Blighted Baltimore Home Once the Site of a Horrific Murder

Featured on the blog a few days ago, this home on Pulaski Highway was once the site of a gruesome murder in 1994 that left the matriarch of a powerful Baltimore family dead. On November 16, 1994, Debra Stevens, a Gypsy palm reader and fortune teller, was found dead in her home. She had been […]

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Link Roundup

Did you know Maryland offers an income tax credit for low-income/elderly renters?  It follows the premise that renters pay property taxes as part of their rent, and therefore should be allowed an opportunity to recoup some of that money.  The deadline for filing each year is September 1. The past few years have seen an […]

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Murder Victim Found Inside Slumlord-Owned Home

WBAL reported a body was found in a house fire on S. Monroe Street Wednesday morning.  According to a City source on the scene, the body was dumped in the vacant home, wrapped in plastic.  This is the second time a body wrapped in plastic was found in a burned home, according to the source.  […]

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Accused Murderer Lived in Pigtown

Lavelva Merritt, one of two people accused of stabbing and robbing Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn, was a resident of Pigtown until May of 2010.  Her former address:  1166 Washington Boulevard, in City Council District 9.  You can read more about the robbery and murder here. Formerly owned by Section-8 slumlord Ronald Auth, the house […]

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Accused Murder Lived in Home Owned by Milton Tillman’s Business Partner

From today’s Baltimore Sun: Chauncey Jones is just the kind of guy the state parole and probation system’s Violence Prevention Initiative was created to keep tabs on. But his inclusion on the list and multiple allegations of violations weren’t enough to send him back to jail before he was charged with murder. According to court […]

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A Pastor, A Drug Dealer, and a Slumlord Walk Into Court…

…and all legal hell breaks loose, according to court records. Disgraced pastor Kevin Pushia, accused of hiring someone to kill a blind and disabled man with church funds, is also involved in a legal tussle with Baltimore’s most notorious drug kingpin and Baltimore’s most notorious slumlord, according to court records.  In 2007, Pushia filed suit […]

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