Nearly half of the properties that were two years behind paying taxes a month ago have managed to at least partially catch up.
The city's list of properties that haven't yet paid their 2013 or 2012 taxes included about 220 properties when it was released at the beginning of the year.
The most recent tax arrears list, which is released weekly, shows that has been reduced to about 120 properties.
Those properties face increasing fines and penalties as the year goes on, with the ultimate fate being a tax auction in October. That is rare, although two properties were auctioned off last year.
The city's tax arrears listing has drawn plenty of attention in the past few years, with homes and businesses linked to the mayor and the former city manager making appearances.
The current list features properties that owe as little as $10.30 (for a vacant lot at 702 Franklin St.) and as much as $281,887.85 (for the Shape Foods plant on Victoria Avenue East).