About a decade ago, before the collapse of the U.S. housing market and the global economic meltdown, I was given a challenging consulting assignment focused on Baltimore city’s housing market. The Baltimore Efficiency and Economy Foundation (BEEF), the independent, nonprofit ...Read More »
A new report from the Abell Foundation finds Baltimore’s Vacants to Value program to be ambitious but seriously flawed. In the detailed report, authored by former Baltimore Sun reporter Joan Jacobson, the program is called the city’s most enterprising attempt ...Read More »
As the Vacants to Value initiative approaches its fifth anniversary, the program that was touted at its outset as a bold new approach to addressing city-owned blight in Baltimore is now viewed as a useful, if not game-changing, tool to ...Read More »
If the proposed $2.6 billion Red Line light rail route is built, it has two ways to go. It could be a catalyst in transforming West Baltimore from an economically distressed area with an abundance of vacant properties into a revitalized urban area. Or it could be just another poorly thought-out transportation project that fails to capitalize on its potential.Read More »
The Fresh Market Inc. will hold a grand opening on Aug. 24 at 838 Dulaney Valley Rd. with chef demonstrations, and ample food samples throughout the store. A drawing will be held to give away a $1,000 “pantry,” which will ...Read More »
Have you noticed “CODE X-RAY” on Baltimore’s streets? No, it’s not an alien invasion or early signs of the zombie apocalypse. It’s a new program by the Baltimore City Fire Department to warn firefighters that certain dwellings are vacant and ...
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Check out a slideshow of our past Photos of the Day from The Daily Record’s staff photographers. We also have a SmugMug page, where you can purchase photos taken by The Daily Record staffRead More »
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Baltimore’s Board of Estimates has approved Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s proposed $2.7 billion budget. The panel’s approval Wednesday clears the way for the city council to consider the proposed fiscal year 2012 spending plan, which closes a projected shortfall with cuts, ...Read More »