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December 15, 2011
I am so proud of Baltimore and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The recent ouster of the Occupy protesters from McKeldin Square was carried out peacefully and calmly ("Occupy Baltimore seeks new goals," Dec. 14). This is in stark contrast to the storm trooper tactics used in other cities. Our mayor and police department are to be congratulated. The protesters behaved well because they were treated respectfully. Too bad Baltimore did not make the national news for handling this situation in a humane manner.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
A woman who had defied an Anne Arundel County nudist club's bid to bar her from its grounds in Davidsonville has complied with a court order to move out of her leased cabin, putting an end to what she called the "nude feud. " Catherine Holmes lost her legal fight against the Maryland Health Society Inc., and was evicted from a cabin by a stream in the woods that she'd been leasing from the club since 2010. "I have to move on, I have to get on with my life. … So it's over," said Holmes, 54, who said she moved out Saturday as two county police officers looked on. She said she wanted to do it in the nude, "but it was a little bit cold.
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October 8, 1990
Getting evicted from one's home is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone. But the misery is compounded when all of one's belongings, having been dumped on the curbside, are then hauled away to be destroyed.For years, Baltimore has tried to mitigate the indignity of eviction by putting the furniture and other belongings into storage for up to 30 days; during that time the property could be reclaimed at no charge. Now the city says it can no longer afford this small gesture of compassion.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | July 17, 2013
Nineteen months after celebrating the opening of the Family Market in the Long Reach Village Center, the community again finds itself without a grocery store. The Family Market, which combined internationally themed items and basic necessities, has been evicted from the village center by its landlord, Safeway, according to Safeway spokesman Craig Muckle. According to Muckle, Safeway, which vacated the space in 2011, had been subletting to the Family Market since December 2012.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2010
As eviction day loomed, 79-year-old Ruth Hearn lived in an upstairs bedroom of her cold, dark home, using oil lamps for light. By her reckoning, her family had worked the 124-acre Wincopia Farms in Southeastern Howard County for six or seven generations. Before her husband's death in 1996, they grew flowers for the White House grounds; more recently, Ruth and her daughter Emily had dreamed of expanding the business with a botanical garden. But the $4.5 million loan they took out in 2002 had ballooned to a $13 million debt that they could never repay, and in 2008, lender Gourley & Gourley LLC foreclosed.
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By Justin Fenton and Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2011
The eviction of Occupy Baltimore protesters from a park near the Inner Harbor was carried out "in a respectful way," Baltimore's mayor said this morning, adding that she was pleased there were no injuries or arrests. "It certainly wasn't going to go on forever and we decided it was time," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said after a ground-breaking for a housing development in Fells Point. She added, "This is not about the [Occupy] message … The message resonates with me. It resonates with people across the country.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2012
Even after Jean Thomas lost her job and her husband, Sherman, became ill, she said she never missed paying the rent on the West Baltimore house the couple shares with their daughter and four young grandchildren. Yet after seven years in the rent-subsidized, four-bedroom rowhouse on North Fremont Avenue, the family is bracing to be evicted Tuesday morning. "I won't have a choice but to leave," said Jean Thomas, adding that her family has nowhere to go. "It's hard to find a place if you don't have a job. " Thomas blames the situation on the actions of her two adult sons.
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By Peter Hermann | December 13, 2011
Baltimore joined several other cities from Boston to Los Angeles by sending in the police to disband occupiers who have taken over town squares. Like some but unlike many, Baltimore police evicted more than three dozen protesters and homeless people without making a single arrest. Nearly two dozen were sent to homeless shelters, and police in riot gear acted responsibly and with restraint. Protesters left without any trouble. The picture has been radically different across the country.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff writer | November 10, 1991
y've lost their jobs, their savings and sometimes their cars.As unemployment insurance begins to run out, tensions rise and self-esteem lags. And then, the final blow hits.The eviction notice arrives.For many people hit hard by the recession and recent layoffs, word that they are about to be put out on the street is more than they can take, housing counselors say."Some people really come unglued," said Bertina A. Nick, a housing counselor with the Anne Arundel Community Action Agency. "Lots of peopleare frozen with fear.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 4, 2005
NEW ORLEANS -- All over this city, from brick apartment complexes in the east to crumbling stucco low-rises in the center, constables have been busy tacking eviction notices to often-empty apartments. Landlords, many of them starved for rent and fearing foreclosure, have been trying to evict tenants who escaped New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. And that has pitted them against jobless and cash-poor tenants in a fierce race for survival that began playing out yesterday in the city's only functional civil courthouse.
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March 7, 2013
As a 44 year resident of Baltimore City, I cannot think of a better use of my taxes than paying to temporarily house the homeless individuals who are about to be evicted by the city from their meager camp in motels while they wait for permanent housing ("Homeless eviction plan criticized," March 5). Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's comments that doing so is "not a responsible use of taxpayer money," and Councilwoman Rikki Spector's reference to the camp as "toxic," made this proud resident of Baltimore feel shame that publicly elected officials would so openly demonstrate their contempt and lack of compassion for our most vulnerable citizens.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2013
As a Friday deadline approaches, advocates are working to find housing for the homeless men and women living at a Baltimore encampment set to be cleared. Christina Flowers, president of Belvedere Homes, stopped by the site between Interstate 83 and the Fallsway on Wednesday with a promise to find housing for those who want it. She said her organization secured a three-bedroom house in the Harwood neighborhood to accommodate six of the roughly 18 men and women at the encampment. "At this point, it's just about being able to move forward," said Flowers, whose organization on North Charles Street provides housing for those who are homeless, suffer from disabilities or have a mental illness.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2013
Pat and Henry Bradley say their landlord decided to suddenly kick them out of his waterfront Dundalk house, changing the locks while they were still frantically trying to remove their belongings. The couple, who didn't have a lease, are to testify about their experience in Annapolis this week when House and Senate members convene hearings to decide whether to stop landlords and property owners from locking out residents without court orders and sheriff's deputies on standby to evict them.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
As Jean Thomas helped her husband load furniture and boxes into a U-Haul truck parked outside their West Baltimore home Tuesday afternoon, she worried that she'd run out of time. She had lost a fight to stay in the rent-subsidized rowhouse on North Fremont Avenue where she and her husband, Sherman, had lived for seven years, recently with their daughter and four young grandchildren. Sheriff's deputies could arrive any minute to lock them out. The eviction deadline was Tuesday.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2012
Even after Jean Thomas lost her job and her husband, Sherman, became ill, she said she never missed paying the rent on the West Baltimore house the couple shares with their daughter and four young grandchildren. Yet after seven years in the rent-subsidized, four-bedroom rowhouse on North Fremont Avenue, the family is bracing to be evicted Tuesday morning. "I won't have a choice but to leave," said Jean Thomas, adding that her family has nowhere to go. "It's hard to find a place if you don't have a job. " Thomas blames the situation on the actions of her two adult sons.
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By Jessica Lewis, Alex Bennett and Saba Nazeer | June 12, 2012
Those who rely on mainstream media to tell them what's happening can be forgiven for coming to the same opinion as ex-Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who wrote in his recent column "Capitalism on trial" (June 3) that the Occupy movement has disintegrated. While aggressive law enforcement has prevented Occupy in many cities from re-establishing a prolonged and public presence, activists have put their energy to use by linking with community and neighborhood activists to fight the most visible footprint of the speculative 1 percent: foreclosed-upon homes.
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By PETER HERMANN | April 29, 2009
Lexington Market doesn't want the Utz potato chip stand anymore. The workers say they sell chips and always have. The feds say that - at least until one of the owners, a former bounty hunter, was busted April 1 - they also sold guns to gangs. Crab cakes and Uzis may fit the stereotype of a violent city, but it's not what the purveyors of a world-famous market want to promote. So Lexington Market Inc. filed suit in Baltimore's Wabash District Court against Stella Tsourakis, the woman they say owns the place along with her brother, Michael Papantonakis, who is in jail facing federal firearms charges.
NEWS
January 10, 2012
In another example of state and local government's abuse of power, Baltimore County officials have taken it upon themselves to evict pilots from the Essex SkyPark, a site they have occupied for 60 years. All of the members of the Essex SkyPark Association are middle-class, hard-working people who have been responsible members of the Essex community. The real truth is that county officials are exercising their power for money. The county's intent is to use the 500 acres of the air park as a forest mitigation bank to charge county developers fees to offset their environmental responsibilities.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2012
The University of Maryland Extension is holding an eviction-prevention workshop Friday in Baltimore that will cover energy cost reduction, basic financial planning and other subjects. The free event — to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pleasant View Gardens, 201 N. Aisquith St. — is aimed at renters and those who need tips on helping tenants, such as social workers. jhopkins@baltsun.com twitter.com/RealEstateWonk
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