photo of 1411 Division Street, Baltimore, after a 2015 fire.

The Life and Death of 1411 Division Street

I’m not going to lie — this building has kept me up a few nights, perhaps more than a few, and last night was no exception. As reported in the Baltimore Sun, 1411 Division Street met its demise at the hands of a contractor who was supposed to only demolish fire-damaged rear walls, but ended Read more about The Life and Death of 1411 Division Street[…]

Photo of the Baltimore City Fire Department at a fire on Ward Street in Pigtown, 2013

As Temperatures Drop…

…instances of fatal fires and carbon monoxide poisoning go up.  Don’t add to these dreadful statistics — be proactive and keep your family safe. Baltimore City residents can call 311 or go online to request smoke detectors. The fire department will bring and install them — for free. You should have one on every floor Read more about As Temperatures Drop…[…]

Why HB0268 Was Needed

Today’s fatal fire at 447 N Lakewood Avenue is a tragic example of why the LLC transparency bill, introduced in the Maryland Legislature by Delegate Stephen Lafferty was so necessary.  Yet it was shot down by delegates who perhaps put more importance on hiding the owners of LLCs than on their taxpaying constituents. (Link opens Read more about Why HB0268 Was Needed[…]