Legislative Action: Your Help is Needed!

There are several bills before the Maryland Legislature that would substantially weaken protection for children who have been exposed to lead paint, and offer loopholes for negligent property owners who ignore the law — please lend your voice to the many who oppose these bills! Every year in Maryland there are 3200 children poisoned by […]

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Recommended Charitable Giving 2012

As you’re contemplating the many deserving charities for your end of the year giving, here are some of our favorites — they’re all local, and they all work hard to make Baltimore a better city, despite the odds.  Give often, and give generously! A few new additions to the list for 2012, some of the […]

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Link Roundup

Columbus mayor:  City will spend money to demolish unsafe vacant homes. In Chicago, a young girl was raped at gunpoint between two vacant homes in the West Englewood neighborhood.  Neighbors say the vacants are more than just a threat to property values, and they want action. Instead of paying lead paint lawsuit judgments, the city’s […]

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New EPA Lead Rules Effective Today

From the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning: Today, the EPA Final Rule removing the “opt-out” provision goes into effect. Owner occupants are no longer able to opt-out contractors from having to use lead safe work practices in their home if there are no children under age 6 in the property. Release reiterates that EPA […]

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