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  • Marbella: For city housing department, the repo man cometh

    So it comes to this: The sheriff's office tagging vehicles that belong to the Baltimore Housing Authority, preparing them for seizure and auction. Like some common deadbeat, an actual governmental agency gets what is essentially a visit from the repo...
  • Md. court strikes down landlord protection in lead paint law

    Maryland's highest court struck down Monday a key provision of state law that shielded owners of older rental housing from civil lawsuits — and potentially costly payments to victims — if they took precautions to protect children in their...
  • Officials: Md. health lab improving after lead records tumult

    In the three months since revelations of widespread records destruction at the state health department's lab, interim managers have made strides to improve its operation, Maryland's top health officials say. The lab could see more changes, based on a new...
  • Lead paint case: A poisoned compromise

    Lead paint case: A poisoned compromise
    The Maryland Court of Appeals decision this week to throw out liability limits for landlords upsets what had been one of the most productive compromises to come out of Annapolis in recent memory. The state's 1994 lead paint law, a product of extensive...
  • Overdue justice for lead paint victims

    Overdue justice for lead paint victims
    In the 1960s, Baltimore's leaders, driven by both desperate need and newfound vision, enacted a first-of-its-kind housing code for the City of Baltimore. Its provisions ensured that Baltimore's residents, including even the poorest, would be able to...
  • Lead-paint email discusses potential 'big embarrassment' to Gansler

    Lead-paint email discusses potential 'big embarrassment' to Gansler
    It was late one afternoon when the email went out, warning of "hot front page news" that could be a "big embarrassment" to Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. The message came from an assistant attorney general, writing to alert her supervisor that a...
  • Un-shredding records at the health department

    Un-shredding records at the health department
    A report that top officials at the state health lab shredded hundreds of blood test results for lead-poisoned children earlier this year because they couldn't be bothered with keeping up with requests for the paperwork raises serious questions about the...
  • Kennedy Krieger sued over lead paint study

    In a class action lawsuit filed Thursday, Kennedy Krieger Institute is accused of exposing poor black children to "dangerous levels" of lead as part of a housing experiment in the 1990s. The suit, filed Thursday in Baltimore City Circuit Court by...
  • Baltimore housing authority racking up legal bills for lead cases

    The Housing Authority of Baltimore City often cites a lack of funds to explain its refusal to pay nearly $12 million in court-ordered judgments to former public housing residents who suffered permanent lead-paint poisoning as children. But the city's...
  • Lead poisoning cases decline in Md., but gaps remain

    Lead poisoning cases decline in Md., but gaps remain
    Lead poisoning, once widespread, appears on the way to becoming a rarity among children living in old rental housing in Baltimore and the rest of Maryland. But the problem is growing among youngsters who live in owner-occupied and newer rental homes,...
  • Gansler's office email points to problem with Public Information Act

    Gansler's office email points to problem with Public Information Act
    The report that a lawyer in Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's office sent an email and left a voicemail message suggesting that the state should act quickly on a request from someone who claimed to be an important political supporter of the lawyer's...
  • Response to homeowners' lead dust concerns highlights holes in system

    Response to homeowners' lead dust concerns highlights holes in system
    The dust was thick enough that Sally Dworak-Fisher could trace letters in it with her finger. She feared that particles from rehab work next door were drifting into her Federal Hill home and coating many surfaces — even under the bathroom sink....