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  • Seagirt_Marine_Terminal

    A strong year for the Port of Baltimore

    Thanks to a rising sea of of cars and containers, the Maryland Port Administration registered its highest cargo level in 2014, the agency announced today. The port handled more cars and light trucks than any other U.S. port last year – 792,795 – up 5% from the 2013 total. This increase, combined with a record [...]

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    Symbol of Sparrows Point set to be imploded today

    UPDATED: It came down quickly, in a matter of seconds, at 1:17 p.m. today – what was once the largest iron-making structure in the Western Hemisphere. The longtime symbol of Sparrows Point was imploded by its new owners as part of a long-term remediation and redevelopment of the peninsula for industrial and port-related uses.

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    Top pr operative joins the mayor’s office

    After flacking for real estate developers and CSX Transportation, a former newspaper editor has entered the portals of City Hall as a highly-paid employee of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Howard Libit knows his way around the local corridors of power.

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    Six reasons to support The Brew by becoming a member

    1) We don’t do stupid listicles. 2) We don’t do stupid listicles. 3) We don’t do stupid listicles. 4) We don’t do stupid listicles. 5) We don’t do stupid listicles. 6) Okay, not all listicles are stupid. And we have done one or two of them over the years. But when we do they’re really [...]

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    Big game calls for big gesture

    We brake for shocking lavender chin hair – especially when we encounter it not on Bourbon Street, some hipster scene or at the ballpark but in a supermarket parking lot in the bright light of a Friday afternoon. That’s where we spotted Jim Uhrin today – aka @TrafficJamJimmy of WBFF-TV Fox45 – sporting this righteous [...]

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    Ravens outmuscle the Steelers for first playoff victory at Heinz Field

    One and done in the playoffs? Not this time. Beating Pittsburgh 30-17 last night, the Baltimore Ravens followed a lackluster month with their biggest victory since the 2012 Super Bowl season. Somehow, Terrell Suggs’ crazy between-both-legs ball-trapping to hang onto that key interception was emblematic of a very Ravens night.

  • outfall at Sparrows Point

    City to pay up to $6M for continued use of steel mill sewage outfall

    For 70 years, Baltimore relied on the Sparrows Point steel mill to absorb a large portion of its sewage discharges. A deal with the new owners of the now-closed steel property will permit the city to continue the arrangement – and to meet federal and state pollution standards.

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    Online clamor over fatal bike crash includes calls for Cook to resign

    Amid the ghastly irony of a sermon caught on YouTube in which she calls for personal responsibility with an analogy about unsafe driving, Bishop Heather Cook is stirring controversy in social media after she struck a bicyclist and drove away from the scene.

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    New Sparrows Point owners agree to $48 million clean-up plan

    Big changes were announced today for Sparrows Point, the 3,000-acre waterfront property that once housed the world’s largest steel mill. The Jim Davis group will buy the property and has pledged $48 million for an environmental cleansing.

  • Reutter on the radio discusses future of Sparrows Point

    Reutter on the radio discusses future of Sparrows Point

    It’s had four operating steel companies in the last 11 years and an out-of-town liquidator. Could the sixth time be the charm for Sparrows Point? The latest of a half-dozen owners to take over the former mill site has emerged – Anne Arundel County businessman James C. (Jim) Davis. Today, The Brew’s Mark Reutter talked [...]

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    Jim Davis group identified as seeking to buy Sparrows Point

    Nothing is official yet, but no one is denying that Redwood Capital Investments is the party seeking to buy a large chunk of Sparrows Point. The group is headed by James C. (Jim) Davis, a longtime business partner of Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.

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    Who are the mystery buyers of Sparrows Point?

    A “local investment group” has agreed to buy a large chunk of the Sparrows Point peninsula south of Dundalk. A sale could breathe new life into plans for redeveloping the site of the world’s once-biggest steel mill. But who are the investors?

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    “Love Letter” mural seen as a shot of hope for struggling Westport

    “We’ve been a trampled-over section of Baltimore,” says a Westport business owner. A mural by a famous ex-graffiti artist is viewed as the first step in getting some respect for a South Baltimore community pockmarked by vacant lots and rundown rowhouses.

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    Get ready for some real big art: $103,000 allotted for five projects

    Amy Sherald and Rodney Carroll plan some dramatic public art for Station North and Pigtown as part of the PNC Transformative Art Prizes. Local artists and events are featured in the five awards.

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    More food distributed in Baltimore County

    Citing the needs of seniors and steelworkers displaced from the closed Sparrows Point mill, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced today that 126,000 pounds of supplemental food has been distributed through the Maryland Food Bank to county residents. A $75,000 supplemental appropriation was added to $325,000 already budgeted in fiscal 2014 (through June 30) to [...]

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    Elephant sculptures carry a heavy load: calming an intersection

    If you’ve been wondering why five painted pachyderms have been stationed along Druid Park Lake Drive, McCulloh Street and Auchentoroly Terrace, here’s the story behind the Druid Hill Park elephant project, to be officially unveiled today.

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    Old Dundalk gets new slogan: Live the Unexpected!

    The venerable working-class community in eastern Baltimore County – mocked by radio dj’s as “the Redneck Riviera,” lauded by residents as “humble” and “salt-of-the-earth” – was in the spotlight as a high-gloss marketing campaign was unveiled yesterday.

  • benton building

    Inside City Hall: Facelift for an ugly duckling

    Home to about 1,200 employees, the Benton Building has been a poster child of the city’s poorly maintained infrastructure. Built atop a parking garage and beset by rodent infestation, the building now needs major repairs to its leaking limestone walls.

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    Food stamp participation rises sharply in Baltimore and Howard counties

    Grim, appalling, but sadly not a surprise – Baltimore city had the highest rates of overall, youth and senior citizen poverty in Maryland in a report compiled by advocates for the poor. Some of the stats from the suburbs, though, suggest financial insecurity in Maryland is not just a city thing.

  • Letter from 46th Legislative District to Douglas Paige, executive secretary, Baltimore Board of LIquor License Commissioners (4/30/14)

    Letter from 46th Legislative District to Douglas Paige, executive secretary, Baltimore Board of LIquor License Commissioners (4/30/14)

    Dear Mr. Paige: Over this past weekend, our Delegation was contacted by a number of concerned residents regarding two separate decisions of the Baltimore City Board of Liquor License Commissioners, cases heard on Thursday, April 24, 2014 involving 4919 Belair, Inc. and Steel Drum Café, LLC. In both cases, the Board cited reference to a [...]

  • 4/30/14 letter from 46th Legislative District to Douglas Paige, executive director Baltimore City Board of Liquor of  Liquor License Commissioners

    4/30/14 letter from 46th Legislative District to Douglas Paige, executive director Baltimore City Board of Liquor of Liquor License Commissioners

    Dear Mr. Paige: Over this past weekend, our Delegation was contacted by a number of concerned residents regarding two separate decisions of the Baltimore City Board of Liquor License Commissioners, cases heard on Thursday, April 24, 2014 involving 4919 Belair, Inc. and Steel Drum Café, LLC. In both cases, the Board cited reference to a [...]

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    Roof collapse at closed steel mill injures nine, three critically

    The roof of a building at the closed steel mill at Sparrows Point collapsed on workers doing demolition there today, injuring nine people, three of them critically, Baltimore County Fire Department officials said. The workers “were in the area of the old tin mill doing demolition work on the old cold strip mill,” according to [...]

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    CSX to pay for, city to supervise the stabilization of collapsed 26th Street

    Who, if anyone, will be held responsible for the 26th Street railroad wall collapse? Community leaders say they were told at a weekend meeting with the mayor and railroad officials that the city will supervise – and CSX will foot the bill – for the wall to be stabilized with steel columns. Work could begin as soon as this week.

  • A review of Jason Aldean’s 1/1/14 concert at Baltimore Arena

    A review of Jason Aldean’s 1/1/14 concert at Baltimore Arena

    (With the author’s permission, we reprint this review in full. -Brew editors) Baltimore Arena smelled like the inside of a Spearmint Rhino Saturday night. Reams of rednecks streamed in from every direction across Baltimore Street and it took a half hour to get through the line and inside to will call. They all came to [...]

  • Sparrows Point workers tell their stories today at the Windup Space

    Their steel mill is gone, but their stories are still being told. Former Sparrows Point steelworkers Mike Lewis, Len Shindel, Chris MacLarion and Jerry Ernest will be sharing their stories of working “down the ‘Point,” at the Windup Space, 12 W. North Avenue from 5-7 p.m.. Organized by Roots of Steel author Deborah Rudacille, the [...]

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