Natick’s Select Board this past week approved license renewals for billiards, livery/taxi cabs, and for a dozen… junk dealers.
Junk dealers? In this pristine town?
The term’s nothing personal on the Select Board’s part, it’s just a legacy designation that according to Natick’s website page on the Junk Dealer’s License “is for those looking to be collectors of junk, dealers in junk, or keepers of shops for the purchase, sale, or barter of junk, old metals, or second-hand articles.” This stems from Section 54 of the Commonwealth’s General Laws.
I reached out to handful of those getting their Junk Dealer’s License renewed, including The Gold Rush and Guitar Center.
I guess my email wound up in their junk mail boxes, but I did hear from Gary Stucchi of Stucchi Jewelers in Natick Center. I wanted to know if he took offense to being labeled a junk dealer, or if he wore the title as a badge of honor.
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