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December 5, 2009
Parts of Broening Highway in Southeast Baltimore will be subject to lane closures today and Sunday. Officials at the Department of Public Works said that one lane, between Avon Avenue and Authority Drive (adjacent to Interstate 695) will be closed each day and night. The other lane will remain open to traffic. Alternating northbound and southbound traffic will be directed by a flagger. Officials said drivers should consider using alternate routes.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
A Jessup-based third party logistics company focused on forest products plans to move to a bigger facility near the Port of Baltimore in October, brokers for the deal said Tuesday. B & E Storage Inc., which started in Columbia in 1985, has increased its ties to the international import-export business, and proximity to the port will allow it to save on fuel, tolls and other costs, said President Greg Williams. The move to the 294,000-square-foot space in Point Breeze Business Center in Baltimore will also allow the 40-employee firm to expand its capacity and hire additional people, he said.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
A portion of Broening Highway will be closed this weekend for utility construction work and motorists are urged to use alternate routes, the city transportation department said. The closure to through traffic will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, between Holabird Avenue and Dunhill Road with detours in effect. The roadway will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. Local traffic will be allowed access to area businesses. The $27.1 million project, which will conclude in fall 2014, includes new lighting and upgraded traffic signals, repaving and reconfiguring the Keith Avenue ramp to accommodate two-way traffic.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Harold "Boh" McCaskill, a retired automobile assembly line worker and sports fan, died Sunday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 63. Mr. McCaskill was born in Baltimore and raised on Edmondson Avenue. After graduating in 1968 from the old Carrollton Vocational School in West Baltimore, he began his 32-year career as an automobile assembly line worker at the old General Motors plant on Broening Highway. He retired in 2000. After retiring, he drove part time for seven years for Friends Medical Lab until his health began to decline.
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By Ted Shelsby | December 13, 1991
The 3,700 workers at the General Motors Corp. minivan assembly plant in East Baltimore are not expected to feel the brunt of the company's massive cost-cutting restructuring plan that will be announced next week."
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By Ted Shelsby &&HC 1/2 | December 19, 1991
Detroit failed yesterday to make the nearly 4,000 workers at the General Motors Corp. assembly plant in Southeast Baltimore feel like rushing out to buy a new car.But while there were no firm reassurances, the unofficial word is that the minivan plant on Broening Highway is safe, at least for the time being.GM Chairman Robert C. Stempel said six North American assembly plants would be closed over the next four years, but he didn't identify those on the hit list.Rodney A. Trump, president of Local 239 of the United Auto Workers union, said the Baltimore plant is scheduled to lose about 37 white-collar, salaried jobs as part of GM's corporate-wide cost cutting plan.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2010
Carolyn Taylor, a retired General Motors worker, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 69 and lived in Northeast Baltimore. Born Carolyn Daveta Pitts in Baltimore and raised in East Baltimore, she was a 1961 graduate of Dunbar High School, where she was class salutatorian. She attended the old Baltimore City Community College and studied nursing. She worked as a home caregiver after high school. She then worked at the old Western Electric Co.'s Point Breeze Works.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2010
The proposed purchase of a 3.1-acre parcel near the Baltimore city-county line would help the county move its plans forward for an estimated $3.3 million Heritage Trail from Dundalk to the Baltimore waterfront. The County Council is expected to vote at its legislative session Monday on a $1 million contract to buy the land at the intersection of Riverview and Ralls avenues in the city. James G. Robinson, the property owner, has accepted the county's offer for the land, now used as a truck depot and temporary parking for tractor trailers.
NEWS
July 30, 1998
EVEN AS General Motors workers nationwide contemplate a return to their jobs after a seven-week strike, the clock is ticking on GM's Broening Highway plant. Government and union officials soon must decide what price to pay to keep the automotive giant in Baltimore.At stake are 3,000 good-paying jobs and a significant slice of the region's economy. City, state and congressional officials had a similar challenge last year, when they worked tirelessly -- and gave up much -- to win a $300 million cold-rolling mill for Bethlehem Steel Corp.
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By JAY APPERSON and JAY APPERSON,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1999
General Motors Corp. has selected a depleted gravel quarry near Interstate 95 in White Marsh as the site of a new $250 million transmission manufacturing plant, government and real estate sources said yesterday.An announcement of Baltimore County's biggest economic development coup since credit card giant MBNA moved its regional operations to the county two years ago was expected to come from state and county officials today.Economic incentives, which have not been disclosed, were offered to land the project, government sources said.
NEWS
March 8, 2014
I felt compelled to respond to the misleading and inaccurate statements in Anita Heygster's recent letter regarding the Port of Baltimore ( "Port union is hurting its members," March 4). The decision to close the terminal on holidays is a management decision, not one made by the union. We have worked and will continue to work those holidays if the terminal is open. Seagirt Marine terminal does not shut down for lunch, as you stated. We work on a rotating schedule to make sure the terminal is open to process trucks.
NEWS
March 4, 2014
The longshoremen's union had better be careful in its dispute with the Port of Baltimore, lest it end the need for the jobs it seeks to protect ( "Labor dispute a stubborn anchor on port business in Baltimore," March 1). As it is, the Port of Baltimore is open only five days a week, closed on holidays and at lunch. Any day of the week you can see ships sitting in the bay waiting to get into the Port and you can see trucks lined up on Broening Highway, waiting to load and/or unload.
NEWS
October 23, 2013
It's not every day that a major corporation announces that it will bring 1,000 jobs to Baltimore City, so we have reason to cheer Amazon.com's decision to open a 1 million square foot distribution center here. Baltimore's official unemployment rate stands at 10.8 percent, and if you count people who have dropped out of the workforce, it's much higher than that. We need any jobs we can get. Meanwhile, the establishment of a physical presence for the company here means that Amazon will have to start charging sales tax on Marylanders' purchases, and while we all may rue the end of that loophole in the tax collection system, it's a good thing both for Maryland-based retailers and for the state treasury.
BUSINESS
September 19, 2013
A proposed pricing structure for electronic toll lanes set to open next year along a congested stretch of Interstate 95 northeast of Baltimore was ha sbeen approved by the Maryland Transportation Authority Board. Two-axle vehicles (per mile): Peak: $0.25 - $0.35 Off-peak: $0.20 - $0.30 Overnight: $0.10 - $0.30 Southbound peak hours: M - F, 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Northbound peak hours: M - F, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Weekend peak hours (both directions): Sat., 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Overnight hours (both directions)
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By Luke Broadwater and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2013
The owner of the former General Motors factory site in Southeast Baltimore has applied for a city permit to build a huge warehouse that would employ up to 2,600 people, according to documents filed with the city planning department. The 2.8 million-square-foot site, which is owned by Indiana-based Duke Realty Corp., would be home to a 1 million-square-foot facility with nearly 2,000 parking spots. The documents say the one-story warehouse would be used as a distribution center. Councilman James B. Kraft, whose Southeast Baltimore district includes the Broening Highway property, said he was bullish about the plan.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2013
Ann K. Crane, who went to the wrong place in Dundalk when applying for a job and ended up staying there anyway for nearly a quarter of a century, died Wednesday from heart failure at Oak Crest Village. She was 93. The daughter of immigrant Lithuanian parents, the former Ann Kwedar was born in Baltimore and raised near the corner of Lombard and Pine streets, where her mother and father owned and operated a grocery store and restaurant. "As a small child, she only spoke Lithuanian, and the kids used to make fun of her in school when she was asked to solve a math problem and gave the answer in Lithuanian," said a niece, Fran Burch of Kill Devil Hill, N.C. "She told of being taught to read English by an African-American woman tenant, reading newspapers in a back room," recalled Ms. Burch.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
A portion of Broening Highway will be closed this weekend for utility construction work and motorists are urged to use alternate routes, the city transportation department said. The closure to through traffic will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, between Holabird Avenue and Dunhill Road with detours in effect. The roadway will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. Local traffic will be allowed access to area businesses. The $27.1 million project, which will conclude in fall 2014, includes new lighting and upgraded traffic signals, repaving and reconfiguring the Keith Avenue ramp to accommodate two-way traffic.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2011
As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, traffic was slow on the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway approaching Eastern Boulevard, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on Holabird Avenue and Broening Highway: Route 152 at Pleasantville Road, and Old Taneytown Road at Tyrone Road. Repair work on a leaking 36-inch water main was causing some lane closures on northbound and southbound Greenmount Avenue between 33 r d and 35 t h streets, but cars are getting by. Some streets around the Washington Monument in the 600 block of N. Charles St. are beginning to have lane closures in preparation for this weekend's Baltimore Book Festival.
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