The Town of Brookhaven says it is taking on the problem of abandoned, boarded up and burnt-out homes.

Demolition began Wednesday on the “Dirty Dozen,” a group of 12 vacant houses in the area.

The demolition was part of the Vacant Building Registration.

Brookhaven law requires absentee owners to register their unoccupied homes. If the building is not registered with Brookhaven and...

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