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January 12, 2012
Peg Duchesne, president and CEO of Duchess Enterprise, a communications strategy and marketing management company, was named Director of the Year by Business Network International Maryland. Duchesne is director for the Howard County and Prince George's County chapters of BNI.
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August 30, 2013
The Laurel Breakfast Chapter of Business Network International Inc. will hold two events in September. A Networking Mixer Monday will be hold Sept. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Will's Home Decorating, 10508 Baltimore Ave., in Beltsville. Guest speaker Alexia Clincy, will speak on using Facebook and social media from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments will be provided; Fee for visitors is $5; no fee for Laurel BNI members. The Laurel BNI Chapter will also hold a Visitor's Day, Thursday, Sept.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1999
A housing advocacy group filed a federal lawsuit yesterday accusing owners and operators of a Dundalk apartment complex of violating the federal Fair Housing Act by refusing to rent a one-bedroom apartment to a mother and child.C. Christopher Brown, an attorney representing Michelle Wetzel and Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. (BNI), said Wetzel tried to lease a one-bedroom apartment in June for herself and her 2-year-old daughter, Brittany, but was told by a rental agent that she would have to rent a two-bedroom unit.
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November 26, 2012
The Laurel chapter of Business Network International will hold a Visitor's Day on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Famous Dave's Restaurant, 14140 Baltimore Ave. BNI is a word-of-mouth referral organization with 95 chapters in Maryland and thousands of chapters worldwide. At weekly meetings, BNI chapters offer members a structured, supportive environment for developing business relationships and referrals. Visitors are encouraged to bring at least 50 business cards to Visitor's Day. For more information on BNI or to reserve a place for Visitor's Day, contact Don Thomas at 301-604-8700.
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By George B. Laurent | October 24, 1993
Tenants are a significant portion of Maryland's population. According to the 1990 Census, 35 percent of the occupied residential units in Maryland are tenant occupied.In Baltimore, the figure was 51 percent; Baltimore County, 34 percent; Anne Arundel County, 27 percent; Carroll County, 21 percent; Harford County, 26 percent; and Howard County, 28 percent.While many tenants are treated fairly, others have problems. They may face discrimination -- based on race, sexual orientation or handicap, or because they have children.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1997
A landlord has agreed to pay $900,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., a fair housing group that accused the owner of a Northeast Baltimore County apartment complex of steering black tenants to the project's back buildings, BNI was to announce today.The suit in Baltimore City Circuit Court against the owners of Kenilworth at Perry Park Apartments was the result of a complaint to BNI from a former Kenilworth employee who said the landlord was practicing racial steering.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | September 19, 1993
FOR RENT: "Old Homeland. Available 10/1/93. Quiet country setting. 2BR apartment in restored Victorian. Ideal for married couple/professional. . ."What's wrong with this ad? Plenty, says a group that has fought housing discrimination aimed at blacks and now is looking at housing bias against families with children.Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. says that the ad contains language that can steer families with children from certain rental homes in violation of the Fair Housing Act.BNI says when apartment hunters read "ideal for married couple/professional," those who have children would not consider responding.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writer | December 22, 1993
A Timonium-based developer has agreed to pay a physically disabled renter and a local fair housing watchdog organization $50,000 and make its future apartments fully accessible to the handicapped.The agreement settles a suit Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. (BNI) filed against the Kilree Corp. two months ago in U.S. District Court. BNI and Kilree announced the agreement yesterday.Martin Dyer, BNI's associate director, said he "admired Kilree for the constructive approach it has taken toward providing apartments that are fully accessible to people with disabilities."
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2010
A Baltimore nonprofit organization that promotes equal housing opportunities filed a discrimination suit in federal court Wednesday claiming that a Carroll County apartment complex made fewer apartments available to black renters. According to the suit, two black "testers" for Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. were told that only one unit at the Middlebrooke Apartments and Town Homes complex in Westminster was available. Two white "testers" who inquired the same day last August were told of between 12 and 14 current or forthcoming vacancies.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 28, 2011
Dickens W. Warfield, a psychologist who as associate director of Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. became an outspoken advocate for fair housing, died Oct. 21 of liver cancer at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. The former longtime Towson resident was 86. The daughter of a lawyer and a homemaker, Dickens Waddell was born in Detroit, and later moved with her family to Pittsburgh, where she attended what is now Carnegie Mellon University for two years. After the death in 1944 of her father, she and her mother moved to Roland Park, where she enrolled at Goucher College and was a 1946 Phi Beta Kappa graduate, earning a bachelor's degree in psychology.
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October 8, 2012
Last month, the Laurel BNI Thursday Breakfast Chapter provided a $500 donation to Side by Side , a faith-based Laurel nonprofit that works to improve Prince George's County public schools in Laurel. The check was presented to Side by Side president Joe Murchison, a past editor of the Laurel Leader, Sept. 27 at the chapter's Visitor Day at Famous Dave's on Baltimore Avenue in Laurel. Side by Side holds monthly Family Academies, with parenting workshops and children's enrichment activities for families from Laurel's seven elementary schools.
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January 12, 2012
Peg Duchesne, president and CEO of Duchess Enterprise, a communications strategy and marketing management company, was named Director of the Year by Business Network International Maryland. Duchesne is director for the Howard County and Prince George's County chapters of BNI.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 28, 2011
Dickens W. Warfield, a psychologist who as associate director of Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. became an outspoken advocate for fair housing, died Oct. 21 of liver cancer at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. The former longtime Towson resident was 86. The daughter of a lawyer and a homemaker, Dickens Waddell was born in Detroit, and later moved with her family to Pittsburgh, where she attended what is now Carnegie Mellon University for two years. After the death in 1944 of her father, she and her mother moved to Roland Park, where she enrolled at Goucher College and was a 1946 Phi Beta Kappa graduate, earning a bachelor's degree in psychology.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2010
A Baltimore nonprofit organization that promotes equal housing opportunities filed a discrimination suit in federal court Wednesday claiming that a Carroll County apartment complex made fewer apartments available to black renters. According to the suit, two black "testers" for Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. were told that only one unit at the Middlebrooke Apartments and Town Homes complex in Westminster was available. Two white "testers" who inquired the same day last August were told of between 12 and 14 current or forthcoming vacancies.
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February 14, 2001
Contractor's failings keep housing decree from meeting its goals As a former associate director of Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. (BNI), the private organization contracted to help relocate families under the city's consent decree, I can attest that nothing in that decree can legitimately be cited as the cause of BNI's failure to meet its contractual obligations ("City continues to struggle with housing agreement," Feb. 5). BNI did encounter unanticipated problems, but it also failed to commit resources available under the contract to address those problems.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1999
Developers of a Perry Hall condominium project have agreed to pay nearly a half-million dollars for repairs to settle a lawsuit claiming the project was built without accommodations for wheelchairs.Martin Dyer, associate director of Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., said yesterday that developers of Red Fox Farms agreed to the settlement after a federal judge ruled that they were in violation of federal requirements to build the condos with adequate ramps, curb cuts, wide doorways and other designs to aid the use of wheelchairs.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1999
Developers of a Perry Hall condominium project have agreed to pay nearly a half-million dollars for repairs to settle a lawsuit claiming the project was built without accommodations for wheelchairs.Martin Dyer, associate director of Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., said yesterday that developers of Red Fox Farms agreed to the settlement after a federal judge ruled that they were in violation of federal requirements to build the condos with adequate ramps, curb cuts, wide doorways and other designs to aid the use of wheelchairs.
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