Boston Edison 'Ice House' faces new problems

In the winter it was like something out of a movie, a Boston Edison district home dubbed "The Ice House."

"The one day we pulled up and saw a wall of ice coming out of the side of the house, it was kind of a well - that's not good." says Greg Sikora who lives close to the home.

"It was so much ice coming out the windows and everything." says nearby neighbor Tiketa Laws.

In January, the person living there, Rev. Elton Williamson Sr. took FOX 2 inside. He hired a lawyer who claims the property owners unlawfully locked him out of his home.  

Now, six months later, the ice has melted and it's more like a jungle house.

"I thought someone was taking care of it.. but apparently not," says Laws.

Anyone can have access and apparently people are taking advantage of the open door policy.

"It doesn't add to the safety of the neighborhoods," Sikora says.

"It makes us look bad. It makes Detroit look bad," Laws explains.

Now the concern? If nothing is done to this property what will happen to the houses next to it? Like so many other neighborhoods in the city, blight like this can spread and it can be hard to stop.

So what can you do?

Sikora suggests, "If you live next to an abandoned house if you can cut the front lawn and make it look better as a community and make it look better."

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