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Property Investor Gets Jail Time for Building Without Proper Permits

January 14, 2009
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Chalk one up, we guess, for law and order on the collapse front. First District City Councilman James Kraft sent us a press release crowing about the 30-day jail stint awarded to Sandford Kreisler, a Manassas, Va.-based, erm, “property investor” who failed to appear for a court date stemming from a case involving a...
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Building Collapse Kills Local Historian

March 31, 2008
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Building Collapse Kills Local Historian

| Image by Frank Klein A city-owned rowhouse collapsed yesterday, killing an amateur historian who was attempting to renovate it. The tragedy again raises questions about the city’s monitoring and policing of building permits and its own huge stock of vacant buildings, which have been collapsing at an alarming rate for years. Alvin Kirby...
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