Update: 912 S Carey Street

This home has been vacant for many years, and it was originally added to the blog in 2009.  Unfortunately, no action was taken and the house continued on its decline. It was purchased by Money Line Mortgage, LLC (717 N Union Street, Unit 111, Wilmington, DE 19085) in 2013. Earlier this year, someone was sent […]

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Let’s Talk About Trash

…because as Baltimore residents, that’s what we do. I’ve never discussed garbage more than after I moved to Baltimore in 2000. It’s a constant struggle and source of frustration — if you belong to your neighborhood’s Nextdoor, you probably see the same complaints over and over again, as I do. One of my neighbors constantly […]

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More Dumping at Carroll Park

I went for a walk through Carroll Park today, and as I usually do, I ended up walking along the rail tracks behind the mansion. It’s an interesting view of the park and the surrounding neighborhoods. You can see 611-661 S Monroe from the rail tracks, too. Some would have you believe that nobody uses […]

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Link Roundup

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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1326 Hollins Street

Property Address:  1326 Hollins Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 Property Owner:  Darmay Tolliver, same address (home is not listed as owner-occupied). City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell State Delegates:  Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell Jr, Melvin Stukes Thanks to Reader SS for sending the pics and information — […]

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Former Illegal Gambling Club Now A Blighted Mess

Property Address:  1800 Worcester Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 Property Owner:  Carlyn J. Johnson, 1400 Patapsco Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 This business and its proprietor was the subject of a 2005 City Paper article, after police raided the illegal gambling club and seized cash, guns, and other property — including the club’s membership roster.  Unfortunately, it’s […]

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Updated: Reader Submitted Blight — 1200 Cooksie Street

Thanks to Reader M for the submission! Property Address:  1200 Cooskie Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 – Locust Point Property Owner:  Locust Point Rocket, LLC, 117 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701 Registered Agent for Locust Point Rocket, LLC:  Edward D. Scott, same address. City Council District and Contact:  District 10, Ed Reisinger The Adkins-Burns construction […]

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2037 Orleans Street

Update 3/25/2013:  This home is now in the receivership process. Baltimore Housing filed on 3/13, and the court date is in May.  Hopefully this property will be sold to a responsible property owner who will take care of it.  Many thanks to Reader Rusty for catching this one! Property Address:  2037 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD […]

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101 N. East Avenue

Property Address:  101 N. East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224 Property Owner:  Rudy & Bibiana Encomienda, 200 W Lorraine Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211 City Council District and Contact:  District 1, James Kraft The Comiendas have housing code cases dating back to 1992, including lead paint.  The house has been vacant for three years, but they have […]

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1306 S. Carey Street

Property Address:  1306 S. Carey Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 Property Owner:  Darren Colvin, 4337 Foxglove Court, Belcamp, MD 21017 City Council District and Contact:  District 9, Agnes Welch This property is currently the subject of a foreclosure lawsuit.

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