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Former Housing Commissioner’s Redevelopment Project Spitting Bricks

February 2, 2010
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Former Housing Commissioner’s Redevelopment Project Spitting Bricks

Bricks are heavy | Image by Photos by Edward Erison Jr. A long-planned redevelopment project in Upper Fells Point hit what may be another obstacle last week when city housing officials posted an “emergency condemnation and demolition notice” on the building. Yellow caution tape adorned the sidewalk near the front door of 1621 Bank...
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Bmore Publisher Pitched Proposal for Taxpayer Funding

January 19, 2010
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Since Jan. 13, when City Paper mistakenly reported that the City of Baltimore awarded a $10,000, one-year contract to the online publication Bmore, new information has come to light about the deal, which was pulled from the Jan. 13 Board of Estimates agenda at the last minute. First Deputy Mayor Andrew Frank, answering questions...
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Online Pub Bmore Appears on Board of Estimates Agenda

January 15, 2010
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Correction: According to the Baltimore City Comptroller’s Office, the $10,000 one-year city contract with “Issue Media Group – Bmore,” which we reported was awarded yesterday by the Board of Estimates, was in fact withdrawn from the board’s agenda prior to the meeting. No further information about the contract—listed on page 60 of the board’s...
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Mortgage mods could be a win-win-lose

November 23, 2009
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The New York Times had a don’t-miss story Sunday showing how good news for some homeowners facing foreclosure may mean bad news for everyone else. The story looks at the market for distressed mortgage-backed securities, and explains that some of the institutions that buy these toxic assets from failing banks pass on some of...
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Normals/Red Room Building Up for Auction

October 28, 2009
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Normals/Red Room Building Up for Auction

| Image by normals.com The building at the corner of 31st Street and Greenmount Avenue (3048 Greenmount Ave.) goes up for auction at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. This fact wouldn’t be particularly notable in this era of wholesale foreclosures except that the building houses venerable used bookstore/subcultural center Normals Books and Records and...
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FHA: Another Shoe Dropping

October 9, 2009
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The Federal Housing Administration’s boss is saying he’ll need no bailout, “absent any catastrophic home-price decline.” The New York Times is flashing red on this one, and it’s an entertaining read. U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.): A 7-plus percent FHA foreclosure rate is no bad thing: “I don’t think it’s a bad thing that...
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Do the Rewrite Thing

August 20, 2009
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I’m a horrible blogger. Horrible. And as a current journalist who, perhaps foolishly, harbors hopes and dreams of continuing to be a journalist in the future, I realize I’m not only way behind the blogging (and Twittering) curve, I’m also not properly embracing and/or wrapping my head around coming up with good right-now news...
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Bicycle is Closed

July 21, 2009
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When we got an e-mail from a friend saying that Bicycle in Federal Hill was closed, we were skeptical. It’s gone through changes over the years sure, but a South Baltimore without Bicycle seems unthinkable. Well, sure enough, when we called the number a message told us that Bicycle was closed indefinitely. As usual,...
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Without a Scorecard

June 17, 2009
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Without a Scorecard

“The Technology” | Image by EDE Baltimore’s city budget passed Monday after two City Council meetings, a meeting of the Board of Estimates, and a committee meeting in a side room. The council voting-contentious and surprising at one key point-was so fast and furious that even with a score card it was hard to...
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Market Report

May 28, 2009
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After weekends of being away from Baltimore, I finally made it to the 32nd Street Farmers’ Market in Waverly this weekend and am pleased to report bundles of Maryland asparagus and rhubarb at several tables. And come Saturday, May 30, at least a few vendors, including Reid’s Orchards, expect to have local, home-grown strawberries....
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Putting Two and Two Together

May 1, 2009
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In recent weeks the stock market has rallied–it’s up another fraction of a percent today–despite what would appear to be some sobering realities. Chrysler declared bankruptcy yesterday (President Obama says the multi-billion dollar company will go through this quickly; has he ever even read a bankruptcy filing? Even the puny little million-dollar cases I’ve...
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Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Scrambling to Make Plans in Wake of Massive Sun Layoffs

April 30, 2009
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On Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m., the dust is still not settled in The Baltimore Sun newsroom. The day after the Tribune company laid off nearly one third of the paper’s editorial staff–including upper-level editors, photographers, designers, and copy editors–Angie Kuhl, the Sun‘s unit chairwoman for the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, says the staff is...
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