Clinic Saturation is Bad for Patients, Bad for Neighborhoods

Reposted from Housing Policy Watch: As Baltimore continues to try to re-shape itself, an increase in social-service businesses, particularly methadone clinics, have started to pop up in a handful of neighborhoods, to the dismay of neighbors. While everyone agrees that drug treatment facilities are sorely needed in Baltimore City, particularly as the poverty rate climbs, […]

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City-Owned Crackhouse: 216 S Stricker Street

Property Address:  216 S Stricker Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 Property Owner:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch Neighbors described this home as “a crackhouse” and vacant.  “People were coming in and out all the time, nobody lived there.  People would […]

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Reader Submitted Blight: 1138 N Longwood Street

Property Address:  1138 N Longwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21216 Property Owner:  Sharron D Little, same address City Council District and Contact:  District 9, Pete Welch “Reader LG” had this to say about a home in his neighborhood:  “1138 N. Longwood St., with no door and broken windows. It is serving as a breeding ground for […]

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Everyone Has One…

Just like the crazy uncle everyone shuns at family gatherings…every neighborhood has “that house”.  The one with people coming and going at all hours of the day and night, the one where all the police activity seems to happen — you know the one I’m talking about — it’s the Community Nuisance. Did you know […]

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Link Roundup

After losing an almost-$4 million grant because they didn’t bother to file in time, the City says it’s reworking its lead-paint removal program. A once-grand Brooklyn (NY) neighborhood is now a blighted mess and a battleground between the government and preservationists. More fighting over blighted homes — this time, in New Orleans. Metal thieves — […]

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3 S. Robinson Street

Property Address: 3 S Robinson Street, Baltimore, MD 212224 Property Owner: CFL Holdings, LLC, 3311 Richmond Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213 Resident Agent for CFL Holdings, LLC: Marta Lopushanska Durkee, 3311 Richmond Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213 City Council District and Contact:  District 1, Jim Kraft The previous owner, Kevin E. Byrd (The Signature Group of Baltimore), […]

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Slumlord-Owned SW Baltimore Home Raided by Police

Last night, 1125 Carroll Street in the Washington Village neighborhood was raided by police.  According to a source, among the items seized were a Glock 26, a ski mask, heroin, crack in vials, and large bags of marijuana.  Sources also tell us 1125 Carroll Street has been a problem house for quite some time, one […]

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Slumlord and Drug Kingpin Milton Tillman Indicted in Federal Court

From today’s Baltimore City Paper: According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorneys Office, politically connected ex-con Milton Tillman Jr. and his son, Milton “Moe” Tillman III, were both federally indicted on conspiracy charges that involved their bail-bonds businesses. The release says the indictment, which was filed under seal on Feb. 23, was […]

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More Legal Woes for Drug Kingpin and Slumlord Milton Tillman

Milton Tillman is back in court again, and this time his legal woes have nothing to do with his drug dealing in Baltimore City.  Apparently being a drug kingpin isn’t as lucrative as it once may have been, and he’s now the defendant in multiple foreclosure lawsuits filed by a Mr. David Cohen of the […]

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