The office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced the open application period for a grant program that seeks to revitalize vacant properties across the the state.
The Distressed Properties Identifications and Revitalization grant program, or DPIR, was created to help cities and towns in Massachusetts identify distressed and vacant properties in order to then advocate for their rehabilitation.
Property tax bills for a majority of homeowners and business owners in Springfield Massachusetts are expected to be lower in 2013. But the reason won’t make most homeowners happy. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.