Interesting story about how one family built their home on land that didn’t comply with local zoning laws, and are now faced with the catastrophic possibility that they might have to tear it down.

From the Globe:

A politically connected Dorchester family is getting help from the highest levels of City Hall to save a newly constructed house that two courts have ordered destroyed because it violates Boston’s zoning code.

Though Suffolk Superior Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court have sided with angry neighbors and ordered removal of the house built by Jackie and Anthony O’Flaherty, officials including Boston Redevelopment Authority director Mark Maloney and Mayor Thomas M. Menino have intervened on the family’s behalf.

Source: Familiy in zone plight gets help at top –

– By Andrea Estes, The Boston Globe

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