Photo of Jim Crow graffiti in Baltimore

Jim Crow is Alive and Well…

Yesterday I posted an Instagram photo of a piece of graffiti [Name Withheld] did on the top of a building near Clipper Mill, and I had my first Instagram Fight. The photo I posted was this: Jim Crow Runs Bmore. Indeed “he” does, but having this idea, and saying so publicly, sparked a discussion about Read more about Jim Crow is Alive and Well…[…]


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Maryland lead program opens registration for rental properties built before 1978

Currently, Maryland law requires rental properties built before 1950 to be registered with the Maryland Department of the Environment, and comply with risk reduction standards.  As of January 2015, all rental properties built before 1978 will now have to be registered. This change in the law has the potential to greatly reduce the number of Read more about Maryland lead program opens registration for rental properties built before 1978[…]


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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 14 Baltimore City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations

MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency for statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Under the 1994 “Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Act,” MDE assures compliance with mandatory requirements for lead risk reduction in rental units built before 1950, maintains a statewide listing of registered and inspected units and provides Read more about MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 14 Baltimore City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations[…]


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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against City Lead Paint Violators

In December 2013, the Maryland Department of the Environment issued enforcement actions against the following Baltimore City property owners for lead paint violations: Damian D. Tucker and Pia Tucker – 4 affected properties – $43,300 for alleged violations. DACA Properties, LLC – 1 affected property – $32,500 for alleged violations. Daniel Lopez, Jr. (Trustee) – Read more about MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against City Lead Paint Violators[…]


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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 36 City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations

From the Maryland Department of the Environment: MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency for statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Under the 1994 “Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Act,” MDE assures compliance with mandatory requirements for lead risk reduction in rental units built before 1950, maintains a statewide listing Read more about MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 36 City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations[…]