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Thursday, 23 September 2021

Work is nearly done on the gas leak at Poe Homes, now residents say it's time to fix the crime problem

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Work is nearly done on the gas leak at Poe Homes, now residents say it's time to fix the crime problem
Work is nearly done on the gas leak at Poe Homes, now residents say it's time to fix the crime problem

Work is nearly done on the gas leak at Poe Homes, now residents say it's time to fix the crime problem

CREWS ARE WORKING TO RESTORETHE GAS AT BALTIMORE'SOE PHOMES IN BALTIMORE SATURDAYB-G- E RECEIVED A GAS ODORCALL...AND FOUND A LEAK OANCUSTOMER'S GAS LINE.

BGE UTSHOFF GAS AS A SAFETY PRECAUTIONAND SENT US A STATEMENT SAYINGTHE ISSUE WAS WITH THECUSTOMER'S EQUIPMENT.

WE'RETOLD PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE THREIGAS RESTORED BY TOMORROW.AND THE GAS ISSUE IS ONE OFMANY PROBLEMS FOR PEOPLELIVING IN POE HOMES.

IN 2019,THE COMMUNITY WENT WITHOUTWATER FOR ABOUT 5 DAYS, BUTONE TENANT SAYS THEITOPRCONCERN IS THE CRIME IN THEAREA.

WMAR-2 NEWRAYSSTRICKLAND JOINS US LIVE ATTHE HOUSING AUTHORITY INDOWNTOWN BALTIMORE.

RAY ETHPEOPLE YOU SPOKE WITH A FEDREUP.....WHAT DO THEY WANT TODO..... TO GET THE CITY'ATTENTION?YES I SPOKE TO THE FORMERPRESIDENT OF THE POE HOMESTENANT COUNCIL WHO SAYS PEOPLEARE CONSIDENGRI NOT PAYINGTHEIR RENT UNTIL SOME OF THEIRCONCERNS ABOUT CRIME AREADDRESD.SELeslie Ware As work enteredday three to repair anunderground gas leak at PoeHomes, Leslie Ware says itan issue that pales incomparison to the crimeproblem HE AND HIS NEIGHRSBOhave faced for years.

17:11“This is not a third worldcountry for little childreno twake up with blood and brnsaion the street to walk over”Ware says itnot being able to use hisstove since Saturday butcalled it the least of theworries because of theshootings and killings in thearea.

16:19“We call LexingtonStreet murderro w” Ware isthe former president of the ePoHomes Tenant Council.

He sayshe and s hineighbors havebrought their concerns aboutcrime to the city, but he saysnothing is being done.

15:30“they have money forarki pnglots.

They have money for aneofw fice.

They have money toput in gold cones, they moyneto put in fences, but tyhedontheir residents a reasableonamount of safety” Left thwino other options Ware says heand many of his neighboraresconsidering putting their ntremoney into an escrow accountto force the city to addresstheir concerns.

16:41“Theymight throw one of us out, buti like to see them throw usall out at the same time” Hesays the livi cngondionstibecause of the violence aredeplorable Ware sayst iabout time for a change.

17:20“My only question is tothem if your mother lived downhere and you was in chaergwould you not change theconditions.

Would you wtanyour mother viling like this?And a spokesperson for thehousing authority sent us astatement addressing residentsconcerns saying in part quote“ we agree with our residenthat they deserve anexpectation of security and weare doing everything wiinthour power including workingclosely with Baltimore citypolice to address theseissue” end quotein thisstatement, the spokespersonalso pointed out most crimalinincidents happen in thesurrounding community and notat Poe homes.

Still, thehousing authority says it willquo t“continue to work withand listen to residents tofind solutions to this plagueof violence togethe” endquote.úTHE C-D-C MAY SOON RECOMMENDEVERYONE WEAR MASKS IN