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A new look!

Welcome back to the Slumlord Watch project. Making some changes to the website, as you can see. In the meantime, while the individual property posts are being updated,…

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Link Roundup

Haven’t done one of these in a while, so there are lots of random interesting links! Oh, the things people do in and around vacants…don’t let your kids…

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Like Toadstools After a Rainstorm…

You’ve seen them, I know you have.  They pop up everywhere, as if by magic:  Bandit Signs.  They usually say “WE BUY HOUSES” or something similar, with a…

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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 16 City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations

From the Maryland Department of the Environment: MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency for statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Under the 1994…

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Link Roundup

Lots of good stuff in the news this week! In the Baltimore Sun, Luke Broadwater reports the Housing Authority of Baltimore City has disbanded and laid off its…

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Smoke Detectors Save Lives

A tragic fire in Pottsville, PA on Mother’s Day claimed the lives of six people — including four children under the age of 9.  No smoke detectors were…

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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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Link Roundup

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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Link Roundup

A Baltimore real estate developer was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a “pot conspiracy”, according to the City Paper. Two US lawmakers, including…

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Last Link Roundup of 2012!

A recap of all the newsworthy links in 2012. January Early in 2012, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was grilled by the MD Legislature about the status of the city’s…