Owners of Empty Storefronts Could Be Fined

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BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- A proposal by a Boston City Councilor hopes to end empty storefronts.

The idea is to collect data on how many property owners are keeping their storefronts and luxury apartments intentionally vacant with the hope of cashing in as demand rises.

City councilor Matthew O'Malley says even though Boston's economy has been booming for the past ten years some downtown neighborhoods are being held back because of speculation.

O'Malley says Arlington charges the owners of empty storefronts several hundreds of dollars a year.

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