By John Loftus for the Northeast Times
The long-vacant property at 2815 Normandy Rd., which was destroyed by fire on Jan. 24. Only a shell remains of what had once been a showplace when the development was new.
“It was a Normandy sample home,” Nightingale Road neighbor Donna Caristo said in an interview.
Now vacant for at least three years, the home attracted problems, and local residents have tried to get something done about what they called a neighborhood nuisance. Like houses on other streets throughout the city, once a home becomes vacant and the property becomes run down, it can become hard to get anything done about it. The property turns into a sore point for neighbors worried about safety hazards, vandalism and damage to their own property values.
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