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Friedman said the Mattapan CDC’s operations began unraveling after Executive Director Spencer DeShields left a few years ago. The city has slapped $23,000 of property-tax liens on the group’s buildings, while the CDC’s last annual report to the state showed the nonprofit had a $781,000 deficit at 2009’s end.
Hub officials gave the group $284,500 in building-rehab grants in recent years for pre-construction work, but held back another $950,000 when the nonprofit’s operations frayed.
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