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Happy Holidays!

From all of us here at Baltimore Slumlord Watch, we wish you and yours a very happy holiday season.

slummy_holiday_card_2013And to further the holiday cheer, we offer this little ditty — to be sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.  Many thanks to reader LR for the idea.  Because really, what’s a holiday season without a song to go with it?

On the first day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me…a house that was very slummy.

On the second day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me…two violations and a house that was very slummy.

On the third day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me…three faulty outlets, two violations, and a house that was very slummy.

On the fourth day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me…four holes in the roof, three faulty outlets, two violations, and a house that was very slummy.

On the fifth day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me…FIVE LEAD PAINT LAWSUITS…four holes in the roof, three faulty outlets, two violations, and a house that was very slummy.

On the sixth day of Christmas the slumlords gave to me…six mice and roaches…and FIVE LEAD PAINT LAWSUITS…four holes in the roof, three faulty outlets, two violations, and a house that was very slummy.

On the seventh day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me, seven rats a-running, six mice and roaches, and FIVE LEAD PAINT LAWSUITS…four holes in the roof, three faulty outlets, two voilations…and a house that was very slummy…

On the eighth day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me..eight broken windows, seven rats a-running, six mice and roaches, and FIVE LEAD PAINT LAWSUITS…four holes in the roof, three faulty outlets, two violations…and a house that was very slummy.

On the ninth day of christmas, the slumlords gave to me…nine injunctions filed, eight broken windows, seven rats a-running, six mice and roaches,and FIVE LEAD PAINT LAWSUITS…four holes in the roof, three faulty outlets, two violations…and a house that was very slummy.

On the tenth day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me…ten threatening letters, nine injunctions filed, eight broken windows, seven rats a-running, six mice and roaches, and FIVE LEAD PAINT LAWSUITS…four holes in the roof, three faulty outlets, two violations…and a house that was very slummy.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me…eleven vacants toppling, ten threatening letters, nine injunctions filed, eight broken windows, seven rats a-running, six mice and roaches, and FIVE LEAD PAINT LAWSUITS…four holes in the roof, three faulty outlets, two violations…and a house that was very slummy.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the slumlords gave to me…twelve blocks a-burning, eleven vacants toppling, ten threatening letters, nine injunctions filed, eight broken windows, seven rats a-running, six mice and roaches, and FIVE LEAD PAINT LAWSUITS….four holes in the roof, three faulty outlets, two violations…and a house that was very slummy.

Making the Holidays Brighter in Carroll County

You know how hard our BCFD firefighters work on behalf of our city’s residents — but did you know that a lot of them also work as volunteers for VFDs in their own communities?

The Manchester Volunteer Fire Department is holding a toy drive for local kids and is in need of donations.  Please drop off new, unwrapped clothing and toys for kids of all ages at the fire station:  3209 Main Street, Manchester, MD.  The firefighters will take care of the wrapping, and they hand-deliver items to families in need.

Please be generous, and know that you’re making a child’s holiday a little brighter.

Manchester VFD, 2011. Thanks to Reader Wayne for the photo and info!

Happy Thanksgiving

We are thankful for being able to live in safe, healthy housing, and we wish the same for every resident of Baltimore. As 2009 draws to a close (and our 1-year anniversary draws near!) we vow to work even harder in 2010 to rid Baltimore of its blighted homes and we vow to work even harder to make sure our housing laws are enforced.

Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!