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Two-Alarm Fire Guts Three Vacants, Damages Occupied Home in Pigtown

BCFD was called to a two-alarm fire in the 1100 block of Ward Street in Pigtown this morning, at approximately 0600, where they found three vacant homes on…

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If you live in Baltimore City, you won’t want to miss this important meeting regarding the second round of proposed irresponsible cuts to the fire department.  Your home…

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Changes coming for BCFD firefighters — the mayor’s budget calls for longer hours, and a loss of 100 to 300 positions due to attrition (depending on which media…

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Lots of fires and injuries as a result of fires this week.  A sampling: Saturday’s two-alarmer on Falkirk Road forced two people to jump for safety, according to…

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New Information for “Residential Relief Foundation” Scam Victims

Read more on the Residential Relief Foundation and its mortgage scams here and here. The FTC has announced that it will be distributing over $1 million to homeowners…

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2500 Eutaw Place: A Story of Spite and Abandonment

Many thanks to Reader LR for playing tour guide and snooping around with me! This home has a fascinating history.  Originally built in 1895 by Captain Isaac Emerson,…

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Detroit braces for a state takeover, Governor Snyder cites lack of city services to citizens as a catalyst for action. As much as Baltimore denies its Rust Belt…

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What I don’t understand…if the constant violations and fines didn’t work — why didn’t anyone take further action against the property owner — including jail time — before…

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The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently issued a report on investor activity in Atlanta.  Not surprisingly, the study found that investors were buying up…

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Who Lived There? 701 W Lafayette Avenue

This property was the subject of an earlier blog post that detailed the unlawful business practices of the owner, dating back to the 1940s.  It also got me…