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As rents soar in Boston, low-income tenants try to stave off...

The Thursday vibe at the sprawling Edward W. Brooke Courthouse on New Chardon Street in downtown Boston has a jittery, jagged edge to it....

Interview: Tax liens in Worcester

Chris Burrell, reporter for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and WGBH, spoke with Ana Bottary of Charter TV 3's Worcester News Tonight...

Interview: When you lose your house over a delinquent water bill

A new report from the New England Center from Investigative Reporting finds some cities and towns in Massachusetts are cashing in on homeowners who...

Some cities are cashing in on homeowners’ tax debts

Some cities in Massachusetts are cashing in on homeowners who have failed to pay tax bills by running auctions that pull in thousands of...

For too many people, the ‘recovery’ never happened

Frances Louis unlawfully walked into an unlocked vacant townhouse in Roxbury in 2009 claiming that the new owners owed her a moral debt to...

Retirees Struggle to Locate Billions in Lost Pensions

By Liam Knox And Lucas Smolcic Larson Deborah Imondi knows pensions. The 66-year-old retiree from Johnston, Rhode Island, managed a large corporate pension fund for...

Lawmakers grapple with solutions to peril of tax liens (Pt. 3)

Critics of a state law that allows cities and towns in Massachusetts to sell tax lien debt to private investment companies have been calling...

Renters face eviction in wake of tax lien foreclosures (Pt. 2)

Renters aren’t responsible for paying the property taxes or water and sewer bills. Their monthly rent helps cover those costs, but it’s up to...

Tax Lien Law Haunts Massachusetts Property Owners (Pt. 1)

Imagine losing your home and all your equity because you failed to pay a $500 water or sewer bill. As dozens of cities and towns...

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