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  • water meter vault cover

    Crackdown on unpaid water bills will involve 600 shutoffs a week

    The city has started an unprecedented program to turn-off the water service of delinquent customers. With little advance notice or publicity, the program is gaining the attention of activists, who draw a parallel to what happened in Detroit.

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    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 [...]

  • 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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    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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    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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    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.

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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.

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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 [...]

  • 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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    Another piece of industrial Baltimore succumbs to changing economics

    This little corner of southeast Baltimore had a solid 12,000 union jobs working around the clock and, after their shifts, the men and some of the ladies poured into the taverns along Holabird Avenue, joining autoworkers from GM and steelworkers from Sparrows Point.

  • csx mizeur weishorn

    “You have a friend,” Mizeur tells Morrell Park

    The state stopped looking at other sites because Baltimore’s mayor said she wanted the CSX intermodal facility to come to Baltimore, the gubernatorial candidate said last night, calling for Maryland to resume looking at those discarded options for a project that is “critical” but “doesn’t have to be built here.”

  • Judge approves wider study of pollution around Sparrows Point

    Environmentalists win an important victory that will permit testing for pollutants that may lurk in the water and bottom sediment around the former Sparrows Point steel mill. Judge Frederick Motz vacates his previous order to limit tests to no more than 50 feet into Bear Creek and the Patapsco River.

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    City agrees to cough up $236,000 more to Sparrows Point owners

    For years, it was an easy way for the city to meet its sewage discharge permit at the Back River Treatment Plant: divert a portion of its wastewater to the big steel mill at Sparrows Point. But now there is no steel mill – and the city is stuck with paying big bucks to get rid of the effluent.

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    Hard-core Baltimore, at Freddies

    If you’re free on Monday night, consider joining Dundalk-born “Roots of Steel” author Deborah Rudacille and three other venerable figures in the Baltimore arts and letters landscape. It’s happening on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at Freddies Ale House (7209 Harford Road) where fiction writer, Wire screenwriter, former reporter, arts impresario, deviled-egg devotee and sometime [...]

  • french film crew at SPT

    A French film crew visits a ghost town on Baltimore’s harbor

    Once again, The Brew heads down the Patapsco River to another world – the world of Sparrows Point, where the industrial remains of that once-mighty empire impress a French film crew doing a documentary on the steel industry.

  • City given month to work out dispute with Sparrows Point

    City given month to work out dispute with Sparrows Point

    A Baltimore judge told the city and the owners of Sparrows Point to resolve their differences over the discharge of municipal sewage by mid-November. Until then, the city can continue to discharge as much as 40 million gallons of treated sewage a day from its Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant through a pipeline owned by [...]

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    Best of Brew Comments

    Our story about Walmart’s seemingly inexorable march into Remington had readers flocking to comments like a Black Friday sale. Sewage flowing in the Gwynns Falls – and, expensively, through Sparrows Point – stirred them as well.

  • sparrows point mill closed

    City granted temporary order against sewage shutdown by Sparrows Point owners

    In a haunting (and smelly) reminder of the past glories of Sparrows Point, a system for the reuse and discharge of wastewater from Baltimore city comes under fire by the new owners. A legacy of famed sanitary engineer Abel Wolman.

  • Best of Brew Comments

    If the mayor thought that announcing the cancellation of the Grand Prix late on Friday would escape the notice of Brew readers, well, check out for yourself what they had to say. Readers also comment on the plague of cellphone thefts in Baltimore and possible health risks at Harbor Point.

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