Fall River officials accused of bias in decision to block addiction treatment center

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Written by  for the Boston Globe, this article discusses allegations made against Fall River city officials over discrimination against addicted people.  The addiction-treatment program SSTAR is suing the city’s building inspector and zoning board for denying a permit to build a 60-bed treatment center with outpatient offices.  According to Joseph Macy, a lawyer for the city, the permit denial was a straightforward application of the law: “Zoning rules don’t allow such a facility at that site.”  The full article is available below, what do you think?

Fall River officials accused of bias in decision to block addiction treatment center