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July 13, 2012

Editorial: New anti-blight strategy begins to show results

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The other property where a bank has stepped in ahead of a receiver is a three-decker at 30-32 Primrose St.

Two properties in the three months since the program was announced may seem a painfully slow start. But it is a start, and the old process was even slower and largely ineffective.

Meanwhile, about 10 more properties have been added to the target list.

Let's hope the city keeps up the pressure and the momentum builds to put these blighted properties in the hands of owners who will care for them.

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