Charlestown boat owners, who fear eviction from a marina that has fallen into disrepair, were granted a small victory Monday when a Suffolk County judge said their boats could stay until at least early September.
The Monday hearing was the latest in a three-year legal battle between the state and the marina's owner, Martin Oliner, over the decaying piers of the Shipyard Quarters Marina, home to 112 boats, including about 30 houseboats.
In an injunction filed earlier this month by Attorney General Martha Coakley, the state asked Oliner to submit plans to fix the pier, which is filled with collapsing beams and rusted steel pilings.
Suffolk Judge Elizabeth Fahey asked for a detailed inspection report by the next hearing, to be held in early September. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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