Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Somehow everyone receiving an abatement has discovered to their great concern it was not subtracted from the total tax amount due. Tax bills showed the abatement amount, but the abatement was not subtracted from the total. I called city hall for an elderly resident who was in shock when she opened her tax bill. The woman who answered the phone was aware of the problem.

That’s encouraging.

She said new tax bills are being sent out. The mayor better make sure city hall is running properly instead of being obsessed with being on the school committee. And just a question, can the mayor also become a voting member of the city council if he wanted?

Stephen Pinto Everett, MA

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