The city of Lowell dropped off a big pile of tax takings to be recorded today - 227 in all, 218 on recorded land (document type TAKE) and 9 on registered land (TAX TAKING). They are all for FY2012 real estate taxes and most seem to be in the $2000 to $4000 range.
In past years, these documents were treated mostly as ongoing liens on the property to be settled the next time the premises was sold or refinanced. Last year, however, the city bundled these tax takings up and auctioned them off. Presumably the same thing will happen again this summer so anyone whose name appears on one of these documents would be wise to contact the city tax collector and try to bring some resolution to the proceedings sooner rather than later.