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Daily Record investigation: About the series

Click here for full coverage of the investigation Reporters Melody Simmons covers development and real estate for The Daily Record. She has been a reporter in Baltimore for more than three decades, focusing on urban and regional issues including development, ...

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Daily Record investigation: EBDI salaries, staff increased during recession

As the nation headed into its worst recession since the Great Depression, staffing and salaries at East Baltimore Development Inc. skyrocketed between 2005 and 2009, Internal Revenue Service documents show. The pay and benefits at the nonprofit increased by 46 ...

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Daily Record investigation: TIFs increasingly fuel city projects

What is a TIF? The acronym stands for Tax Increment Financing, a little-understood form of public investment in urban redevelopment now favored by the city of Baltimore. When City Hall approves a TIF to help finance a new development, bonds ...

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Daily Record investigation: The muddled money trail

East Baltimore Development Inc. has spent $6.4 million per acre since 2002 to revitalize a largely vacant chunk of inner city bounded on three sides by slum and blight. The money has gone to buy homes, demolish buildings, relocate residents ...

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EBDI document links

Below is an expanded list of links to documents related to The Daily Record’s investigation into East Baltimore Development Inc. Letter to the editor from Arlene Conn EBDI’s April-May 2010 Newsletter (PDF) EBDI’s December 2009-January 2010 Newsletter (PDF) EBDI’s February- ...

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Daily Record investigation: A dream derailed

The nation’s largest urban redevelopment, a projected $1.8 billion effort to transform 88 acres of East Baltimore into a world-class biotech park and idyllic urban community, lies derailed amid vacant lots, boarded houses and unfulfilled dreams a decade after it ...

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Daily Record investigation: Renaming Middle East hits a sour note

What’s in a name? That’s a loaded question if you ask people from Middle East, a community north of Johns Hopkins Hospital that is subject to an 88-acre overhaul. Now the community may be getting a new name. (Click here ...

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Daily Record investigation: Elected officials short on financial details

Until recently, the last time an elected official raised any serious questions about the public funding of The New East Baltimore project was in 2003, when it was just getting started. Hattie Harrison, a longtime state delegate from East Baltimore, ...

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