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Officials take steps to rid city of eyesore properties

January 8, 2014

This multifamily home at 121 Providence St., damaged by a fire, could be demolished under a city initiative to deal with residential “eyesores.” (Photo by Joseph B. Nadeau)

WOONSOCKET -- Call them the ‘Dirty Thirty.’

Some have been damaged by fire, others just plain neglected. Still others are in the fuzzy limbo of foreclosure, neither borrower- nor lender-owned.

What this group of homes has in common is that they’ve soared to the top of the list of residential eyesores in need of most urgent attention. Now they’re about to get some from Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt.

For full story, see Thursday's print edition.

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