Abandoned Athol, Fitchburg Homes in Line for Rehab

Five towns central Massachusetts towns hit hard by foreclosures after the 2008 recession stand to benefit from a multi-agency program that aims to rehab blighted properties, incorporating energy efficiency measures, and to sell the newly-efficient homes to low- and moderate-income families.

Who Are You Calling ‘Blighted’?

The dreary and stunningly mediocre Charles River Park apartment complex is all that remains of a big chunk of the old West End, torn down via eminent domain by Boston officials back in the 1950s.