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February 12, 1999
This schedule will be in effect in Baltimore City today:City offices: closedParking meters: must feedTrash removal: no pickup; Quarantine Road Landfill and Northwest Transfer Station will be closedRecycling: citywide collections for today will take place TuesdayMayor's cleanup: West Baltimore neighborhoods of Sandtown, Reservoir Hill and Upton today will be held Saturday; East Baltimore neighborhoods of Berea, Ellwood Park, O'Donnell Heights and Joseph Lee...
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
Federal officials have extended a regulatory waiver that makes it easier to "flip" properties - a move meant to encourage the renovation of foreclosed homes but that critics say could herald the return of predatory schemes. The Federal Housing Administration has waived through 2014 an anti-flipping regulation, which had prevented the agency from insuring mortgages on properties sold within 90 days of acquisition. The waiver, first implemented in 2010 to bolster the flagging housing market, is intended to enable investors to buy and quickly rehab properties as the market continues to struggle.
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By JACQUES KELLY | January 6, 1994
The bell in the stone tower at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church tolled yesterday morning for a man named Robert McCoy. Just a week earlier, the same bronze bell sounded through the cold winter air recalling the life of his wife, Lynne.Robert McCoy died Jan. 2 of a lingering liver ailment. Lynne McCoy was the real estate agent who was slain Dec. 21 as she showed a prospective customer a home. Her husband's death had been anticipated; hers was not. Her loss is spoken of daily from house to house throughout the West Baltimore neighborhoods where the McCoys were so much a part of the landscape.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Staff Writer | May 24, 1993
The Orchards, a North Baltimore area of stately elms and brick colonials where six-figure incomes are the norm, is the city's most affluent neighborhood, according to a new planning department study.Median household income of $103,041 in The Orchards, near Bryn Mawr School, was more than four times the citywide figure, the report shows. The statistic means that half the neighborhood's 171 households took in more than $103,041 in 1989 and half less.The study offers the first snapshot of more than 260 Baltimore neighborhoods -- their population, racial mix, educational level, income and other data -- as assessed by the 1990 census.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1999
A Baltimore nonprofit group that fights racial discrimination in housing has sued the owner of a Ruxton apartment complex, alleging that African-Americans posing as prospective renters were turned away, while whites were offered apartments.Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. sued the owner of Ruxton Village Apartments in U.S. District Court in Baltimore Thursday, accusing the apartment owners of violating the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968.The suit was filed after black and white Baltimore Neighborhoods "testers" requested apartments on the same day and were told different stories about their availability.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Staff Writer | May 7, 1993
A Harford County developer lied to prospective black homebuyers to keep them out of a new development in Bel Air, a federal racial discrimination lawsuit filed yesterday charges.A sales agent for Stephen Homes Inc., the suit alleges, deliberately tried to keep blacks from buying at the Greenridge II development in Bel Air.Jonathan Pumphrey, a black hospital administrator with a wife ,, and two children, wanted to move off a noisy Bel Air street and buy a new $170,000 home at Greenridge II in January, said Andrew D. Freeman, a Baltimore attorney representing Mr. Pumphrey.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Staff Writer | September 11, 1992
A Delaware company has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle charges of racial steering after its real estate agents selectively showed homes to potential black and white buyers in Randallstown, Owings Mills and Pikesville.Fine Homes, a limited partnership that once owned a Baltimore real estate company, agreed yesterday to settle a 1990 lawsuit filed by Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., a fair-housing group.The suit alleged that Fine Homes agents steered black customers away from predominantly white neighborhoods in Baltimore County northwest of the city and that whites were steered away from predominantly black and integrated neighborhoods along the Liberty Road corridor.
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By Jennifer Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan,SUN STAFF | September 2, 1999
A Taneytown man has agreed to pay $5,500, attend counseling sessions and perform community service as part of a settlement of a complaint that he threatened a local real estate agent to prevent a sale to black homebuyers.Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., a fair-housing advocacy group, filed the complaint with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, contending Allan M. Roberts swore and used racial slurs when he confronted real estate agent Jackie E. Robertson in July and October 1998.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | October 22, 1991
As we live in a time of general mistrust between some people of different skin color, we come now to the legal matter of Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. vs. the Sterling Homes Corp. and its advertising firm, Jordan-Azzam Inc.Baltimore Neighborhoods fights discrimination in housing, real and perceived. Sterling Homes is a builder of houses, including some $90,000 town houses in an Anne Arundel County development called Stoney Beach, which had no complaints of discrimination until recent business involving newspaper advertising.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | June 19, 2000
Woody Bowen has lived in northern Anne Arundel County's Brooklyn Park community for more than 50 years. He pays county taxes, his driver's license notes that he's an Anne Arundel resident, and he is so proud of living in Brooklyn Park that he's vice president of its civic association. Yet Bowen's address officially ends as "Baltimore, Md. 21225." Bowen, 57, is among the more than 18,000 Anne Arundel residents who live south of the city line but share a ZIP code with Baltimore neighborhoods.
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