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Letter: Mobile home move done sensitively

The Frontier Park mobile home park as seen

The Frontier Park mobile home park as seen on March 20, 2011. A State Supreme Court justice has ruled against residents of the North Amityville mobile home park facing redevelopment, setting the stage for evictions possibly beginning as soon as May. Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

After reading "Firm hired to help evictees-to-be move" [News, April 21], I am very impressed with the Town of Babylon. The decision to hire Adelante of Suffolk County Inc. to help relocate residents from Frontier Mobile Home Park in North Amityville is highly commendable.

It's great that the town went to the length of having translators go door to door to explain details of the new construction to the predominantly Spanish-speaking residents, and how it will affect them. Many of these residents likely did not realize that they were eligible to receive money to cover the cost of their relocations.

As a student studying social work, I find it very inspiring to hear about town officials taking extra steps to ensure the well-being of lower-income citizens.

Frank Chapman, Selden
 

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