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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2011
Baltimore housing officials hired a man as a housing inspector and promoted him to a supervisory position although he had been fired by the state Department of Corrections for forging sick leave forms and convicted of more than a dozen counts of theft, according to a report released Tuesday by the city's inspector general. Algie C. Epps worked for the city Department of Housing and Community Development for five years after he was fired by the corrections department. He was promoted to assistant superintendent of code enforcement in spite of his criminal record, according to the report by city Inspector General David McClintock.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2012
Edwin P. Post II, a retired federal housing inspector and veteran of two wars, died Oct. 25 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Sunrise Assisted-Living in Columbia. The former Mays Chapel resident was 89. The son of a Con-Ed lineman and a homemaker, Edwin Price Post II was born and raised on Staten Island, N.Y., where he graduated from McKee High School. He served in the Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1947, where he was a patternmaker. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War, serving again from 1950 to 1951.
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NEWS
March 17, 1994
John T. Gaskins Jr., a longtime Baltimore City employee, died Saturday of a heart attack at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 63.After working for the U.S. Postal Service for several years, he joined the Baltimore Department of Social Services. He joined the Baltimore City Health Department in 1962, and then the housing department. He was a housing inspector at his death.In 1947 he graduated from Douglass High School and in 1951 from Lincoln University, with a bachelor's degree in biology.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2011
Baltimore housing officials hired a man as a housing inspector and promoted him to a supervisory position although he had been fired by the state Department of Corrections for forging sick leave forms and convicted of more than a dozen counts of theft, according to a report released Tuesday by the city's inspector general. Algie C. Epps worked for the city Department of Housing and Community Development for five years after he was fired by the corrections department. He was promoted to assistant superintendent of code enforcement in spite of his criminal record, according to the report by city Inspector General David McClintock.
NEWS
February 11, 2003
Michael T. Blair, a former partner in Yorkleigh Contractors and a self-employed housing inspector, died of a heart attack Wednesday at his Hunt Valley home. He was 82. Born and raised in the Colgate section of Baltimore, Mr. Blair was a 1939 graduate of Towson Catholic High School. In 1941, he went to work for a construction company in Trinidad that was building a large military airfield. He subsequently worked with the Army Corps of Engineers in French Guiana, before returning to Baltimore and enlisting in the Navy in 1944.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1997
A Baltimore County housing inspector was forced to resign last week after officials discovered he had tried to sell prepaid legal services through landlords whose apartments he was inspecting.Gordon L. Brooks, 29, of Baltimore acknowledged seeking the landlords' help in selling a package of legal services to tenants.One eastern county landlord told a Sun reporter that for every tenant who signed up, the landlord would get $60 and Brooks would be paid -- for recruiting the landlord and for the tenants who bought the service.
NEWS
May 11, 2007
Bernardino C. Guerrieri, a retired housing inspector and retired Army sergeant, died Saturday from stroke complications at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 86. Mr. Guerrieri was born and raised in Aliquippa, Pa., the son of Italian immigrant parents. He joined the Army in 1942 and during World War II served in the European theater. After the war, he remained in the Army and completed tours in Africa, France, Korea, Guam and Germany. He retired from the Army in 1966 with the rank of sergeant.
NEWS
January 31, 1996
THE SCHMOKE administration's half-hearted housing code enforcement over the past eight years has now produced a scandal where a senior housing inspector -- shielded by his position -- was able to dodge repeated complaints about serious violations at his 17 rundown rental properties in Baltimore City.Even more incredibly, according to a three-month investigation by Sun reporter Jim Haner, a middle-level housing official had approved an unofficial policy allowing inspectors to own rental properties.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | November 24, 1999
Marguerite Greaver's three-story rowhouse in the 1800 block of W. Pratt St. lacks heat, has faulty wiring and a hole in a first-floor wall. Just a few minor problems, she says.Major problems, says the city. So officials have given Greaver, 78, until Tuesday to fix up the place or move out. They know she suffers from cancer and has little money.The officials are trying to help her relocate.Greaver, who is a widow, doesn't want to move from the house where she has lived since 1970, and which she says is paid for."
NEWS
September 11, 1994
An obituary of Theodore Frank in The Sunday Sun of Sept. 11 incorrectly stated the residence of two stepchildren, Dr. Barry Aaronson, of Irvine Calif., and Sandi Aaronson, of Miami, Fla.The Sun regrets the errors.@Theodore FrankHousing inspectorTheodore Frank, a retired housing inspector and retail clothing executive, died Friday of an aneurysm at Sinai Hospital. He was 86.Mr. Frank, who retired in the early 1970s, invested in real estate.He was a charter member of the Bonnie View Country Club.
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By Brent Jones and Julie Bykowicz and Brent Jones and Julie Bykowicz,brent.jones@baltsun.com | June 23, 2009
The embattled head of Baltimore's inspector general's office resigned Monday, days after city officials publicly criticized his department and the City Council slashed its funding. Hilton L. Green, 62, submitted his retirement papers and informed his staff of his departure, according to the city solicitor's office. Mayor Sheila Dixon appointed Green, a city housing inspector, to the $127,300-a-year post in February 2007. City officials said they will conduct a national search for a new inspector general, a watchdog position intended to root out fraud, waste and abuse in city government.
NEWS
May 11, 2007
Bernardino C. Guerrieri, a retired housing inspector and retired Army sergeant, died Saturday from stroke complications at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 86. Mr. Guerrieri was born and raised in Aliquippa, Pa., the son of Italian immigrant parents. He joined the Army in 1942 and during World War II served in the European theater. After the war, he remained in the Army and completed tours in Africa, France, Korea, Guam and Germany. He retired from the Army in 1966 with the rank of sergeant.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to the Sun | November 1, 2006
Cindy Thalman Home inspector AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service, Waldorf Salary --$55,000 Age --40 Years on the job --Five How she got started --With a background in engineering and a degree in psychology, Thalman found herself working as a customer service representative for a builder and became a superintendent there. With three children, she was looking for better hours and more flexibility so she took the job as a home inspector. Typical day --She usually makes three daily inspections, five days a week.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2004
The aerial snapshot of Steve Ford's Eastern Avenue rowhouse appears a bit blurry from an altitude of about 2,500 feet. But the rooftop deck perched atop his house facing Patterson Park is clearly visible. Ford was surprised to learn that the bird's-eye digital image of his rooftop is readily accessible on a city government laptop. But new technology purchased by the city gives local officials the ability to view all sides of Ford's house - and of every building in Baltimore. As the city's Web site explains: "Over 20,000 images of Baltimore are available," allowing city officials to "literally view, measure, and analyze any property, intersection, tree or other feature in the city."
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2003
Baltimore officials placed a building inspector on unpaid leave yesterday after police arrested him on charges of accepting a $2,500 bribe to approve the repair of a house roof. Housing Authority of Baltimore City police charged building inspector Phillip Freeland, 34, moments after he allegedly pocketed the cash Tuesday at the house in the 3800 block of Third St. in the Brooklyn neighborhood, authorities said. The arrest, first reported by WBAL-TV (Channel 11) on Tuesday night, followed a two-week investigation by the Department of Housing and Community Development internal investigators, police and prosecutors.
NEWS
February 11, 2003
Michael T. Blair, a former partner in Yorkleigh Contractors and a self-employed housing inspector, died of a heart attack Wednesday at his Hunt Valley home. He was 82. Born and raised in the Colgate section of Baltimore, Mr. Blair was a 1939 graduate of Towson Catholic High School. In 1941, he went to work for a construction company in Trinidad that was building a large military airfield. He subsequently worked with the Army Corps of Engineers in French Guiana, before returning to Baltimore and enlisting in the Navy in 1944.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 3, 1998
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge rejected yesterday a discrimination suit by the city's Community Relations Commission against another city agency, ruling that the commission took too long handling the 18-year-old complaint of a former city worker.Judge Thomas E. Noel ruled that the commission "failed to exercise due diligence" in waiting until 1993 to issue an order directing the city housing department to hire Denver Johnson as a housing inspector.Johnson, a former temporary housing inspector, filed a discrimination complaint with the commission June 16, 1980, alleging that he was denied a $20,982 full-time inspector's position because of his sex and that the job went to a less-qualified woman.
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By James Giza and James Giza,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2001
In a neighborhood accustomed to seeing strangers as young as 10 selling drugs and teen-agers throwing rocks at houses, residents of the Westport-Mount Winans public housing development witnessed yesterday what they say is a rare sight: help. The Housing Authority of Baltimore City organized a two-day cleanup that will end this afternoon, but residents in this struggling Southwest Baltimore community say the aid doesn't make up for the neglect the neighborhood has endured. "This is public housing," said Nichole Floyd, 25, who has lived in the development all her life.
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