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High-Speed MAGLEV Train Hopes to Build Baltimore Station in Cherry Hill

High-Speed MAGLEV Train Hopes to Build Baltimore Station in Cherry Hill

Northeast Maglev, the company aiming to bring the Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) to the northeast corridor of the United States, aims to build its Baltimore station in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore. Phase I of the project will start downtown in Washington, D.C., make a stop at Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, and then arrive in Baltimore City.

| August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Planning Underway to Convert a Train Bridge Connecting Port Covington and Westport into a Pedestrian Bridge

Planning Underway to Convert a Train Bridge Connecting Port Covington and Westport into a Pedestrian Bridge

A key aspect of the Port Covington Master Plan and the soon-to-be-created Middle Branch Waterfront Master Plan is the idea of turning the Spring Gardens Swing Bridge, which once connected Port Covington and Westport by train, into a pedestrian bridge.

| June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
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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

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

| April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
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MD-295 to Fully Close This Weekend in Baltimore

MD-295 to Fully Close This Weekend in Baltimore

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.  

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
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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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