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City tracks trouble with interactive map

Fall River police are going high-tech to keep tabs on the city's problem properties.

They're enforcing the city's Chronic Nuisance Property Ordinance with the help of an interactive map.

It relies on real-time information gathered by the Office of Neighborhood Outreach and the Modern Technology Council.

"Historically, you have to wait for a complaint to come in to the mayor's office regarding a problem property in the city. Today, we're ahead of that complaint," Mayor Will Flanagan said.

Calls are logged at the police department and logged in real time. Those calls become dots on the map. As the dots add up in certain areas -- red means it's a hot spot for trouble -- police can take action.

City leaders unveiled the map at a press event Monday.

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