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By Douglas Lamborne and Douglas Lamborne,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2000
Recollections of childhood summers yield memories of baseball on lawns that now seem so improbably small and games of hide and seek where dozens of kids would take over a neighborhood, not a parent to be seen. There was that raw smell of low tide in the marshes of the vacation house at Deale, the treat of licking the blades of the ice cream maker, the great mess of eating crabs. A very long time ago, some of us were compelled to take naps in the afternoon as a way to confront the threat of polio, which was terribly real back then.
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By Douglas Lamborne and Douglas Lamborne,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2000
Recollections of childhood summers yield memories of baseball on lawns that now seem so improbably small and games of hide and seek where dozens of kids would take over a neighborhood, not a parent to be seen. There was that raw smell of low tide in the marshes of the vacation house at Deale, the treat of licking the blades of the ice cream maker, the great mess of eating crabs. A very long time ago, some of us were compelled to take naps in the afternoon as a way to confront the threat of polio, which was terribly real back then.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | April 28, 1993
A dilapidated, low-income apartment complex in Annapolis that was condemned by the city last month would receive a $4.3 million face lift under a proposal by a Rhode Island company.Landex Corp., a Warwick-based investment company, wants to buy and completely overhaul the brick complex off Bay Ridge Avenue.In a detailed proposal to the Annapolis city government, the company outlined plans to install new roofs, furnaces and siding, as well as replace kitchen and bathroom fixtures in the 197-unit Bay Ridge Gardens.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,Sun Staff Writer | December 4, 1994
As Shirley Brown waits to move into her newly renovated apartment at the once-condemned Bay Ridge Gardens complex Annapolis, she looks forward to one thing more than any other: wall-to-wall carpeting."
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | January 7, 1993
Annapolis inspectors have uncovered some 600 housing violations at Bay Ridge Gardens, a low-income apartment complex in Eastport struggling to overcome years of neglect.A new management company that took over the dilapidated housing development in August has made basic repairs, from fixing leaking roofs to sweeping the stairwells clean. But city housing inspectors are calling for an overhaul."Band-Aid-type of work will not suffice," said Russell Morgan, chief of the city's Bureau of Inspections and Permits.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff Writer | March 25, 1993
Federal housing officials and the current and prospective owners of Bay Ridge Gardens apartments have agreed to develop a comprehensive study for the renovation of the recently condemned complex in Annapolis.Angelo Munafo, of Cam Construction Co. in Timonium, and John Pica Sr., the father of state Sen. John A. Pica Jr., of Baltimore, the current owners, met in the morning with U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials. Principals from Landex Corp. and the Community Preservation Development Corp.
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March 23, 1993
Meeting set on condemned complexAnnapolis officials plan to meet tonight with residents of a dilapidated, low-income apartment complex that was condemned by the city last week.The city has condemned Bay Ridge Gardens, a 198-unit complex in Eastport that has been neglected for years, but held off posting the notice.Alderman Theresa DeGraff, a Ward 7 Republican, and other city representatives will meet at 6 p.m. with residents of Bay Ridge Gardens at Mount Moriah AME Church, across the street from the complex.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | March 18, 1993
Annapolis city officials moved yesterday to condemn a dilapidated, low-income apartment complex that has been neglected for years.Although the city began condemnation proceedings, officials delayed posting a notice to give investors that own Bay Ridge Gardens a final opportunity to start fixing faulty electrical wiring and other safety hazards."
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | February 25, 1993
Annapolis city officials are threatening to condemn a dilapidated, low-income apartment complex if the owners do not begin correcting safety hazards in five days.The city has given the group of investors that owns Bay Ridge Gardens a deadline of March 1 to start fixing faulty electrical wiring and some 600 other violations discovered during a two-month inspection.This is the first time the city has threatened to condemn an apartment complex since it forced Boston Heights to close in 1989.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | February 28, 1993
Faced with the threat of condemnation, the owners of a dilapidated, low-income apartment complex in Annapolis have promised to begin replacing faulty electrical wiring tomorrow.City officials warned last week that they would condemn Bay Ridge Gardens if the group of investors that owns the worn, 198-unit development did not begin correcting safety hazards within five days.Housing inspectors uncovered 600 violations, including rusting metal stairs, faulty plumbing and appliances, electrical hazards and outdated stoves, during a two-month inspection finished in December.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Sun Staff Writer | March 20, 1994
One year ago, Annapolis housing inspectors ran out of patience with the owners of the Bay Ridge Gardens apartments. After repeated warnings, they condemned the 196-unit complex March 19, 1993.Today, Bay Ridge has new owners and is undergoing a yearlong, $12 million renovation.Apartments are being gutted, and heat and electric systems updated. Foundations are being laid for a new community center and a laundry.But even more important, say the new owners and residents, is that a new community is being born.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | September 16, 1993
The neglect of an Annapolis low-income apartment complex by city officials has drawn a moving company account executive into a race to unseat a two-term city alderman.James M. Leckinger, 28, said he decided to run for the Annapolis City Council after city officials condemned the Bay Ridge Garden Apartments in Eastport last March after finding about 600 housing code violations.Mr. Leckinger, who is running an aggressive campaign against 7th Ward incumbent Theresa DeGraff for the nomination that will be decided in Tuesday's Republican primary, said the city should have recognized the problems at the apartment complex and taken action earlier.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | April 28, 1993
A dilapidated, low-income apartment complex in Annapolis that was condemned by the city last month would receive a $4.3 million face lift under a proposal by a Rhode Island company.Landex Corp., a Warwick-based investment company, wants to buy and completely overhaul the brick complex off Bay Ridge Avenue.In a detailed proposal to the Annapolis city government, the company outlined plans to install new roofs, furnaces and siding, as well as replace kitchen and bathroom fixtures in the 197-unit Bay Ridge Gardens.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff Writer | March 25, 1993
Federal housing officials and the current and prospective owners of Bay Ridge Gardens apartments have agreed to develop a comprehensive study for the renovation of the recently condemned complex in Annapolis.Angelo Munafo, of Cam Construction Co. in Timonium, and John Pica Sr., the father of state Sen. John A. Pica Jr., of Baltimore, the current owners, met in the morning with U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials. Principals from Landex Corp. and the Community Preservation Development Corp.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff Writer | March 24, 1993
Sharla Johnson said it was "sad" that conditions at the Bay Ridge Gardens apartment complex had to deteriorate so badly before residents and Annapolis officials were moved to action.But Ms. Johnson, a three-year resident of the complex, said she was hopeful that renewed interest of residents in the tenants council will mean a change for the better for Bay Ridge Gardens."Maybe if [the tenants] owned it, we would have more say in getting things fixed," she said.Ms. Johnson's sentiments were echoed by many of some 100 residents who turned out for last night's tenants council meeting at Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | March 18, 1993
Annapolis city officials moved yesterday to condemn a dilapidated, low-income apartment complex that has been neglected for years.Although the city began condemnation proceedings, officials delayed posting a notice to give investors that own Bay Ridge Gardens a final opportunity to start fixing faulty electrical wiring and other safety hazards."
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | February 28, 1993
Faced with the threat of condemnation, the owners of a dilapidated, low-income apartment complex in Annapolis have promised to begin replacing faulty electrical wiring tomorrow.City officials warned last week that they would condemn Bay Ridge Gardens if the group of investors that owns the worn, 198-unit development did not begin correcting safety hazards within five days.Housing inspectors uncovered 600 violations, including rusting metal stairs, faulty plumbing and appliances, electrical hazards and outdated stoves, during a two-month inspection finished in December.
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