Some residents are climbing up to 16 flights of stairs to get home. Other disabled or elderly tenants are being relocated to temporary housing by the City.
I joined WBZ NightSide With Dan Rea to discuss our investigation on rampant handicap placard abuse in downtown Boston by workers who fraudulently use the perk to park for free all day at meters.
"If you carve out an exemption, someone will drive a truck through it."
Boston city councilor wants to end free parking at meters for people with handicap placards.
Getting a lot of emails on both sides of this issue:
Is taking away free parking at meters for people with handicap placards the best way to tackle rampant abuse in Boston?
After an I-Team investigation exposed rampant handicap parking abuse downtown, Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty says it's time to change a state law that allows people with placards to park for free at meters all day. Story on WBZ | CBS Boston at 6
Another happy consumer:
Bob in Brookline finally received a $3,000 Mass Save rebate for his new boiler.
The I-Team has now helped 20 consumers get more than $55,000 in rebate checks that were mistakenly delayed/denied
For those of us who have kids with severe peanut allergies... some encouraging news
People say and do some pretty interesting things when they've been busted for using someone else's handicap placard to park for free all day
This is obviously a problem, based on how easy it was for us to find handicap placard abuse. So what should be done?
While covering a story in the Seaport District, we noticed there were A LOT of vehicles parked with handicap placards. So we decided to spend a few days observing... and it didn't take long to catch people cheating the system to park for free all day at meters. So what can be done to curb the abuse?
Our story coming up tonight on WBZ | CBS Boston
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Specialty plates cause confusion, create headaches for Massachusetts drivers who receive erroneous tolls and other violations. Should system change?
After our story about people sprinting to their cars to avoid sitting in gridlock, commuters will now see these posters around the MBTA's Rt. 128 parking garage.