Mayor Menino declares war on owners of dangerous properties in wake of blaze - 2010-09-19
Some owners of properties on the list have promised to rehab their troubled buildings.
For example, in a highly touted 2008 deal, the Church of Scientology of Boston bought a rundown property at Massachusetts Avenue and Washington Street. Now, 33 months later, it still has weakened stairs, weak walls and debris. The church is seeking approval from the Landmarks Commission to renovate. When asked if he was concerned about the dangers inside, Kevin Hall, the church's human rights director, said: "Of course - that's why we are going to renovate it and make it better."