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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Christopher Harris
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by Christopher Harris - Feb. 2, 2012

I think this is definitely good journalism because it begins with a much more detailed situation and then broadens into this bigger event also with great detail. The facts are clearly supported by using reputable sources from the city's records to even the families themselves.

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