New owner vows to turn around seedy Worcester rooming house
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The new owner of a long-troubled rooming house in Worcester says he aims to change the property’s reputation and vows to run a tight ship.
The Telegram & Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2dKwVq0 ) 60-year-old Michael O’Rourke plans to seek an operating license for his new acquisition, the Albion rooming house in the city’s Main South section, on Thursday.
Boasting 68 units, the Albion is Worcester’s largest rooming house. Police have frequently been called to the property, which has also had health and safety violations.
In the period between March 1 and June 15, a total of 100 police incidents were logged at the property. City inspectors reported 84 code violations at the Albion between January 2015 and April 2016.
O’Rourke has already made numerous cosmetic improvements to the building.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com