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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB) has sold its Mount Vernon headquarters, the organization announced Wednesday. The decision to sell the building was made "to address ongoing community concerns with the inadequacy of the GLCCB's present space," according to a statement from the group's board of directors. The building's sale comes two months after the GLCCB opened a new public resources center on the ground floor of its building, and it appears future expansion and changes may be on the way. Executive director Matthew Thorn said in a statement that the 36-year-old organization is interested in a new space that can offer "a venue for interested community organizations to work in concert in a shared space.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Collaboration is the word of the year in the Baltimore restaurant scene. Every month delivers new announcements about good-natured cooking competitions or chefs "popping up" in one another's restaurants. Baltimore's chefs work hard in their own kitchens, but they also have a great time getting out and playing with the rest of the local culinary community. Over the past few years, chefs say, as the city's food scene has blossomed, so have their relationships. For a handful of Baltimore chefs, the root of those friendships is in volunteering.
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BUSINESS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2011
The Navy has awarded a contract of up to $10 million to a Baltimore firm for architectural, engineering and other services at installations throughout the mid-Atlantic, the Defense Department announced Thursday. Mimar Architects Inc. beat 64 other bidders to win the agreement to perform work for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command including building construction and renovation work; facility planning; obtaining permits and regulatory approvals; and U.S. Green Building Council leadership in energy and environmental design.
NEWS
By David Horsey | August 26, 2014
Hollywood has come up with some fearsome swarms of monstrous villains -- think of the orcs in "The Hobbit" or the zombies in "World War Z" -- but those computer-generated creatures are nothing compared to the all-too-real swarm of monsters that have rallied to the black banner of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. ISIS (or ISIL, the alternative version of the name that substitutes the broader geographic term, Levant, for Syria) may be the most despicable band of barbarians to plague the world since the Khmer Rouge finished stacking up the skulls of their victims in Cambodia 35 years ago. Emerging from the chaos of the Syrian civil war, ISIS militants have swept across the Iraqi desert and seized control in much of that country over the last two months.
NEWS
September 30, 2013
The Baltimore City Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel should agree to the request to redesign the Exelon Corporation building at Harbor Point made by the developer ("Developer proposes to convert some Exelon office space to apartments," Sept. 27) upon one condition - that they build the building higher! It has been decades since a skyscraper of significant height has been built in Baltimore City. Not only would a gleaming new tower be a reflection to the world that this city is on the move, but it would also conserve valuable downtown real estate.
EXPLORE
Letter to The Aegis | May 10, 2012
Editor:  In response to the person who wrote a letter condemning the county for building a new Emergency Operations Center, let me ask:  What was the most important building in the county in February of 2010? Not a school. There was a blizzard - schools were all closed.  What was the most important building in the county in August of 2011? Not a school. There was a hurricane - schools were all closed.  What is the more important building in the county between the middle of June and August?
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Beatty Development Group said Thursday that it hopes to break ground early next year on its next building in Harbor Point — an 18-story complex with 285 apartments. The development firm, which is working with Henson Development Co. on the Point Street Apartments, outlined plans before the city's design review panel for the 290,000-square-foot building, which would be located on what is currently a parking lot just west of the historic Ferndale Fence & Awning building and behind Thames Street Wharf, where Morgan Stanley has its offices.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2011
Harford County officials have closed the council building in Bel Air because of structural problems and are moving several offices and about 72 people, including the seven members of the County Council, out of the location. The Harford County Council, the Department of Public Works and the Cultural Arts Board moved to temporary sites Monday while the three-story building on South Bond Street undergoes further structural reviews. It is "untenable for occupancy," county officials said.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com | March 31, 2010
Eastern Avenue was closed in both directions at Broadway after a building collapsed Tuesday morning, Baltimore police and fire officials said. According to state tax records, the building, the former Eastern Auto Supply Co., is owned by 504 South Broadway LLC - the address of the Ritz Cabaret. The cabaret owners planned to open a steakhouse, said Jason Sullivan, the executive director of Fells Point Main Street. The owners could not be reached for comment. City firefighters responded at 8:45 a.m. to a report of a building in dangerous condition, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a department spokesman.
NEWS
July 1, 2010
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Streets were closed and power was shut off in downtown Frederick following a fire that tore through a commercial building. Authorities say 25 fire companies were called to battle the fire that broke out shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday at a building on South Carroll Street. The blaze caused the roof and part of a wall of the building to collapse. Electricity in the area was shut off after firefighters confirmed a propane tank was inside the building.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
A developer in the University of Maryland BioPark is scheduled to introduce plans for a third research and lab building there this week, restarting a project that stalled during the recession. Wexford Science + Technology, LLC will present the city's urban design and architecture review panel plans Thursday for an eight-story, roughly 240,000-square-foot building at 873 W. Baltimore St. The proposal is an update of plans for a six-story building started in 2008 without an anchor tenant, but dropped during the downturn.
NEWS
By Gregory E. Thornton | August 25, 2014
Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated to correct the number of chronically absent city students.  As the new school year starts in Baltimore City, I want to express my gratitude for the opportunity to build on the work that has been done in the past, and lead the school district and its students and families on the journey to excellence. I applaud the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, elected officials at every level of government, and our school families and communities for their staunch support of city schools throughout the education reform process in Baltimore.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun and By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
In the midst of the mass exodus that saw five players with remaining eligibility leave Maryland this past spring, Mark Turgeon took a high-profile matchup Dec. 8 against Villanova in the Jimmy V Classic at New York's Madison Square Garden off the 2014-15 schedule. At the time, Turgeon cited a “scheduling conflict” as the reason. It was more the uncertainty of what kind of team the Terps were going to put on the court after a 17-15 season, the most disappointing year in the short Turgeon Era and one of the most underachieving by Maryland in memory.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
The Ravens' practice Wednesday was scrapped in favor of a walkthrough and trip to the movies to see Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman in "Lucy. " After the walkthrough, which ended around 12:45 p.m., the team was given 15 minutes to shower and load onto buses for the AMC Owings Mills 17 theater. "We had two really good practices the last two days, and it's been a camp where these guys really have pushed it," coach John Harbaugh said. "Yesterday was a very long practice, so today we focused on the mental part of it. Assignments, alignments, communications and techniques of what we're trying to accomplish.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
At first, Baldwin Homes didn't build green. Then it dipped its corporate toe in - one home here, another there. Now the Gambrills company is constructing an entire green neighborhood. It's the story of U.S. home building writ small. Green accounted for 2 percent of the new-home market in 2005, according to a report by industry data provider McGraw Hill Construction. By last year it had ballooned to 23 percent - nearly a quarter. "I don't think green is a niche market anymore," said Michele A. Russo, director of green content at McGraw Hill Construction.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
A 27-year-old woman died after she drove off the road, struck a tree, and slammed into an apartment building in Towson early Wednesday, Baltimore County police said. Eviakwa Etuh, 27, of the 300 block of Belle Ave. in the city's Ashburton neighborhood, was declared dead at the scene, police said. No one else was involved in the incident. "We are not sure what caused her to go off the roadway, but the investigation is still open," said police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter. Police said Etuh was headed north in the 8300 block of Loch Raven Blvd.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop | June 12, 2012
The John R. Hargrove Sr. building of Baltimore's district court closed shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday because of a nearby water main break that left the facility without water. It's unclear when the building,  on the 700 block of E. Patapsco Ave.,  will reopen and resume hearing cases. Bail reviews were transferred to the Borgerding district court location at 5800 Wabash Ave, and other cases were postponed, said judiciary spokeswoman Terri Bolling. The water main break occurred on the 3600 block of Brooklyn Ave., Bolling said.
NEWS
July 27, 2013
I keep hearing that the old Fawcett Boat Supplies building in Annapolis is an eyesore made of cinder block that obstructs the view of Ego Alley ( "Annapolis whiffs again," July 11). But only one side of the building is cinder block, and an outdoor photo mural is also placed there along with shade trees and benches. The remaining three sides are brick and baby blue-painted wood in reasonably well maintained shape. This building was used as a supermarket in the 1950s. Do we give up on other older buildings next?
NEWS
By Louise Vest | August 13, 2014
August 1965 SOS for Institute "Patapsco Institute Museum Proposed "The 128-year-old Patapsco Female Institute may be saved for posterity and not be torn down as feared. For the past couple of weeks, the Times has been in contact with historical organizations, individuals and the owners of the Institute in an effort to save this important building. "Orlando Rideout, Director of the Maryland Historical Trust in Annapolis, came to Ellicott City to discuss the preservation of the Institute and to inspect the building first hand.
NEWS
August 13, 2014
Former presidential press secretary James Brady responded to personal tragedy by becoming a tenacious advocate for common-sense gun laws aimed at preventing dangerous people from having easy access to guns ("Victim became symbol of fight for gun control," Aug. 5). Jim and his wife, Sarah, worked tirelessly to pass the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, a law directly responsible for saving countless lives. More than 2 million gun sales to criminals, domestic abusers and other dangerous people have been blocked because of the couple's work.
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