Kraft family

Adam Vaccaro filed this request with the Department of Transportation of Massachusetts.
Tracking # 15-0156
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From: Adam Vaccaro

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

Any correspondence, emails, memos, briefings, presentations, from or to members of the Kraft family, specifically with regards to the MassDOT/MBTA maintenance facility and bus depot in South Boston/Widett Circle area, and how it would relate to the construction of a soccer stadium in the area.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Adam Vaccaro

From: Adam Vaccaro

I also request any internal MassDOT emails, memos, or presentations about the bus depot/maintenance facility in this area and its relation to a potential soccer stadium project, directed by the Kraft family, the New England Revolution, and the design firm Populous, next door.

Thank you.

Adam Vaccaro

From: Department of Transportation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 27, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-0156.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of Transportation

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Diaz-Gonzalez, Nelly (DOT)

Dear Mr. Vaccaro,

Attached please find copy of letter that Maryellen Lyons mailed out to you yesterday April 28, 2015 regarding your public records request.

Best,

Nelly I. Diaz-Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant II
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Office of the General Counsel
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3510
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 368-8761

From: Adam Vaccaro

Hi Nelly:

Would it be helpful to narrow this to anything between November 2014 and now?

Thank you,
Adam

From: Adam Vaccaro

Thank you.

From: Diaz-Gonzalez, Nelly (DOT)

Dear Mr. Vaccaro,

Another search will be run and we will let you know the outcome.
Best,

Nelly I. Diaz-Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant II
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Office of the General Counsel
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3510
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 368-8761

From: Adam Vaccaro

Dear Nelly:

I am writing to follow up on this request, which is now overdue by public records law. Respectfully, this delay--in addition to the department's long delay before telling me they could not provide any information based on that request--makes me feel as though this process is needlessly stretching longer than anticipated.

Please let me know if any relevant documents will be provided promptly.

Thanks, as always-
Adam

From: Adam Vaccaro

Dear Nelly:

I am writing to follow up on this request, which is now overdue by public records law. Respectfully, this delay--in addition to the department's long delay before telling me they could not provide any information based on that request--makes me feel as though this process is needlessly stretching longer than anticipated.

Please let me know if any relevant documents will be provided promptly.

Thanks, as always-
Adam

From: Department of Transportation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Transportation

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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