The New Redlining

People love data. Numbers. They paint a different, more succinct picture than words sometimes, and they can be turned into maps, infographics, and other visuals that have a bigger, faster impact. However, numbers can be manipulated in a way that allows governments and corporations to create policies that keep poor people away from things that Read more about The New Redlining[…]

Dear Mr. Plank

I read with interest the latest missive in the Baltimore Business Journal about your grand plans for the area around Port Covington. While I love the idea of someone finally redeveloping that area, since it’s been an eyesore for years, even before the Sam’s Club bolted for the hinterlands, something didn’t sit well with me. Read more about Dear Mr. Plank[…]

Former Illegal Gambling Club Now A Blighted Mess

Property Address:  1800 Worcester Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 Property Owner:  Carlyn J. Johnson, 1400 Patapsco Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 This business and its proprietor was the subject of a 2005 City Paper article, after police raided the illegal gambling club and seized cash, guns, and other property — including the club’s membership roster.  Unfortunately, it’s Read more about Former Illegal Gambling Club Now A Blighted Mess[…]