Paying to play? In Methuen, Mass., some parents who told their kids to "go outside and play" were charged $500 by their condo association.
According to the Stonecleave Village Association, Inc., children were violating a bylaw by playing organized sports in a common area of the complex. But according to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, who filed charges against the Stonecleave association for discriminating against families with kids, the association didn't take any action against adults who violated similar bylaws by throwing an unapproved party in the common area.
Help save play in Massachusetts! Contact the Stonecleave property manager, Elaine Romano, and tell her to stop picking on the kids of Stonecleave Village.
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