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Charlestown boat residents fear eviction looms

Six years ago, Michael Sullivan lived in a comfortable brownstone in Boston’s South End. It was a nice place to rent, but he was pushing 30 and wanted a home of his own.

He took a second job, bartending on weekends, but most Boston homes remained out of his price range, and he did not want to live in the suburbs. He had given up when, browsing Craigslist, he saw an ad for a 55-foot houseboat in Charlestown, which he went to tour.

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