Problems abound for vacant homes' neighbors

specially for residents sharing walls with abandoned properties, issues can mount quickly

Abandoned buildings are a perennial problem in Baltimore — a city where many residents share connecting walls. Nearly one-third of the city's 16,000 uninhabitable properties are near occupied homes, city officials say. And a key part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's new plan to attack vacancies is ratcheting up code enforcement on blocks where many residents still live, issuing fines more quickly. Full Story »

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Alyssa Zauderer
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by Alyssa Zauderer - Jan. 31, 2012

This story sheds light on a big problem in Baltimore that might be overlooked. There is a good balance of sources to give all sides on the issue. The use of figures and statistics also really grabbed me. This topic is something that should be looked into further.

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