Detroit makes safe routes to school a priority, plans to tear down vacants along school routes.  “…But the reinvention of Detroit cannot be complete without including the neighborhoods.” I wonder if Baltimore is listening.

Palm Beach County, Florida ranks second among large metro areas for vacant homes. Interesting fact from the article: “According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, vacant and foreclosed homes may reduce prices of nearby homes by $8,600 to $17,000 per property.”

Sections of Detroit are becoming dumping grounds for homicide victims, due to the large number of abandoned properties.

Are demolition costs in Baltimore really twice that of Detroit?

Will Baltimore City pay for repair costs for residents’ flooded basements, or will these residents once again get stuck with the city’s tab?

After being called to aid an injured man, a Baltimore City EMT and the patient fell through a hole in the front porch of a vacant home, into the basement.