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  • sparrows pt mill in 70′s, mark reutter

    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.

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    “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 [...]

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    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.

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    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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    Henrietta Lacks to be honored this Saturday

    The legacy of Henrietta Lacks, wife of a Bethlehem Steel worker whose cells – taken without her knowledge, then used around the world to advance biomedical research – will be honored at the 16th Annual Turner Station Heritage Festival and Praise Day Celebration this Saturday. Festivities will begin with a service at Union Baptist Church, [...]

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    Watchdog group seeks to intervene in city’s sewer consent decree

    Blue Water Baltimore says the city has failed to stop raw sewage from flowing into local streams and the harbor and wants to enter into talks over revisions to the original agreement between the city and EPA. A city spokesman calls the group’s request “premature.”

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    Rebuffing auditor and comptroller, Board of Estimates approves 41.7% water rate hike

    The city auditor said Baltimore’s water and sewer rates didn’t need to rise almost 42% over three years but the Board of Estimates voted for the unprecedented rate hike anyway today. Why? Crumbling infrastructure, the mayor said.Fiscal prudence. Tough choices.

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    BOE delays vote on three-year 42% water hike until next week

    The Board of Estimates went through the motions of hearing citizen feedback (all negative) on rising water bills today. The real action came when Comptroller Joan Pratt tried to delay the vote on the rate increase beyond next week.

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    42% hike in Baltimore water, sewer rates planned over next two years

    Baltimore is proposing a double-digit increase in regional water and sewer rates, starting July 1, and an overall 42% rise over the next two years. And this increase does NOT include new stormwater fees set to become part of your quarterly water bill.

  • Best of Brew Comments

    Slumlords, vacants, jobs, rail transit, the Inner Harbor, City Hall contracting – our readers comment on some of the core issues facing Baltimore and the region. Plus heartfelt salutes to a dearly departed pirate.

  • sparrows point vision plan

    A blue-collar future proposed for Sparrows Point

    Baltimore County’s executive is championing hard-hat occupations, like longshoremen, and “advanced” manufacturing as the best way to redevelop the site of the former steel mill. A far cry from the city’s strategy of turning its waterfront into tourist destinations and marinas.

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    Possible uses of a steel-less Sparrows Point?

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said he will announce on Friday the findings of a committee that has looked into future uses of the 3,000-acre peninsula. Kamenetz formed the Sparrows Point Partnership Business Advisory Board last May, just days before RG Steel, the parent of the steel facility, went into bankruptcy. The committee’s charge was [...]

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    How Flacco’s income stacks up with the mayor’s, Mayo Shattuck’s and yours

    Sure, he’s a big, tall and rocket-armed Superbowl-winning quarterback, but is Joe Flacco worth 450 times more than the person who teaches your kid? Just for comparison we came up with some salaries of people who live back here on Planet Earth.

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