Slumlords to Receive Stimulus Money in New York

The New York Daily News reports that some of the worst slumlords in New York are slated to receive federal stimulus money — with no requirement that they repair their buildings.  We’ll look into whether any of Baltimore’s slumlords are receiving the same, and will report back. In other news, things are looking even more […]

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Where Does the Money Go?

Who benefits from the money earned by our slumlords?  We had to wonder where their money goes, since it’s obviously not being spent on repairs and lead abatement in their slum properties.  Paul and Aime Nochumowitz filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, after being sued multiple times for lead paint poisoning.  We started looking into who […]

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8 N. Ellwood Avenue: The Saga

We received an email from one of the neighbors who has been watching 8 N. Ellwood Avenue go from bad to worse, and thought it would be interesting to share this with our readers, as we think there are several lessons to be learned from this. When I moved to this block in July 2005, […]

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Baltimore City vs. Stanley Rochkind

Interesting to note that the city has filed for the condemnation of five Rochkind-owned properties on W. Saratoga Street.  Besides the properties in the 900 block of W. Saratoga Street, a Rochkind controlled company also owns 1127 W. Saratoga Street.  This property is on the list of outstanding lead paint violations issued by the Baltimore […]

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Mayor’s Conversation Update

A report from the Mayor’s Conversation on Vacant Homes: “You will probably not be surprised to know that the meeting last night was a bit disappointing. The heads of all the housing-related departments were there, and gave their spiels. Paul Graziano, Michael Braverman, Jackie Cornish, etc. It was interesting for a little bit, and then […]

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Reminder: Mayor’s Neighborhood Conversation on Vacant Homes – OHI Signup for Updates

Don’t forget, the Mayor is having a meeting to discuss the problem of vacant homes in our city.  Please attend if your schedule permits, and ask questions.  This is an excellent opportunity to have your voice heard, especially if you’re a resident. May 6, 2009 6:00pm * 8:00pm Heritage High School on the Lake Clifton […]

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Outer Harbor Initiative Report

From a colleague who attended the hearing: The Outer Harbor Initiative community development hearing took place Thursday, May 23 at City Hall, in front of a full council chambers. The two-hour meeting was met with a mixed reception from city officials and ended with discussions to take the initiative back to affected communities to further refine the terms […]

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Mayor’s Meeting on Vacant Homes

Mayor Dixon is holding a Neighborhood Conversation to discuss the problem of vacant homes in Baltimore City.  If you are able to attend, bring your comments and suggestions: May 6, 2009, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Heritage High School on the Lake Clifton Campus, 2801 Saint Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213 For more information, contact the Mayor’s […]

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417 Pitman Place

Property address:  417 Pitman Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 Property owner:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 City Council District and Contact Info:  12th District, Jack Young Another blighted property in East Baltimore, this one is on a block where people live.  A small alley street not far from Penn Station, […]

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