday, July 12, 2012
A ban forbidding the display of the American flag at Garden Lane in Wrentham has been called a "mistake" by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. Updated 3:36 p.m-US Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) issued a statement. “Our flag stands for freedom, and is a symbol of sacrifice made by our servicemen and women to protect the liberties we enjoy today. Flying the American flag should never be controversial and no citizen should ever been prevented from doing so.” Updated 11:29 a.m. - Speaking to WBZ, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development spokesman Jason Lefferts said that ban was a mistake and flags will be allowed to hang outside. In his statement, Lefferts said "We were not aware of this …