Wrentham flag ban was short-lived for a reason

Residents of a public housing complex in Wrentham were understandably outraged this week when the city’s housing department informed them via flier that they were no longer allowed to display the American flag in common areas, like the facades of their own apartments.

Fortunately, the state’s Department of Housing and Community ­Development quickly stepped in to clarify that the flier was in error. While department policy does bar residents from placing private items in the common areas, that policy doesn’t apply to respectful and safe displays of the American flag.

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