Baltimore Free Farm, a Hampden-based organization that does urban farming and community gardening, has been running community gardens on Ash Street in Hampden, but now, the city wants to sell two of the lots that the group uses. Baltimore Free Farm iscomplaining about the sale, but has also put in a bid to buy those lots.
One month after across-the-board federal spending cuts known as sequestration began there are signs the impact on the economy — even in a state such as Maryland with strong ties to the federal government — might not be as severe as initially feared.
The $113.5 million that Exelon Corp. agreed to make available for innovative projects — a condition of regulatory approval for its purchase of Constellation Energy — was awarded Thursday to groups planning to help low-income customers, small businesses and others decrease their energy bills.
A group of local housing advocates have put together the necessary documents to present to the County Council for recognition as the nonprofit that will provide affordable housing in downtown Columbia.
Baltimore's public housing agency announced Monday it has paid $3.7 million to a former public housing resident who suffered lead-paint poisoning as a young child during the 1980s, but it does nothing to resolve the larger issue of unpaid judgments troubling the agency.