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September 18, 2014, 4:46 pm
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North End Group Homes Cited for Code Violations, Neighborhood Group Airs Concerns

The operator of a pair of North End group homes says he’s simply trying to help people in need. But the Enos Park Neighborhood Association says those homes are a hazard and should be closed.


The two Joyce’s Community Home sites on North Fifth Street house residents with mental and physical disabilities.


City officials have slapped the homes with numerous building and zoning code violations for everything from too many people in one dwelling… to no fire alarms… to bedbugs.


But the city says the owner usually fixes the problems after they are brought to his attention.


The city says it doesn’t have a clear basis to shut down the homes right now.

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