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$15-Million Gaming Terrace Opens at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

$15-Million Gaming Terrace Opens at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore hosted a grand opening today for its new 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor gaming space called The Terrace. The $15-million project started in April and hosted a soft opening last week.

| December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Where to Get Christmas Trees Around South Baltimore

Where to Get Christmas Trees Around South Baltimore

It’s officially the Christmas season, so here are a few places around South Baltimore where you can get a real Christmas tree.

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Funds Being Raised for Pigtown Veteran Whose House Was Damaged by Fire

Funds Being Raised for Pigtown Veteran Whose House Was Damaged by Fire

On November 20th, the Pigtown home of disabled Vietnam veteran Frank May was damaged by an electrical fire on the home’s second floor. Frank May and his daughter Shirley May, as well as their cats, have been forced to vacate the home by Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development until repairs are made.

| December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

An aggravated assault in Otterbein; a robbery on Cross St.; a stolen auto in SBNA; an aggravated assault at the Inner Harbor; two aggravated assaults and a robbery in Pigtown; a stolen auto in Carroll-Camden; and a robbery and two stolen autos in Hollins Market.

| November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Facing 11-Count Federal Indictment

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Facing 11-Count Federal Indictment

A federal grand jury has indicted Catherine Elizabeth Pugh, age 69, of Baltimore, Maryland, on the federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and two counts of tax evasion.  The indictment was returned on November 14, 2019, and was unsealed today.

| November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Weller Development Moving its Offices to City Garage in Port Covington

Weller Development Moving its Offices to City Garage in Port Covington

Weller Development’s new 13,000 sq. ft. office will take over a portion of the 20,000 sq. ft. space vacated by The Foundery earlier this year.

| November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Covington Street Cycle Track Installed in Federal Hill and Riverside

Covington Street Cycle Track Installed in Federal Hill and Riverside

The Covington Street Cycle Track/Bike Boulevard began installation last week in Federal Hill and Riverside and is mostly completed. The project, led by the Baltimore City Department of Transportation’s (DOT) BikeBaltimore program, is part of the Baltimore City Bike Master Plan. The project is funded by a State Highway Administration grant.

| November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Cherry Hill, Lakeland, and Westport Residents Now Eligible for $2.50 Lyft Rides to Grocery Stores

Cherry Hill, Lakeland, and Westport Residents Now Eligible for $2.50 Lyft Rides to Grocery Stores

The Grocery Access Program will provide eligible local families living in parts of south and west Baltimore with a $2.50 flat-rate fare on trips to and from participating grocery stores. Up to 200 eligible residents will receive discounted Lyft rides for up to eight rides per month between November 18, 2019 and April 30, 2020.

| November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Development Site in Federal Hill to be Offered at Auction

Development Site in Federal Hill to be Offered at Auction

The site was eyed for a mixed-used development in recent years. The buildings were the former home of the Shofer’s Clearance Center, which was a part of the Shofer’s Furniture business located across the street.

| November 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
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National Aquarium Secures $11 Million for Floating Wetlands Project

National Aquarium Secures $11 Million for Floating Wetlands Project

Yesterday, the National Aquarium announced it has secured $11 million in funding for its floating wetland projects. The project, which will be located between Piers 3 and 4 adjacent to the aquarium’s Inner Harbor facility, features wetlands and a pier system.

| November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Paul’s Place Begins Construction on $6.1-Million Restaurant and Culinary Arts Training Center in Pigtown

Paul’s Place Begins Construction on $6.1-Million Restaurant and Culinary Arts Training Center in Pigtown

Paul’s Place began construction last month on Groundwork Kitchen, a $6.1-million, almost 15,000 sq. ft. culinary arts training center, restaurant, and carryout shop. The project replaces a surface parking lot at 925 Washington Blvd. at the intersection of W. Cross St. in Pigtown.

| November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
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IKE Smart City Kiosk Added to Federal Hill

IKE Smart City Kiosk Added to Federal Hill

A new Interactive Kiosk Experience (IKE) by IKE Smart City was installed this week on the new sidewalk in front of Cross Street Market at Light St. and E. Cross St. in Federal Hill. The installation of IKEs around Downtown is a collaboration between Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Baltimore City officials, and IKE Smart City.

| November 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Weekend Events Around Baltimore

A nice fall weekend of events including the Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Festival on Sunday with live music, local food, craft beer, a kid’s zone, and more. Additional events include PAW Patrol Live, a slew of Halloween parties, Brett Kreischer, BARCStoberfest, Pigtown Clean Up, ZooBOOO, Lantern Parade, and Sunday Sounds in Union Square. Have a great weekend!

| October 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Southside Diner Team Opens ‘Southside Burger Bar’ at Cross Street Market

Southside Diner Team Opens ‘Southside Burger Bar’ at Cross Street Market

Brothers Nick and Steve Karvounis opened their second restaurant in South Baltimore in recent weeks with the launch of Southside Burger Bar at the newly-renovated Cross Street Market. Nick and Steve Karvounis have owned Southside Diner at Southside Marketplace, which started out as Big Matty’s Diner before relocating, since 2012.

| October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore City Fire Department Property on Hanover Street to House Medic Units After Renovation

Baltimore City Fire Department Property on Hanover Street to House Medic Units After Renovation

In partnership with the Department of General Services, the Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD) has begun renovating the former Truck 6 building at 1227 S. Hanover St. BCFD is proposing the station will have two medic units vehicles and an EMS officer.

| October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
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St. Barnabas & St. Susanna Coptic Orthodox Church Taking Over Former Sts. Stephen and James in Federal Hill

St. Barnabas & St. Susanna Coptic Orthodox Church Taking Over Former Sts. Stephen and James in Federal Hill

Coptic Orthodox Church St. Barnabas & St. Susanna (SBSS) will be taking over the historic church building at 938 S. Hanover St. in Federal Hill/Sharp-Leadenhall that was the former home to Sts. Stephen and James Evangelical Lutheran Church. SBSS purchased the building in recent weeks, has started renovations, and hopes to host its first service in January.

| October 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
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The South Baltimore Gateway Partnership Announces More Than $600,000 in Community Grants

The South Baltimore Gateway Partnership Announces More Than $600,000 in Community Grants

Last week, the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP) announced $603,930 in new grants to support 26 community projects in South and Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods. Nearly a third of the recipients are new grantees. SBGP is a nonprofit which manages half of South Baltimore’s casino Local Impact Grants.

| October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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