From the Baltimore News American - offer for purchase 417 E Fayette Street

The Most Baltimore Thing.

Going through the city’s tax sale list brings up the usual slumlords, tax scofflaws, and people all over the city who owe money for one reason or another. It’s usually pretty uneventful, though last year found M&T Bank Stadium and Camden Yards on the list, which was amusing. This year’s intriguing item is 417 E Read more about The Most Baltimore Thing.[…]

Happy Holidays!

On the first day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me…a house that was very slummy. On the second day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me…two violations and a house that was very slummy. On the third day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me…three faulty outlets, two violations, and a house that was Read more about Happy Holidays![…]

Help Save African-American History in 2016!

Start out your new year by attending this important CHAP hearing, so that 1232 Druid Hill Avenue can be declared a landmark. If you recall, Bethel AME Church, the owner of “Freedom House” (1234 Druid Hill Avenue) showed a complete lack of regard for its historic status and demolished the structure — let’s not let Read more about Help Save African-American History in 2016![…]

TOMORROW: Rally to Save Baltimore Civil Rights History

Bethel AME Church has demolished one of Baltimore’s historic civil rights landmarks, located at 1234 Druid Hill Avenue, and it’s unclear as to whether they want to demolish 1232. Neighbors, community activists, and preservationists are horrified by the lack of respect the church has shown towards these historic homes over the years. They’ve allowed them Read more about TOMORROW: Rally to Save Baltimore Civil Rights History[…]

2015 Historic Preservation Awards Nominations

Baltimore Heritage, a group I love and support, is holding their call for nominations again, for the 2015 Historic Preservation Awards. Historic preservation, particularly in a city like Baltimore that is experiencing a slight…identity crisis, shall we say…is incredibly important. When we fail to preserve our past, we lose what made us great — we Read more about 2015 Historic Preservation Awards Nominations[…]

Looking Forward to 2015: The Year of the Neighborhoods!

2015 is bringing some interesting challenges, but with challenges come opportunities. I’ve decided that here at HPW, 2015 is going to be the Year of the Neighborhoods. We’ll be focusing on making our neighborhoods stronger and safer, and also cleaner. Projects and activities are being planned — if your neighborhood is interested in participating, sign Read more about Looking Forward to 2015: The Year of the Neighborhoods![…]

GivingTuesday 2013

Really excited to announce that we’ll be part of #GivingTuesday this year.  In case you don’t know what it is — here’s the scoop: Thanks to the awesome folks at GiveCorps, on Tuesday, December the 3rd, it’s an all-out fundfest.  (Just to give you an idea as to how this could work, the Pittsburgh Foundation Read more about GivingTuesday 2013[…]

What’s New?

Since starting this project in the Spring, work has begun on some fun projects — in November, I’ll be working with a group of kids at a charter school to embark on an advocacy campaign, the topic of which the kids will decide.  We’ll develop a strategy, a communications calendar, and then hopefully present the Read more about What’s New?[…]