Reader-Submitted Blight: 211 W Lanvale Street

Update 3/14/2013: Neighbors report a sudden flurry of activity and work going on at this address, since our last post. Update: From the owner of the property (edited to remove unpleasant remarks): My name is Jim MacLaughlin and I am the managing partner of Three Cowboys Holding Co, LLC and American Management. We have a […]

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Brothers Used W. Baltimore Vacant Home to House Pit Bulls

You probably remember the sad tale of poor Phoenix, the pit bull that suffered 3rd degree burns at the hands of two Baltimore teens.  What you may not know is that the two boys, twin brothers Tremayne and Travers Johnson, housed their pit bulls in a vacant West Baltimore rowhome:  1616 N. Gilmor Street (Baltimore […]

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Broken Window Syndrome: A Tale of One Street in Baltimore. Maybe Your Street.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why derelict properties are a bad thing.  One house can bring down an entire block, and then the whole street, and then a community.  Like a set of dominos, the broken window syndrome happens when we stop caring about things like trash and blight, and worry […]

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