Up Next: Councilor Russell takes aim at absentee landlords

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By filing five items on the Tuesday, March 29, City Council meeting agenda, District 3 Councilor George J. Russell hopes to tackle what he sees as a major problem: absentee landlords.

George Russell

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George Russell

“It makes you think to yourself that the city is doing so much combating crime and other issues, and then you hear from the police at a crime watch meeting that some of these issues stem back to absentee landlord properties,” Russell said.

Russell said he recently attended a neighborhood watch meeting at Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary where he first heard from a Worcester Police captain of a possible correlation between absentee owners and crime.


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