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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

A homicide in Federal Hill, a cutting in Barre Circle, a burglary in Riverside, an aggravated assault and armed robbery in Pigtown, and an aggravated assault in Hollins Market.

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South Baltimore Native and Baseball Hall of Famer Al Kaline Dies at the Age of 85

South Baltimore Native and Baseball Hall of Famer Al Kaline Dies at the Age of 85

| April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Baseball Hall of Famer, Al Kaline, who grew up in the South Baltimore neighborhood of Westport, died today at the age of 85 at his home in Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Construction Begins on ExtraSpace Storage Building on Wells Street

Construction Begins on ExtraSpace Storage Building on Wells Street

| April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Construction has begun on a five-story, 90,000 sq. ft, 820-unit ExtraSpace Storage facility at 1900 S. Charles St. in South Baltimore. A former one-story warehouse occupied by pipe, fitting, valve, and gauge business Pratt Thompson Company was demolished at the project site in recent months.

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Auto Auction Company Copart Assembles More Than 47 Acres for South Baltimore Facility

Auto Auction Company Copart Assembles More Than 47 Acres for South Baltimore Facility

| April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Online auto auction company Copart is assembling more than 47 acres of property along W. Patapsco Ave. in Baltimore City and Baltimore County for a new facility. The Dallas-based company closed on two properties last week in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore across the street from a property already in its portfolio.

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Man Killed Early Saturday Morning in a Federal Hill Short-Term Rental

Man Killed Early Saturday Morning in a Federal Hill Short-Term Rental

| April 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

“On early-Saturday, April 4th, at approximately 2:51am, a 24 year old male was shot and killed inside a property on the 1100 block of S Charles St. The victim did not live here, but was renting out a short term rental for a “game night” he planned to have with his friends.”

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Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Planning a Five-Home Project in Pigtown

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Planning a Five-Home Project in Pigtown

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is continuing its investment in Pigtown with a five-home project on the 1100 block of Ward St. The project includes three new-construction homes, two home rehabs, a community green space, and some parking spaces for adjacent Paul’s Place.

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Weekend Road Closures in Baltimore

Weekend Road Closures in Baltimore

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Closures include a full closure of MD-295 and additional modifications around Downtown.

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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today’s South Baltimore Business Roundup specifically looks at how some local businesses are helping out during the COVID-19 pandemic from creating face shields, to food donations, grants, and new hospital beds.

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Plans Revealed for an Eight-Story Garage at the UM BioPark

Plans Revealed for an Eight-Story Garage at the UM BioPark

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wexford Science & Technology, a developer of The University of Maryland BioPark, revealed plans yesterday for a new eight-story garage to serve its two-phase project at the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. and W. Baltimore St

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

A triple shooting leaves one dead in Pigtown, two additional robberies and an aggravated assault in Pigtown, and three robberies and a stolen auto in Federal Hill.

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Lennar Takes Over Stadium Square Apartment Project, Presents Updated Renderings

Lennar Takes Over Stadium Square Apartment Project, Presents Updated Renderings

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

LMC, a multi-family development company by national home builder Lennar, has taken over a Stadium Square apartment project on the 100 block of W. Ostend St. from The Hanover Company.

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MD-295 to Fully Close This Weekend in Baltimore

MD-295 to Fully Close This Weekend in Baltimore

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that a full closure of MD-295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) and traffic pattern changes are scheduled to occur this weekend as part of the Triple Bridges Replacement Project.  

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MedStar Opens COVID-19 Testing Center at Baltimore Museum of Industry Parking Lot

MedStar Opens COVID-19 Testing Center at Baltimore Museum of Industry Parking Lot

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

MedStar Health opened a COVID-19 testing tent at the Baltimore Museum of Industry parking lot last Thursday. The site is across the street from MedStar’s former Federal Hill ambulatory care center.

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Under Armour Manufacturing 500,000 Masks and Additional PPE in Port Covington for Local Hospitals

Under Armour Manufacturing 500,000 Masks and Additional PPE in Port Covington for Local Hospitals

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

To support the many healthcare workers in the area during the COVID-19 pandemic, Under Armour is manufacturing face masks, face shields, and fanny packs at its buildings in Port Covington. The company is also exploring manufacturing hospital gowns.

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Pick Up Chalk Today at South Baltimore Parks for ‘Chalk Your Walk’

Pick Up Chalk Today at South Baltimore Parks for ‘Chalk Your Walk’

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Looking for an activity while social distancing? We invite you to Chalk Your Walk and spread some joy! Come pick up a free package of chalk tonight!

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Pigtown’s ‘Fielder’s Tavern’ Sells at Auction

Pigtown’s ‘Fielder’s Tavern’ Sells at Auction

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fielder’s Tavern at 1184-1186 Nanticoke St. in Pigtown was sold today in an A.J. Billig & Co. online auction with a high bid of $223,000. The auction started on Thursday and ended today at 12pm.

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Governor Hogan Issues Stay-at-Home Order for the State of Maryland

Governor Hogan Issues Stay-at-Home Order for the State of Maryland

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Governor Larry Hogan has issued a Stay-at-Home Order to deal with the spread of COVID-19. This follows an order from last Monday for all non-essential businesses to close, and an order from last Friday closing Maryland daycares unless they are designated to serve essential workers or are family, friend, or neighbor care for five or fewer students.

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Councilman Costello Warns Parks Could be Closed If Temporary Rules are Not Followed

Councilman Costello Warns Parks Could be Closed If Temporary Rules are Not Followed

| March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

“I am pleading with everyone one last time, please follow the temporary rules in our parks. I visited several parks in my district over the past two hours, and nothing was as horrible as what I saw at Riverside Park, Latrobe Park, and Wilson & Etting Park.”

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Most Maryland Daycare Centers Must Close by the End of Today

Most Maryland Daycare Centers Must Close by the End of Today

| March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Beginning at the end of the day on Friday, March 27, 2020, all child care programs are to be closed.During this State of Emergency, child care programs have been established by the State to serve only designated essential personnel.

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South Baltimore Restaurants Named in Baltimore Magazine’s Best Restaurants List

South Baltimore Restaurants Named in Baltimore Magazine’s Best Restaurants List

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Baltimore Magazine came out with its 50 Best Restaurants in 2020 list and released the results of its Best Restaurants Readers’ Poll. See what places in South Baltimore made the lists.

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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

An RFP for a 66,869 sq. ft. retail building, a former Under Armour photography building is for lease, a Riverside Bar is for sale, bar closes at the Inner Harbor, and a new business joins City Garage.

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Ways to Help the Local Restaurant Industry While Dining Rooms are Closed

Ways to Help the Local Restaurant Industry While Dining Rooms are Closed

| March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, the restaurant industry is among one of the hardest hit as people social distance and quarantine. Here are some ways you can help the local restaurant industry during this challenging time.

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Sagamore Spirit to Produce Hand Sanitizer for Maryland Healthcare Providers

Sagamore Spirit to Produce Hand Sanitizer for Maryland Healthcare Providers

| March 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Port Covington’s rye whiskey distillery Sagamore Spirit is nearing the start of production of large quantities of antimicrobial hand sanitizer to help meet the needs of healthcare workers and first responders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Southwest Chinese Restaurant ‘Water Song’ Opens on Cross Street in Federal Hill

Southwest Chinese Restaurant ‘Water Song’ Opens on Cross Street in Federal Hill

| March 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Water Song, a new restaurant serving dishes from the Yunnan Province of Southwest China, has opened at 21 E. Cross St. in Federal Hill. The approximately 1,500 sq. ft. restaurant space was formerly the home of The Local Fry.

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DPW Suspends Some Services Including Park Can Collections

DPW Suspends Some Services Including Park Can Collections

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

In response to the evolving conditions related to the threat of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of the public and of our employees, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark announced that the following will take effect Monday, March 23, 2020:

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Pigtown Bar ‘Fielder’s Tavern’ to be Offered at Auction this Week

Pigtown Bar ‘Fielder’s Tavern’ to be Offered at Auction this Week

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The two-building, two-story, 2,522 sq. ft. property features a full kitchen attached to a carryout entrance, a bar and dining room with two bathrooms, a second-story auxiliary space, a second-story efficiency apartment, and an unfinished basement. It stands at the corner of Nanticoke St. and Ostend St.

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Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Closes Playgrounds, Basketball Courts, and Pavilions

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Closes Playgrounds, Basketball Courts, and Pavilions

| March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Baltimore City Recreation and Parks has closed all high congestion, traffic and use areas such as courts (tennis, bocce, basketball, ect.), pavilions and playgrounds until further notice.

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Governor Hogan Orders All ‘Non-Essential’ Maryland Businesses to Close

Governor Hogan Orders All ‘Non-Essential’ Maryland Businesses to Close

| March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

At a press conference this morning, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he enacted an executive order that all of Maryland’s non-essential businesses, organizations, establishments, and facilities must close at 5pm today. Governor Hogan took this measure to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maryland.

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Under Armour Pledges Up to $2 Million in Donations in Wake of Coronavirus, Launches Home Fitness Challenge

Under Armour Pledges Up to $2 Million in Donations in Wake of Coronavirus, Launches Home Fitness Challenge

| March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts the world, Locust Point-based Under Armour is using its resources to help children through donations supporting hunger relief efforts and youth sports leagues. It has also launched a home fitness challenge through its apps.

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Catholic Charities Begins Work on $4.5-Million Renovation of Cherry Hill Town Center

Catholic Charities Begins Work on $4.5-Million Renovation of Cherry Hill Town Center

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month Catholic Charities held a ceremonial kickoff for a $4.5-million renovation of the Cherry Hill Town Center. The 49,027 sq. ft. shopping center on 2.39 acres is located on the 600 block of Cherry Hill Rd. in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore.

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Photo Tour of the New Water Feature at McKeldin Plaza

Photo Tour of the New Water Feature at McKeldin Plaza

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A second phase of the McKeldin Plaza is complete as a new water feature opened at the Inner Harbor park. This comes after the $4-million Phase One of the project which included the demolition of a large water fountain and skywalk, as well as the creation of a green space with new tiered bench seating made of materials from the old fountain.

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Database of South Baltimore Restaurants Offering Food and Packaged Goods

Database of South Baltimore Restaurants Offering Food and Packaged Goods

| March 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

In an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order on Monday stating all bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms must close. However, restaurants are still allowed to offer delivery and carryout, and now alcohol packaged goods can also be delivered too.

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Coronavirus Treatments and Preventions Under Development at Emergent BioSolutions in Pigtown

Coronavirus Treatments and Preventions Under Development at Emergent BioSolutions in Pigtown

| March 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced last week that it has initiated development of two product candidates for the treatment and prevention of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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