- Associated Press - Friday, June 16, 2017

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - Officials say a proposal to designate a 9/11 memorial in front of a Massachusetts fire station has been passed over without a vote due to “legal procedural problems.”

The Standard-Times of New Bedford reports (https://bit.ly/2t8Z4x9 ) the proposal was passed over during a West Bridgewater town meeting Monday.

The Historical Commission voted against the designation before the meeting. The commission says there was a question as to whether the beam from the World Trade Center towers was historically significant to the town - one of the requirements for the designation.

Several residents expressed their disapproval during the meeting.

Selectman Eldon Moreira says the proposal needs to be moved through because 9/11 “is a national thing.”

The head of the Historical Commission says they will revisit the proposal in the coming weeks.

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