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    Workmen lay a new sidewalk along 26th Street at the corner of St. Paul on Wednesday.

    Photo by: Mark Reutter

    The infamous 26th Street retaining wall, whose dramatic collapse last April 30 sent cars tumbling into a railway ravine below, has been replaced by a new wall as part of an expensive rebuild. A look back at an infrastructure mishap that could have claimed more than cars.

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  • stroll still

    A woman is helped up by emergency personnel before being taken away in an ambulance during the 2015 Federal Hill Irish Stroll.

    Photo by: YouTube

    Residents who say the annual St. Patrick’s Day-themed event has gotten out of control have moved beyond images of boozing, barfing and lewd acts and are now focusing on documents they say show evidence that the Federal Hill Hospitality Association has not kept current with its non-profit status and misrepresented its expected attendance to the city.

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  • three members city finance bd

    Finance Board members (seated, left to right) Dana Moulden, Larry Silverstein and Frederick Meier. At right is board clerk Steve Kraus.

    Photo by: Mark Reutter

    In deciding to reverse itself and approve $58 million in TIF bonds to jump-start construction on 14 acres of mostly vacant property in West Baltimore, a city board exposes gnawing doubts about the feasibility of the project and its untested developer.

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  • george mitchell

    George Mitchell and two students at Langston Hughes Elementary School on book-bag giveaway day.

    Photo by: Danielle Sweeney

    A community association seeks to overturn a school board decision to close a small elementary school that parents say plays an outsized role in helping to stabilize a troubled Northwest neighborhood. “Langston Hughes is working for the students in our community,” says activist George Mitchell.

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The barfing, the boozing, the underage drinking. Fond, hazy memories for some. And not so fond for the neighbors. Either way it’s over as of yesterday, as the Liquor Board decides not to renew the license for an iconic beer bar officially named Favorites and popularly known as Craig’s.

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  • April 14, 2015

    • The owner of the popular Sip & Bite eatery in Canton has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and awaits sentencing in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Virginia. Anthony “Tony” Vasiliades and an accomplice, Minas Politis, were arrested in January in a parking lot in Alexandria, Va., after they [...]

  • April 8, 2015

    • 4/9/15 UPDATE: The overflow has been stopped, according to the city, after an estimated 23,000 gallons of sewage spilled into Armistead Run from a broken 24-inch sewer pipe. The Department of Public Works is working to stem an ongoing sewer overflow into Armistead Run, a tributary of Herring Run, near Federal Street in East Baltimore. [...]

    • Following a string of complaints from residents faced with dirty, machine-clogged streets, BGE has committed itself to addressing problems arising from its gas-line replacement project in Southeast Baltimore, says 46th District Del. Brooke Lierman. Residents of Butchers Hill and Fells Prospect had previously filed a complaint with the Public Service Commission about the work and [...]

  • April 6, 2015

    • Slot machines again were the driver of March’s $24.7 million in gross revenues at the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, according to data released today by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. While last month boasted the highest monthly take for the gaming facility, revenues in March were actually below the daily take in February (a [...]

  • April 1, 2015

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  • December 15, 2014

    •   “Ha ha, so not a surprise.” “Shocking…not!!” We get applause but also the occasional eye-roll these days for our accountability reporting – like last week’s piece about how tax cuts promised by the mayor as a selling point for Horseshoe Baltimore probably won’t happen, thanks to the casino’s lower-than-expected revenues. We get where the [...]

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