Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Anza, charged with environmental violations and animal cruelty, faces charges in court this week.
Santo Anza, Northborough man charged with multiple environmental violations and animal cruelty for an alleged operation of an illegal dumping site (SA Farms), faces his trial date this Thursday, March 28, at 8:50 a.m. in Worcester Superior Court, according to a press release submitted by the Office of the Attorney General. Anza, 51, was indicted in December of 2011 "on the charges of violating the Massachusetts Clean Air Act (3 counts), violating the Massachusetts Solid Waste Act (10 counts), and Animal Cruelty (3 counts)." “We allege that the defendant operated an illegal dump site that was used to dispose of rotten food, garbage, and dead animals, among other materials,” said Attorney General Martha Coakley in a press release. “These …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Santo Anza's trial continues, as he faces charges of environmental and animal cruelty violations.
Monday, January 7
James McQuade, the solid waste section chief of the Department Environmental Protection's Central Region in Worcester, said that Santo Anza never received authorization to operate a solid waste facility on his property, reported the Telegram and Gazette. Anza, who is accused of operating an illegal dump at SA Farm on Whitney Street in Northborough, and also of animal cruelty charges, faced another round of testimony on Friday in Worcester Superior Court. After numerous complaints from residents, the attorney general shut down the operation, and served Anza with the charges in October, 2011. Anza's trial will continue on Jan. 31.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
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…
Monday, March 19, 2012
Denied his plans last time around, Santo Anza has submitted an updated notice of intent to the Conservation Commission for his property on Whitney Street.
Denied by the Conservation Commission in January, Santo Anza has resubmitted upated plans for his property at 432 Whitney St. in Northborough. Anza was initially denied his submission for a variety of reasons, the most significant that he planned to bring fill too close to wetlands, which are protected by the town's bylaws. "There were pages and pages of decisions revolving around various things he didn't provide or meet the bylaws for," said Town Engineer Fred Litchfield. [The commission] had asked for information and he neglected to supply it. They cited the State Wetlands Protection Act. He needed permits and he did not have those. There were several things." Anza, who owns SA Farm at 429 Whitney St., submitted to the commission a new …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
SA Farm owner faces charges of animal cruelty and multiple environmental violations.
Submitted by the office of Attorney General Martha Coakley A Northborough man has been arraigned in connection with multiple environmental violations and animal cruelty for the alleged operation of an illegal dumping site, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Santo Anza, Jr., age 51, of Northborough, has been arraigned on the charges of violating the Massachusetts Clean Air Act (three counts), violating the Massachusetts Solid Waste Act (10 counts), and Animal Cruelty (three counts). Santo Anza was arraigned today in Worcester Superior Court where he pleaded not guilty and was released on personal recognizance, with the condition that he not contact citizen witnesses who testified against him. According to …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Here's a brief look at what we learned on Northborough Patch last week.
The Northborough Community Garden is flourishing. To celebrate, there's a grand opening ceremony coming up soon. And Northborough Patch headed over to the garden to capture the sprouting edibles in all its glory. Santo Anza Jr., the controversial owner of SA Farms in Northborough, filed a larceny complaint, stating that one of his work trailers was broken into and some miscellaneous tools — some of them very expensive — were taken. Our Whiz Kid this week's all about the animals, raising money to help them at the Worcester Animal Rescue League. Weigh in on the controversial subject of spanking kids at a form of punishment. Are you for it or against it? A Northborough man was charged with assault (which included brandishing a knife) on his …