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City sold hundreds of lots at big discount

Officials defend program as way to gain tax revenue

By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / September 4, 2009

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Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston has signed off on the sale of hundreds of city-owned lots at a fraction of their assessed value in an effort to get them back on the tax rolls, but the way City Hall doled out the land often has not involved competitive public bidding and is now drawing sharp criticism from one of ... (Full article: 1079 words)

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