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  • Nobody beats the Wizig? Property owner's blight case delayed by bankruptcies

    Nobody beats the Wizig? Property owner's blight case delayed by bankruptcies
    Stephanie Gleason at the Wall Street Journal's bankruptcy desk takes note of Baltimore City and the nonprofit Community Law Center's fight with Scott Wizig, who owns about 140 vacant and run-down properties in Baltimore. Wizig has apparently put a few of his LLCs into bankruptcy and asked that the CLC's suit—which covers 57 of Wizig's houses—be delayed.
  • The Mail: Silo Points

    The Mail: Silo Points
    I totally agree that there is a silo within Baltimore—and Kalima’s final paragraph is a good summation on a way to solve it (“State of the Arts,” Feature, Oct. 15). However, intellectual elitism fuels the underlining problem. It is...

    High Stakes

    High Stakes
    It’s the highest-stakes lottery poor people play. Winners can get their rent paid for life. Losers may end up sleeping on the street. The last chance to play was in 2003. Now the time has come again. For the first time in more than a decade,...

    Best Scandal

    The announcement came earlier this year but the impact was not felt until recently, as tenants and housing advocates caught on to the enormity of the deal: Baltimore Housing Authority has agreed in principle to sell more than a third of its 11,000...

    Judge dismisses landlord's suit against housing blogger

    Judge dismisses landlord's suit against housing blogger
    A District Court Judge in Baltimore today dismissed a prominent landlord's case for damages against blogger Carol Ott, who writes the Housing Policy Watch blog (and "Slumlord Watch.") "There was a ruling in favor of the defendant," says Brian Spern, the...