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Rehabilitation of the Hanover Street Bridge Still Years Away as Funding Has Not Been Secured

Rehabilitation of the Hanover Street Bridge Still Years Away as Funding Has Not Been Secured

In June 2018, a two-year, $1.8 million study was completed that recommended a $50 million renovation of the 104-year-old Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, often referred to as the Hanover Street Bridge. Additional National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Army Corps of Engineers, and US Coast Guard studies are required before construction can begin, but those have not started as Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) has not secured funding for the project.

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
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15,000 Sq. Ft. Industrial Building Leased in Westport

15,000 Sq. Ft. Industrial Building Leased in Westport

The recently-renovated building at 2701 Manokin St. in Westport now has a new tenant. Big Dog Core Supply Inc. signed a lease and will be moving to the 15,000 sq. ft. building. The business is relocating from a 4,000 sq. ft. space in the Carroll-Camden Industrial Area.

| January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Efforts Underway to Connect the BWI Trail to the Gwynns Falls Trail

Efforts Underway to Connect the BWI Trail to the Gwynns Falls Trail

MedStar Harbor Hospital, Greater Baybrook Alliance (GBA), and South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP) are teaming up on an effort to connect the BWI Trail in Anne Arundel County to the Gwynns Falls Trail in Baltimore City. The Gwynns Falls Trail currently ends just south of MedStar Harbor Hospital’s Cherry Hill Campus and a spur of the BWI Trail currently ends at W. Maple Rd. near N. Camp Mead Rd. in Linthicum Heights.

| December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge to Close This Weekend for Drawbridge Repairs

Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge to Close This Weekend for Drawbridge Repairs

DOT’s contractor is doing mechanical equipment upgrades to the bridge which includes replacing the center and tail locks on the drawbridge. The bridge will close this weekend and five additional upcoming weekends.

| November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Trash Wheel Being Added to the Gwynns Falls to Help Keep Litter Out of the Middle Branch

Trash Wheel Being Added to the Gwynns Falls to Help Keep Litter Out of the Middle Branch

The Gwynns Falls trash wheel will be the largest trash wheel ever built. It will have a grappling arm to help move large debris and a canopy covered by 72 solar panels. It will use solar and hydro power to turn a water wheel that powers a series of rakes and a conveyor belt that will lift trash from the water and deposit it into a dumpster barge.

| October 28, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge to Close this Friday Night, Saturday, and Monday for Repairs

Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge to Close this Friday Night, Saturday, and Monday for Repairs

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that temporary closures of the Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge are scheduled to occur this weekend for repair work. 

| October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge to Close this Weekend for Repairs

Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge to Close this Weekend for Repairs

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that the Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge will temporarily close this weekend for repair work. Get info on the hours it will be closed and the detours.

| October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Dutch Architecture Firm West 8 Wins Middle Branch Waterfront Design Competition

Dutch Architecture Firm West 8 Wins Middle Branch Waterfront Design Competition

Dutch architecture firm West 8 received the highest ranking in the Middle Branch Waterfront design competition. The City of Baltimore will begin contract negotiations with West 8 as part of its planning for a phased, multi-year design and construction project for the 11-mile-plus park system along the shoreline of the Patapsco River in South Baltimore.

| July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Obituary: Kevin M Vaught, Sr. “ButterBean”

Obituary: Kevin M Vaught, Sr. “ButterBean”

Kevin was a Police Cadet  from 1981- 1983 followed by his dedicated service to the people of Baltimore as a Police Officer.  He retired in 2015.  During his time as a Policeman, Kevin made a substantial impact on the community and all he came in contact with.  He is notably remembered for earning the Award for Heroism with a “V” for valor, when he selflessly entered a burning building and rescued the occupants.

| June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Former South Baltimore Community Officer Kevin “ButterBean” Vaught Dies of Cancer at the Age of 57

Former South Baltimore Community Officer Kevin “ButterBean” Vaught Dies of Cancer at the Age of 57

Officer Kevin “ButterBean” Vaught was a popular fixture around South Baltimore during his 18 years working in the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Southern District. Officer ButterBean passed away on Thursday after a battle with stage four liver cancer at the age of 57. He was diagnosed with cancer in March 2018 and was undergoing treatments at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

| June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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SoBo Summer Music Series Lineup Announced

SoBo Summer Music Series Lineup Announced

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) presents the SoBo Summer Music Series through Saturday, August 24, 2019. The series features live music concerts and special events throughout South Baltimore. Widely known and emerging Baltimore-based musicians perform various genres including blues, brass band, funk, jazz, R&B, reggae and timba.

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Three International Architecture Firms Reveal Concepts for Middle Branch Waterfront Design Competition

Three International Architecture Firms Reveal Concepts for Middle Branch Waterfront Design Competition

Last night, concepts were revealed for a competition that aims to turn the Middle Branch Waterfront into a more than 11-mile park system in South Baltimore along the shoreline of the Patapsco River.

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Portion of MD-295 to Close this Weekend for Annapolis Road Bridge Demolition

Baltimore Portion of MD-295 to Close this Weekend for Annapolis Road Bridge Demolition

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that a weekend closure of MD-295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) and traffic pattern changes are scheduled to begin Friday, April 26th, 2019 as part of the Triple Bridges Replacement Project.  A complete closure of MD-295 is necessary for the demolition of the Annapolis Road Bridge superstructure.

| April 26, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Sign Up Now for Free Spring Youth Sports Leagues in South Baltimore

Sign Up Now for Free Spring Youth Sports Leagues in South Baltimore

Registration is open for free spring youth sports leagues! The South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, with funding from Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and other Maryland casinos, is excited to partner with Volo City Kids Foundation and Baltimore City Recreation & Parks  to provide eight weeks of free youth sports programs for kids aged 6 to 12

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Annapolis Road Bridge to Close on Monday as Part of $40-Million Triple Bridges Project

Annapolis Road Bridge to Close on Monday as Part of $40-Million Triple Bridges Project

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that the Triples Bridges Project over MD 295 in Baltimore City is now underway, and starting next week, the Annapolis Road Bridge will close for construction. 

| March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Video: Acting Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Michael S. Harrison Meets with Southern District

Video: Acting Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Michael S. Harrison Meets with Southern District

New Acting Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Commissioner Michael S. Harrison held a meet-and-greet with the Southern District last night at Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School. He introduced himself, listened to comments from community members, and took questions. 

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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USPS Package Pickups Moved from South Baltimore to Brooklyn Curtis Bay

USPS Package Pickups Moved from South Baltimore to Brooklyn Curtis Bay

South Baltimore may have a new post office, but area residents will no longer be able to pickup certified/registered mail, hold mail, and packages in the neighborhood. The pickups will now take place at the Brooklyn Curtis Bay Post Office at 10 16th Ave. in Anne Arundel County.

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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