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Boston woman pays $560,000
for 2 parking spots

Associated Press, by Staff Writer

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Posted By:Hermoine, 6/15/2013 5:33:02 PM

BOSTON — Parking is such a precious commodity in Boston that one woman was willing to pay $560,000 for two off-street spaces near her home. Lisa Blumenthal won the spots in the city´s Back Bay neighborhood during an on-site auction Thursday held in a steady rain by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS had seized the spots from a man who owed back taxes.

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I don´t get it...but I don´t live in Boston.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: keekng, 6/15/2013 5:48:16 PM     (No. 9377942)

Oh well, it´s just money.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 6/15/2013 6:10:07 PM     (No. 9377956)

Yeah, I can see it. Parking there would drive me insane.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 6/15/2013 6:54:05 PM     (No. 9377991)

I´ve got a couple parking lots I can let her have for half the price, more if she wants them ... they´re in Kansas ....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TexasAllTheWay, 6/15/2013 7:55:27 PM     (No. 9378026)

I love living in Texas!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 6/15/2013 8:02:32 PM     (No. 9378032)

And she didn´t even top the "per space" record for Boston! ($313).

FTA: Blumenthal, who lives in a multimillion-dollar home near the parking spaces, tells The Boston Globe she didn´t expect the bidding to go quite so high for the spots she says will come in handy for guests and workers.

A multimillion dollar home... don´t go looking for a 15,000 SF mansion...Commonwealth Ave. in that area is loaded with old brownstones. She lives in a glorified apartment.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Screwgun, 6/15/2013 8:14:11 PM     (No. 9378039)

In that same neighborhood John Kerry had the city remove a fire hydrant from in front of his mansion so he could have an extra spot. I´m not sure if he paid for it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 6/15/2013 10:27:57 PM     (No. 9378118)

Remind me not to move to Boston.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bison65, 6/15/2013 11:13:00 PM     (No. 9378142)

And how do you think Ms. Blumenthal votes?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: annie xango, 6/15/2013 11:15:33 PM     (No. 9378146)

Is she any relation to Sid The Vicious..the Clinton enforcer...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Shells, 6/15/2013 11:17:34 PM     (No. 9378147)

Lived in Boston. Then I left. I´m smart.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Safari Man, 6/16/2013 2:32:54 AM     (No. 9378227)

I have been to Boston one time. Although you would not want to live there, a two day visit visit can be almost as bad.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Spidey, 6/16/2013 3:09:48 AM     (No. 9378242)

I wonder if the poor tax cheat gets slapped with capital gains on top of losing these spots.

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