The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo.
Charles Sammon, 37, of West Pittston, PA., was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison yesterday for a scheme in which he collected fees at closings for triple-decker units in Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain involving buyers who then promptly defaulted, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
And they were the original transit-oriented development, to boot, Hub Business explains.
The Times (yes, not the Globe) reports triple-deckers are being foreclosed - and even abandoned - at a much higher rate than other types of houses. Blame out-of-town investors, who bought them up and repeatedly flipped many of them without putting much back into them, for simply abandoning the properties:
On some streets in New Bedford, tight rows of triple-deckers are now interrupted here and there by dirt lots, which impart the odd effect of missing teeth.