December 3, 2012
The Baltimore Development Corp. is requesting proposals for the former "balloon site" at 701 E. Baltimore Street after receiving a new, unsolicited plan for the site from The Cordish Cos. -- the Baltimore development firm that until recently held the development rights for the property. Cordish gained the right to build on the site in 2005. But Cordish's exclusive negotiating privilege for the property has expired, said Kim Clark, the BDC's acting president. Because Cordish recently submitted a new plan for the site, the BDC issued on Friday another request for proposals, she said.
October 8, 2012
It's the second leg of "The Amazing Race," and we learn some interesting factoids about the teams. For example, one of the blondes snorts when she is almost hit by a taxi. Was it a snort of laughter? Or of fear? It all happened so quickly. Also, were you wondering how Team Monster Truck met? Her former husband was his best friend, and the husband was killed in an accident. Wow. At least they're both happy now, although I think they would be even happier if they both had green hair.
June 20, 2012
The developer of city-owned land over the Shot Tower Metro station wants to again revise its plans for the parcel, which has sat unused since 2004, the city's development corporation said Wednesday. The Cordish Cos., which gained development rights to 701 E. Baltimore St. in 2005, now wants to build a structure that contains 226 apartments, 15,000 square feet of retail space and 225 parking spots, according to a statement from the Baltimore Development Corp. The revised project is expected to cost about $63 million, according to the BDC statement.
February 5, 2012
It didn't take long to discover that a balloon wasn't going to work. After breaking first one egg in a hot-air balloon like contraption, then another attempting to stuff it into a balloon filled with cotton balls, friends Sarah Krammer, 12, Lucy Yezulinas, 12, Jessica Lang, 13, and Megan Jones, 12, nixed that idea completely. "It exploded," Sarah, 12, said, of the egg inside the balloon. "It got a little sticky. " Several eggs later, the team of seventh graders from St. John Catholic School in Westminster created a contraption that successfully protected a large egg from cracking upon a drop of 4 meters.
January 14, 2012
Hours before the 2012 General Assembly session started, Gov. Martin O'Malley dusted off the frustrating passivity he employed to such ill effect in 2011. Speaking to Marc Steiner in the radio host's annual pre-session show, Mr. O'Malley casually mentioned that if he had his "druthers," Maryland would avoid a lot of the cuts that will be necessitated by its current budget woes and would instead raise the sales tax by another penny. Not that he's actually proposing such a thing, he and aides hastily clarified later.
September 1, 2011
Hot air balloons will float above Bel Air at the 2nd Annual Rising Above It Balloon Festival, Friday, Sept. 2, 7-11 p.m., at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs (1335 East MacPhail Road) and Saturday, Sept. 3, noon-7 p.m., at the Harford County Equestrian Center (608 North Tollgate Road). The event will feature such activities as horse rides, moon bounces, a scavenger hunt and balloon twisting and is being held as a fundraiser for the Sexual Assault Resource Center. For admission details, go to http://www.sarc-maryland.org or call 410-836-8431.