Link Roundup

Lots of good stuff in the news this week! In the Baltimore Sun, Luke Broadwater reports the Housing Authority of Baltimore City has disbanded and laid off its Housing Security Unit.  These were the folks responsible for “investigating illegal occupants, nuisance activity, unsecured vacants and vandalism”, according to the article. Developer Mark Manzo wanted to […]

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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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Nonprofit Plans to Renovate Hundreds of Baltimore Homes

According to a Baltimore Sun article, Builders of Hope, a North Carolina-based nonprofit chosen by Ray Lewis, will be renovating hundreds of homes in Baltimore City — near Johns Hopkins University in East Baltimore. Unfortunately, like most “good news” in Baltimore, this also comes with a tinge of scandal — Builders of Hope is also […]

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Link Roundup

An interesting article from the Village Voice about Orthodox Jewish slumlords.  In the end, let’s heap the blame on the Satmars? Oops, sorry housing project residents.  We’re taking out your park and putting in a charter school whether you like it or not. (Via @editbarry) While I’m all for the Red Line,  I have to […]

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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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