Tension in Lowell neighborhood over h...

Tension in Lowell neighborhood over home for youths

There are 147 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Oct 4, 2009, titled Tension in Lowell neighborhood over home for youths. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Frustration over the location of a group home on Wilder Street boiled over yesterday morning during a neighborhood meeting in the city's Lower Highlands section.

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paula

Andover, MA

#150 Oct 13, 2009
how about making the director Chandler lady live in the neighboehood and see what its like to listen to the kids yelling at all hours of the night and have her house broken into
Educated

North Brookfield, MA

#151 Oct 14, 2009
paula wrote:
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kind of hard to do after you get the s**t kicked out of you, how about watchimg these kids a little better, and how do they decide who they will take in.....anyone check their criminal historys before they are accepted.....or how about the staff is it true they are former residents??? if so how can kids watch kids????
As said before, after business hours there are only 2 staff members on duty. Two people cannot "watch these kids a little better" when there are so many, and so many areas in the house. Also, some of these kids are over 18, so they are out running the streets at their own will. Just like any other teenager/young adult they rebel, they break curfew, etc. Why dont you adopt a few troubled teens and see how well u can watch them at all times? And true some of the staff are former residents. They are not "kids watching kids"...they are adults monitoring young adults. Some are married, some have their own children, some are college students, etc.

Do you have kids? when you get a babysitter for your child, do you not hire a pre-teen/teen....Isnt that "kids watching kids"????
paula

Andover, MA

#152 Oct 15, 2009
Educated wrote:
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As said before, after business hours there are only 2 staff members on duty. Two people cannot "watch these kids a little better" when there are so many, and so many areas in the house. Also, some of these kids are over 18, so they are out running the streets at their own will. Just like any other teenager/young adult they rebel, they break curfew, etc. Why dont you adopt a few troubled teens and see how well u can watch them at all times? And true some of the staff are former residents. They are not "kids watching kids"...they are adults monitoring young adults. Some are married, some have their own children, some are college students, etc.
Do you have kids? when you get a babysitter for your child, do you not hire a pre-teen/teen....Isnt that "kids watching kids"????
yes i have children and I hire babysitters. ones that can be trusted,and since you have all the answers you must work there so why don't you take a couple home with you? but I bet you do not want them to know where you live, and I bet you would not want to live next to them either!just how good were they being monitored whe two lives were taken?
Ron

Billerica, MA

#153 Oct 15, 2009
Send all the kids to where the liberals live...Groton, Lincoln etc.
Living next to these kids sounds dangerous.
Bagdad Harry

United States

#154 Oct 15, 2009
Ron wrote:
Send all the kids to where the liberals live...Groton, Lincoln etc.
Living next to these kids sounds dangerous.
All for that...I say if they majority of the town votes Democrat...then they should be able to sett up 1/2 way house for violent youth offenders.
Guess that would make Lowell eligible.
Educated

North Brookfield, MA

#155 Oct 16, 2009
paula wrote:
<quoted text>yes i have children and I hire babysitters. ones that can be trusted,and since you have all the answers you must work there so why don't you take a couple home with you? but I bet you do not want them to know where you live, and I bet you would not want to live next to them either!just how good were they being monitored whe two lives were taken?
I dont work there, im just EDUCATED.... I have a few of my own to take care of but thanx 4 the offer! if i had money, and a bigger house i would.
Ex-grip resident

Westford, MA

#156 Apr 26, 2013
You all make me laugh. I actually lived there and most of the things you all said were wrong. Stop tryna be awesome... Cuz ur not

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