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The Herald is doing what it does best: Stirring up a controversy over a Fort Point condo-association controversy involving a guy hanging the American flag in his unit’s front window, despite a condo-association rule that says all window curtains must be white.

One is tempted to dismiss the Herald story and the entire matter.

But reading the story, you stumble upon this:

Michael Avery, declined comment, while the rest of the (condo) board did not respond to messages seeking comment yesterday. Avery, a Suffolk University Law School professor, made waves in 2011 when he called it “shameful” to support “men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings” in an email to colleagues in response to a campus care package drive for U.S. troops. In the same email, Avery also complained about an “oversized flag” in a university lobby.

OK, we’re no longer talking about a dumb condo rule established by the modern, hipster versions of the Lace Curtain Irish and their obsession with appearances. We’re starting to talk about something else here beyond a dumb condo rule.

File under: Dumb

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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