Prosecutors say Santo Anza accepted piles of garbage at his Northborough property.
Neighbors who brought the issue before the Board of Selectmen and Zoning Board of Appeals in Northborough years ago probably would not be surprised to find that prosecutors have accused Santo Anza of taking money to accept piles of garbage at his property, as many neighbors on Whitney have complained of wafting smells of garbage and trucks coming and going at unusual hours. Anza was charged last year by the Attorney General of operating an illegal dumping ground masked as a "farm," and faces accusations of environmental violations and animal cruelty. According to the Boston Business Journal, Anza, who appeared in Worcester Superior Court last Thursday, was accused of taking money to accept garbage at his Whitney Street property, which he …
Santo Anza, who faces charges for operating an illegal dump, heads back to court on Friday.
Thursday, January 3
The trial is underway for Santo Anza, a Northborough man who is facing allegations of operating an illegal dump at his property on Whitney Street, and also animal cruelty charges, according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. A resident and neighbor, Gina Babcock, testified in the trial that began last Friday, stating that the smell of garbage made her feel “like a hostage in my own home.” Anza, who is 52, has been called before numerous Northborough boards—including the ZBA and Board of Selectmen—on many occasions after complaints about his operation of SA Farms, which residents argue is a mask for an illegal dumping ground. He was arraigned in connection with multiple environmental violations and animal cruelty last January, announced…
Santo Anza, accused of operating an illegal dump, pleaded not guilty to environmental and animal cruelty charges.