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Ultra Marathon Swimmer Katie Pumphrey to Swim from Bay Bridge to Harborplace in June

Ultra Marathon Swimmer Katie Pumphrey to Swim from Bay Bridge to Harborplace in June

| May 28, 2024 | 0 Comments

Artist and Ultra Marathon Open Water Swimmer Katie Pumphrey announced today plans to attempt a history-making 24-mile “Bay to Baltimore” swim from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Harborplace in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in late June to celebrate the recently announced milestone of a swimmable Baltimore.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| May 28, 2024 | 0 Comments

Three robberies in Federal Hill, an aggravated assault and robbery at the Inner Harbor, an aggravated assault and robbery in Pigtown, an aggravated assault in Carroll-Camden, an aggravated assault in Union Square, and burglaries, robberies and larcenies around the area.

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Riverside Park Pool Opens, Enforces Bag and Attire Policies

Riverside Park Pool Opens, Enforces Bag and Attire Policies

| May 28, 2024 | 0 Comments

Riverside Park Pool, as well as other Baltimore City “Park Pools,” opened this past weekend. This included the return of Patterson Park Pool and Cherry Hill Splash Park after both were closed last year for needed repairs.

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Zac Blanchard Wins Election, Will be New District 11 Councilman

Zac Blanchard Wins Election, Will be New District 11 Councilman

| May 24, 2024 | 0 Comments

Last night, Councilman Eric Costello conceded in his race for reelection as the District 11 Councilman as challenger Zac Blanchard finished the day 43 votes ahead and was declared the winner. It was a razor-thin margin as 6,871 votes were cast in the race that led to 3,457 votes for Blanchard and 3,414 votes for Councilman Costello.

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Archdiocese Reverses Decision to Close ‘Our Lady of Good Counsel’ Church in Locust Point

Archdiocese Reverses Decision to Close ‘Our Lady of Good Counsel’ Church in Locust Point

| May 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Archdiocese of Baltimore released its Seek The City Final Plan. In the plan, 61 existing parishes in Baltimore City and the immediate suburbs will be merged into 30 worship and ministry sites. While the proposal released to the public in April had St. Mary Star of the Sea in Federal Hill and Our Lady of Good Counsel in Locust Point closing, the final plan will keep Our Lady of Good Counsel open.

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New Charm City Circulator Route Being Added, Federal Hill Stops Being Removed from Purple Route

New Charm City Circulator Route Being Added, Federal Hill Stops Being Removed from Purple Route

| May 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Purple Route stops at Cross Street Market, Ostend St., Fort Ave. (southern most point), West St., and Henrietta St. will be eliminated. However, the Cherry Route will go as far south in Federal Hill as Fort Ave. before veering east into Riverside and to McHenry Row. Following McHenry Row, it will go through Baltimore Peninsula and into Cherry Hill. 

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Belgian Snack Bar ‘Freetjes’ Opens in Federal Hill 

Belgian Snack Bar ‘Freetjes’ Opens in Federal Hill 

| May 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Freetjes is a play on words combining the Belgian word for French fries “frietjes” and the American term “freedom fries.” As the name implies, fries will be the star of the show at Freetjes. 

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Zac Blanchard Takes 28-Vote Lead in District 11 Council Race

Zac Blanchard Takes 28-Vote Lead in District 11 Council Race

| May 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

It’s now eight days after the Primary Election and votes are still being counted. After 1,140 mail-in ballots were counted last week and 556 mail-in ballots were counted this week, Zac Blanchard has taken a 28-vote lead over 2.5-term incumbent Councilman Eric Costello in the District 11 Council election. The race remains incredibly tight and too close to call.

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Former Oyster Cannery to Become Apartment Building in Ridgely’s Delight

Former Oyster Cannery to Become Apartment Building in Ridgely’s Delight

| May 21, 2024 | 0 Comments

A former oyster cannery at 337 S. Fremont Ave. in Ridgely’s Delight is slated to become eight apartments. Developers Ben Garner and Neil Brown are undertaking the project in the approximately 8,500 sq. ft. building that dates back to 1920.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| May 21, 2024 | 0 Comments

Two aggravated assault and two robberies at the Inner Harbor, two aggravated assaults in Carroll-Camden, and burglaries and auto thefts around the area.

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‘Miss Twist’ Ice Cream Shop Opens in Locust Point

‘Miss Twist’ Ice Cream Shop Opens in Locust Point

| May 21, 2024 | 0 Comments

Popular local ice cream truck Miss Twist has opened its brick-and-mortar shop at 1433 E. Fort Ave. in Locust Point. Miss Twist takes over a  750 sq. ft. retail space, which was previously Southeastern Roastery, just feet from Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle School.

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Inner Harbor Swimming Event Scheduled for June 23rd

Inner Harbor Swimming Event Scheduled for June 23rd

| May 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

The public swimming event will accommodate 125 people ages 18 and older in five timed sessions to ensure safety and proper monitoring by Ultimate Watersports, an on-water event management company

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Ecuadorian Tall Ship BAE GUAYAS Docks at the Inner Harbor

Ecuadorian Tall Ship BAE GUAYAS Docks at the Inner Harbor

| May 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Guayas is a sail training ship of the Ecuadorian Navy. Launched in 1976, it was named in jointly in honor of Chief Guayas, the Guayas river, and Guayas, the first steamship that was constructed in South America in 1841, and is displayed on the Ecuadorian coat of arms.[2] The ship’s home base is Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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Free Outdoor Fitness Returns to the Inner Harbor

Free Outdoor Fitness Returns to the Inner Harbor

| May 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

Led by Baltimore-based fitness professionals, the 2024 Waterfront Wellness classes will be held six days a week across three locations on Baltimore’s waterfront – Harbor Point Plaza, West Shore Park and the Broadway Pier in Fells Point.

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Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Weekend Events Around Baltimore

| May 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

Wine Village, Joe Russo, Ancient Aliens, Black-Eyed Susan Day, O’s/Mariners, Preakness, Leanne Morgan, Maryland Music Awards, Birth Festival, Vintage Expo, Latrobe Park Cleanup, BSO, Amy Grant, Sebastian Bach, NF, and much more!

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Thomas Johnson End-of-Year Social on May 31st

Thomas Johnson End-of-Year Social on May 31st

| May 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

“Join the TJEMS Community to celebrate the end of the school year! This event is for 21+ and includes food, drinks, DJ, dancing and a ton of fun!”

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Mayor Brandon Scott Projected to Win Mayoral Primary, District 11 Council Race Separated by 25 Votes

Mayor Brandon Scott Projected to Win Mayoral Primary, District 11 Council Race Separated by 25 Votes

| May 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

The District 11 Council race has a razor-thin margin as 2.5-term incumbent Councilman Eric Costello has a 25-vote lead over challenger Zac Blanchard in the Democratic Primary. The vote count stands at 2,565 (50.24%) to 2,540 (49.76%). An “unknown number of  mail-in ballots remain to be counted,” according to reporter Emily Opilo of The Baltimore Sun.

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Nearly $1 Million in Community Grants Awarded by South Baltimore Gateway Partnership

Nearly $1 Million in Community Grants Awarded by South Baltimore Gateway Partnership

| May 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

The South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP) announces $932,787 in Community Grants to support 24 projects across South and Southwest Baltimore, the largest collective Community Grants funding amount yet.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| May 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

An aggravated assault in Ridgely’s Delight, a homicide in Sharp-Leadenhall, an arson in South Baltimore, two robberies in Federal Hill, a robbery at the Inner Harobr, a robbery in Pigtown, a robbery in Carroll-Camden, burglaries and auto thefts around the area.

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Tree Planting and Latrobe Park Maintenance Events in Locust Point This Weekend

Tree Planting and Latrobe Park Maintenance Events in Locust Point This Weekend

| May 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

Get your hands dirty for clean water and a greener Baltimore! Join Living Classrooms Foundation along with Friends of Fort McHenry, Project SERVE, and the Locust Point Civic Association as we plant street trees! Novice volunteers and expert Tree Keepers are welcome.

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Lineup Announced for ‘Baltimore by Baltimore’ Event Series at the Inner Harbor

Lineup Announced for ‘Baltimore by Baltimore’ Event Series at the Inner Harbor

| May 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore announced today the return of Baltimore by Baltimore, a waterfront music and maker festival series, to be held every first Saturday from June 1st through October 5th at Baltimore’s longtime home for public performance, the Inner Harbor Amphitheater.

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Brazilian Tall Ship CISNE BRANCO Arrives at the Baltimore Inner Harbor

Brazilian Tall Ship CISNE BRANCO Arrives at the Baltimore Inner Harbor

| May 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Brazilian Navy commissioned a new Tall Ship, a three masted clipper, on February 4th, 2000. The ship is appropriately named “Cisne Branco” – White Swan. Her construction was inspired by the design of the last “Clippers” of the 19th century and, under the guidance of the Brazilian Navy, was built in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Karaoke Concept ‘Live-K’ Coming to Baltimore Peninsula

Karaoke Concept ‘Live-K’ Coming to Baltimore Peninsula

| May 9, 2024 | 0 Comments

Today, the Baltimore Peninsula development team announced “futuristic karaoke experience” LIVE-K is coming to a 7,800 sq. ft. retail space at the Rye Street Market building. This is the second location for Live-K, which opened its first location at The Wharf in Washington, D.C. in 2022.

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Mexican Restaurant ‘Urbano’ Coming to Baltimore Peninsula

Mexican Restaurant ‘Urbano’ Coming to Baltimore Peninsula

| May 9, 2024 | 0 Comments

Today, the Baltimore Peninsula development team announced Urbano Mexican Fare is coming to a 4,500 sq. ft. retail space at the Rye Street Market building. Urbano, which is a concept from Common Plate Hospitality, has thee locations in the Washington, D.C. area and an additional location planned for Annapolis.

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Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Weekend Events Around Baltimore

| May 9, 2024 | 0 Comments

Wine Village returns, Romeo & Juliet, O’s/Diamondbacks, Spring Flea Market, Big Truck Day, Family Art Tour, Spring Fling, NERDpocalypse, Charlie Wilson, NCAA Lacrosse Tournament, Goat Yoga, Diana Ross, brewery events, live music, museum events, happy hours, and much more!

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Greater Baybrook Alliance to Open Office in Former Brooklyn Bank

Greater Baybrook Alliance to Open Office in Former Brooklyn Bank

| May 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Greater Baybrook Alliance (GBA) is opening an office at 3601 S. Hanover St. in Brooklyn using funds from a $1-million federal grant. GBA purchased the 3,889 sq. ft. building, which was formerly a Bank of America, last year for $417,500.

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‘Key Neapolitan’ and ‘Crushed Velvet’ Return to Key Hwy. for Year Two of Business

‘Key Neapolitan’ and ‘Crushed Velvet’ Return to Key Hwy. for Year Two of Business

| May 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

The dual outdoor businesses of Key Neapolitan by Verde and Crushed Velvet have returned for year two of business at 1302 Key Hwy. in Federal Hill. The two businesses completed renovations to the property, which was formerly a gas station, in the offseason.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| May 7, 2024 | 0 Comments

An aggravated assault in Otterbein, a commercial robbery in Federal Hill, two robberies and an aggravated assault at the Inner Harbor, a robbery and aggravated assault in Pigtown, an aggravated assault in Hollins Market, and burglaries and and auto thefts around the area.

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Under Armour Releasing Spandex Alternative Called NEOLAST Next Week

Under Armour Releasing Spandex Alternative Called NEOLAST Next Week

| May 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

On May 13th, Under Armour will premier a new material called NEOLAST™, which the company describes as a “high-performing” alternative to spandex (elastane). NEOLAST will debut with the new Vanish Pro tee, which will be available on Under Armour’s website.

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South Baltimore Development Photo Tour

South Baltimore Development Photo Tour

| May 7, 2024 | 0 Comments

A photo tour of all the construction in South Baltimore, including Under Armour’s new headquarters, hundreds of new townhomes, a biotech building, apartment buildings, pickleball courts, restaurants, and more.

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Orioles Owner David Rubenstein to Fill in for Mr. Splash on Friday

Orioles Owner David Rubenstein to Fill in for Mr. Splash on Friday

| May 6, 2024 | 0 Comments

New Baltimore Orioles Owner David Rubenstein definitely has a passion for creative marketing. He was recently in a video featuring Orioles Co-Owner and Former Orioles Hall of Fame Shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. “working” in the infield at Oriole Park at Camden Yards; starred in another video as a DJ cranking Orioles Magic alongside the Oriole Bird; and, today, was featured in yet another video dressed as Mr. Splash announcing he’ll be the guest splasher at this Friday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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‘Burlington’ Now Open at the Inner Harbor

‘Burlington’ Now Open at the Inner Harbor

| May 6, 2024 | 0 Comments

Burlington, which was long-known as Burlington Coat Factory before shortening its name, opened last week in a 34,000 sq. ft. space at Lockwood Place at 600 E. Pratt St. across from the Inner Harbor. Burlington takes over a third-story space that was has been vacant since Best Buy left in 2012.

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Orioles and Baltimore Convention Center Team Up on New Mural

Orioles and Baltimore Convention Center Team Up on New Mural

| May 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

Today the Orioles unveiled the latest mural installation as part of the Birdland Murals series, powered by PNC. This year, the Orioles and PNC have displayed a prominent mural located downtown on the west side of the Baltimore Convention Center. The new mural will continue celebrating the vibrant culture, fascinating history, distinctive neighborhoods, and remarkable people of Baltimore, enabling Orioles fans and the community to enjoy the extraordinary skills of various local artists.

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