When Properties Go Into Foreclosure, Who Pays?

Using Q3 2014 foreclosure data reported by the state DHCD, Maryland has held steady as the number-two state for foreclosure filings in 2014, just behind Florida. In fact, foreclosure filings in Maryland have increased since Q2 2014. To put this into context, foreclosure activity has declined nationwide by 15.9% since 2013, yet in Maryland, it Read more about When Properties Go Into Foreclosure, Who Pays?[…]

A Tale of Three Cities

People make much of the idea of “two cities” in Baltimore — one, affluent and white, and the other is usually labeled as poor and black. This view leaves out the third group: the folks, black and white, who earn around the city’s median income of $40,000 or so, and have solid potential to be Read more about A Tale of Three Cities[…]

How Not to Do Social Media, WYPR Style

UPDATE: This morning (1/4/2015), I received the following missive from Tony Brandon, head of WYPR. Sadly, he seems to have dismissed the matter, and doesn’t seem to understand the seriousness of censorship by the media: “WYPR has a policy of not blocking social media unless it is abusive or excessive. We are taking steps to Read more about How Not to Do Social Media, WYPR Style[…]