This is my third column on this nuisance, and there’s some good news for all those Baltimoreans who wrote to me about it and sent photographic evidence.

Someone has finally stepped up to do something about a blight on Baltimore and suburban neighborhoods — the tangles of telephone wires and television cables, many of them dormant, that hang over alleys like the badly designed webs of giant, demented spiders.

Generally, nothing has happened on this front for years, which is why you see such a mess behind rowhouses.

But now there’s finally some hope. Bills have been filed in the General Assembly — one in the Senate, one in the House of Delegates — to give the Public Service Commission the authority to untangle questions of responsibility, identify the appropriate party and fine them if they don’t clean up a mess within 90 days.

To read more about this, click this link.

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