Scituate: Humarock homeowners upset over town’s July 3rd handling of bonfire ban

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Tuesday night, three Humarock Beach homeowners attempted to individually go before the Scituate Board of Selectmen during the walk-in period, but Chair Joe Norton refused to let them be heard. At the beginning of the meeting, a written statement was read explaining that under the advice of counsel, the board would not comment on on-going court matters dealing with this year’s July 3rd and 4th holiday activities on Humarock Beach.

But 26-year Humarock resident John Boujoulian feels the town tried to intimidate him–especially when 20 officers arrived at his home midnight of July 3rd, “I had my company, family and friends, out on my deck; didn’t have a fire just like they asked me not to and State Police officers in full riot gear with face masks ran right through my front yard. No fire, no fireworks, no nothing. I don’t have the money to fight it in court. I thought I could share that with them and they don’t even what to hear it in here.”

When Boujoulian went before Scituate Selectmen with his complaints, Chair Norton repeatedly slammed his gravel down and called for the assistance of a police officer, who arrived and briefly stood in the hallway, but no action was taken.

Boujoulian and other angered residents said the bonfire issue isn’t over yet and they are trying to get on the Selectmen’s next meeting agenda.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.