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X-Content: Ten years ago in City Paper: Oct. 9, 2002

October 9, 2012
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Brennen Jensen’s feature plumbs the prospects for Oldtown Mall’s redevelopment. In Mobtown Beat, Erin Sullivan reports on ACORN’s charges of a bank’s racial discrimination and Eric Allen Hatch covers an anti-war protest in downtown Baltimore. Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life rolls by a Lansdowne skateboarding park. Christopher Myers’ How’s it Going? gets answers from Kip...
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ACORN Housing Becomes Affordable Housing Centers of America

March 23, 2010
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ACORN Housing Becomes Affordable Housing Centers of America

According to a recent story in The Baltimore Sun, the embattled organization ACORN—Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now—has closed up shop for good in Maryland. Former co-chair of the state chapter of the national grassroots organization—the name of which was tarnished in September 2009 when two right-wing activists went undercover as a pimp...
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ACORN Update Update

January 27, 2010
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It’s hard out there for a simp.
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ACORN Update (again)

September 18, 2009
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I goofed. As everyone knows, ACORN does—or did—receive federal grants through HUD and other agencies. This, perhaps not surprisingly, despite a claim on its web site to the contrary: Does ACORN Recieve Federal Funding? The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now does not apply for nor does it receive any federal grants. ACORN...
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ACORN Update

September 11, 2009
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Fox and The Baltimore Sun both reported that ACORN has fired the two part-time workers who appeared in the hidden camera video we posted about yesterday. So, ACORN says the vid is “defamatory” and false, but fires the employees because they “acted outside of the ACORN policy?” Comedy gold. On the other hand, tons...
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ACORN—Or Just Nuts?

September 10, 2009
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Never been down with the ACORN hatred on the right. Calling community organizers “thugs” for registering poor people to vote is—or should be—out of bounds. But these videos, if they’re legit, kick matters up several notches. They also appear to demonstrate how the city’s shadow economy works—through a weird mix of naivete and omerta....
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At Auction

November 30, 2007
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At Auction

ACORN wants to stop foreclosures, but it’s too late in this case Mike from Alex Cooper Auctioneers is a stout, gray-bearded fellow with a cell phone clipped to his ear. At 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, he is standing on the top step in front of the Clarence Mitchell Court House on Calvert...
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