Friday Morning Headlines: Coldstream Homestead Montebello Seeks Investment; Ravens Win First Preseason Game; and More

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Looking up: Despite blighted housing and crime, Baltimore neighborhood sees itself as worth investing in — Baltimore Sun

Ravens Get Preseason Win Over Redskins — WBAL

Baltimore Residents Struggle to Pay Increasing Water Bills — Baltimore Magazine

University of Maryland Medical unveils plans for $100M outpatient center — BBJ

Victims Remembered 1 Year After Deadly Silver Spring Apartment Explosion — CBS Baltimore

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New Plan Aims to Demolish Thousands of Baltimore Vacants

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016 3:38pm

A demo of the demo (via Larry Hogan/Facebook)

A demo of the demo on N. Stricker St. (via Larry Hogan/Facebook)

Gov. Larry Hogan already closed Baltimore’s decrepit men’s jail. Now, the state and city governments are looking to wipe out some of the city’s big swaths of vacant properties. Read More →

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Community Groups Win Case Against Notorious Vacant Property Owner

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 9:37am

Photo via Baltimore Slumlord Watch

Photo via Baltimore Slumlord Watch

Vacant properties are a serious source of problems in Baltimore. Studies have shown that blocks with vacants have significantly higher reports of violence, theft, and drug crimes; abandoned houses lower nearby property values while at the same time draining already-strained municipal services. In Baltimore, the fight against vacant properties is complicated by landlords who live out of town. But Baltimore’s absentee landlords–slumlords, if you’re not feeling polite–are hopefully feeling a bit more uneasy this week, after a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge handed down a ruling against absentee landlord Scott Wizig. Read More →


Will a ShopRite Across the Street Be Enough to Resuscitate Howard Park’s Ambassador Theater?

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 09, 2012 9:41am


The Ambassador, sister establishment to the beloved but embattled Senator Theatre, has been an evocative, run-down shell in Howard Park for the past several years, the building condemned, owners and neighborhood leaders at a loss to reimagine the space.

Well, despite a “minimally” damaging fire inside the theater last week, a ShopRite scheduled to open across the street in 2013 is enough to make Howard Park downright optimistic about the historic building’s future. Members of city council as well as the buildings co-owners have expressed their excitement regarding the art deco eyesore. Read More →

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