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Lawrence Mayor Martin Oliner submits plans to fix Boston piers

Lawrence Mayor Martin Oliner in an undated photo.

Lawrence Mayor Martin Oliner in an undated photo. (Credit: Herald Community Newspapers)

Lawrence Village Mayor Martin Oliner and his companies have submitted plans to the city of Boston to rebuild two piers that Massachusetts officials say are badly in need of repairs, a spokeswoman for the Boston mayor’s office said.

Oliner is the sole manager of two companies that own a pair of piers at the Charlestown Navy Yard that city and state officials say are in a dangerous state of disrepair. The Massachusetts attorney general on Aug. 1 filed a request for an injunction to order the piers to be fixed.

Oliner this week submitted replacement plans to Boston’s Conservation Commission, the spokeswoman for Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino said Wednesday. The plans have not yet been reviewed by city staff, the spokeswoman said.


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The Conservation Commission could consider the plans at its Sept. 4 meeting if city staff determine them to be complete, the spokeswoman said. An earlier set of replacement plans submitted by Oliner were incomplete, city officials have said.

Oliner has said the replacement could cost up to $5 million.

Suffolk Superior Court Justice Elizabeth M. Fahey is still considering Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s request for an injunction. Fahey issued an order on Aug. 8 that temporarily enforced the injunction until she makes a ruling.

Coakley also has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $10 million in civil penalties from Oliner and the two companies for violating the state’s Waterways Act. The case is scheduled to resume in Superior Court on Sept. 9.

Tags: Lawrence , mayor , Martin Oliner , Boston , piers , towns

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