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Boat residents fear eviction looms

In Boston, legal wrangling between the state and a Charleston marina’s owner over decaying piers has liveaboard boat owners wondering if they will soon be evicted.
Martin Oliner, the marina’s owner, sent letters to boat owners at Piers 6 and 8 of the Shipyard Quarters Marina ordering an immediate eviction.

Through his attorneys, Oliner said this was the only way to abide by an injunction, filed earlier this month by the state, requiring him to repair the rotting piers, with their rusted steel pilings and collapsing wooden beams.

Boat owners were granted a small reprieve last week when a county judge halted the eviction, which would have left 112 boats — among those, about 30 houseboats — without a home, and without the friendly marina neighborhood community.

Click here for the full report by The Boston Globe.