Whether you agree with Jimmy Carter’s politics or not, you can’t dispute the fact that he’s done some amazing humanitarian work — especially with Habitat for Humanity.  He’ll be coming to Baltimore in October to work on some HFH homes, according to Jamie Smith-Hopkins in the Baltimore Sun.

And in the “Cry Me a River” category, some contractors are upset about having to follow the EPA’s new lead certification regulations.  Hey guys, $300 is cheaper than a multi-million-dollar lawsuit for poisoning children because you’re too cheap or too lazy to deal with lead paint the right way.

Speaking of lead paint, this site is a great resource for anyone — contractors, parents, teachers — who want to learn more about lead paint and the effects on children.

Baltimore City could take a few lessons from Detroit about what to do when your city is on the decline.