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Changes coming for BCFD firefighters — the mayor’s budget calls for longer hours, and a loss of 100 to 300 positions due to attrition (depending on which media source you read, the number changes).  This equates to longer hours for what amounts to less pay.  Unfair and unwarranted, how about giving other city employees the […]

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Lots of fires and injuries as a result of fires this week.  A sampling: Saturday’s two-alarmer on Falkirk Road forced two people to jump for safety, according to WBAL. Two firefighters were injured in a fire on W. North Avenue, one received first-degree burns, the other received second-degree burns.  Neither were determined to be life-threatening. […]

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The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently issued a report on investor activity in Atlanta.  Not surprisingly, the study found that investors were buying up property in neighborhoods where poverty and vacancy rates were high, and median home values were low. A group of Montgomery County legislators have introduced a bill that […]

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Update: 400 block of E 20th Street

Two and a half years after writing about this blighted, deserted block — it has been demolished.  From yesterday’s press release: Today’s demolition makes way for the Barclay Phase II rental community, part of a larger comprehensive revitalization plan for the Barclay/ Midway/Old Goucher (BMOG) neighborhood. The BMOG Plan includes the multi-phased redevelopment of 322 […]

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Last Link Roundup of 2012!

A recap of all the newsworthy links in 2012. January Early in 2012, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was grilled by the MD Legislature about the status of the city’s lead paint judgements.  The city was refusing to pay, saying the judgement would bankrupt the city — a shame they didn’t think about that before allowing children […]

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BCFD Truck 10 To Remain Open Until October

Bittersweet news — Truck Company 10 in Sandtown-Winchester is to remain open until October of this year — no news as to the fate of Truck Company 15 and Squad 11. Truck Company 10 primarily serves the following neigborhoods (and serves as backup all over the city when neighborhood trucks are on another call): Allendale, […]

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BCFD Closures Postponed…AGAIN.

Now the closures have been postponed until July 9.  Wouldn’t this lead one to believe someone’s not sure of their unwise decision to close them in the first place? Go here to get contact info for Chief James Clack and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and let them know we need our fire department, intact and fully […]

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BCFD Fire Company Closures Postponed! ACT NOW!

Baltimore City has postponed closing the three fire companies slated for closure on July 1.  The new date is July 5 — apparently they found it wasn’t a good idea to decrease fire protection over a holiday weekend, immediately following a storm that left many residents without power. Of course this begs the question — […]

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