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February 10, 2014
I have lived in the Canton area for 55 years and have been a city resident for 63 years. My husband and I raised two daughters here, who in their adult lives decided to buy homes in the Canton area. We are all within walking distance of each other. However, our youngest daughter, who has two young children, recently decided that Baltimore City - and Canton in particular - are no longer safe places to raise her children. As her parents, this saddens us. We never thought it would come to this.
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February 10, 2014
I have lived in the Canton area for 55 years and have been a city resident for 63 years. My husband and I raised two daughters here, who in their adult lives decided to buy homes in the Canton area. We are all within walking distance of each other. However, our youngest daughter, who has two young children, recently decided that Baltimore City - and Canton in particular - are no longer safe places to raise her children. As her parents, this saddens us. We never thought it would come to this.
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NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
Disruptions to two underground electrical cables have left hundreds of residents in Fells Point and Canton without power or air conditioning as Baltimore experiences one of the hottest stretches of the summer and city officials warn of the potential for heat-related illnesses. On Tuesday morning, a blown fuse on an electrical line in the area of Poppleton and Hollins Market disrupted power to hundreds more. That outage has been fixed. In Fells Point, power was restored for about 380 customers by 1 p.m. Tuesday, though a separate problem — a blown overhead transformer — briefly knocked out power to 900 customers in the neighborhood again Tuesday evening, said Rachael Lighty, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
Disruptions to two underground electrical cables have left hundreds of residents in Fells Point and Canton without power or air conditioning as Baltimore experiences one of the hottest stretches of the summer and city officials warn of the potential for heat-related illnesses. On Tuesday morning, a blown fuse on an electrical line in the area of Poppleton and Hollins Market disrupted power to hundreds more. That outage has been fixed. In Fells Point, power was restored for about 380 customers by 1 p.m. Tuesday, though a separate problem — a blown overhead transformer — briefly knocked out power to 900 customers in the neighborhood again Tuesday evening, said Rachael Lighty, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
There's a Starbucks and an Outback Steakhouse and a growing young tech company. Soon, a Harris Teeter grocery store and a Target will be built. All are helping to draw new residents to Canton. But where to park? "I don't know of any small part of Canton where there isn't a parking problem," said Darryl Jurkiewicz, president of the Canton Community Association. His organization has been pushing city officials for months to find solutions. The Boston Street corridor in Southeast Baltimore has become the latest ground zero for a familiar battle.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2013
Bang Bang Mongolian Grill is closed in Canton, but one of the partners in the franchise operation plans to reopen the location as an independent restaurant named Soyombo Mongolian Grill. Opened in February 2012 in the Can Company, the Canton location was the first in Maryland for Bang Bang, a create-your-own-stir-fry restaurant based in West Des Moines, Iowa. A second Maryland location opened in Bowie March 2012 and remains open but is also converting from a Bang Bang into a Soyombo.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Reginald Fields and Lorraine Mirabella and Reginald Fields,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2004
Baltimore developer and banker Edwin F. Hale Sr. is seeking to vastly expand his plans for a gentrified piece of Canton's waterfront with the proposed addition of hundreds of upscale condominiums at his Canton Crossing development. Hale, chairman of First Mariner Bank and owner of the Baltimore Blast soccer team, said yesterday that growing demand for waterfront homes prompted the latest proposed change to the $100 million development planned for Boston and Clinton streets. Hale wants to boost the number of condos from 100 to 504, building three towers in the southeast corner of the property, and to double the space for restaurants to 120,000 square feet, putting the project's cost closer to $500 million.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 22, 2010
Betty Piskor, a Canton historian and Polish heritage advocate who belonged to the band of activists who fought a planned Interstate highway through her Southeast Baltimore neighborhood, died Wednesday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications from surgery. She was 82 years old and had lived on Fait Avenue for nearly six decades. Born Betty Wlodarski in Pittsburgh, she was fifth of eight children and was raised in orphanages and foster homes throughout most of her youth. She moved to Southeast Baltimore when she was 16 to care for the children of her sister Catherine, who found herself stranded here when the sponsor of a marathon dance contest skipped town with prize money she had been promised.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | April 21, 1991
Baltimore's so-called Gold Coast seems to be turning into th Foreclosure Coast, with recent auctions of the Shipyard apartments on Boston Street and the Henderson's Wharf condominiums in Fells Point.While those sales involved large complexes with units too expensive for the average homebuyer, auctioneers are planning another foreclosure sale that could provide some bargains for individuals willing to invest some old-fashioned "sweat equity."For sale: 24 of the 26 Washington Square town houses built recently in the 1900 and 2000 blocks of Aliceanna Street and the 2000 block of Fountain Street near the Canton waterfront.
NEWS
May 22, 2010
The problem: On rainy days, a railroad signal malfunctions in the Canton Industrial Area. The back story: Patience is a virtue, but it's hard to ask drivers to be understanding when something is broken. Spencer Simpson Jr. of Hamilton noticed that on particularly wet days, the railroad signal on O'Donnell Street near Oldham Street by the Canton Industrial Area will sometimes start flashing, even when there is no train coming. Drivers obey the signal initially, but eventually disregard it when no locomotive approaches.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2013
Bang Bang Mongolian Grill is closed in Canton, but one of the partners in the franchise operation plans to reopen the location as an independent restaurant named Soyombo Mongolian Grill. Opened in February 2012 in the Can Company, the Canton location was the first in Maryland for Bang Bang, a create-your-own-stir-fry restaurant based in West Des Moines, Iowa. A second Maryland location opened in Bowie March 2012 and remains open but is also converting from a Bang Bang into a Soyombo.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
There's a Starbucks and an Outback Steakhouse and a growing young tech company. Soon, a Harris Teeter grocery store and a Target will be built. All are helping to draw new residents to Canton. But where to park? "I don't know of any small part of Canton where there isn't a parking problem," said Darryl Jurkiewicz, president of the Canton Community Association. His organization has been pushing city officials for months to find solutions. The Boston Street corridor in Southeast Baltimore has become the latest ground zero for a familiar battle.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2011
The problem: Giant potholes pockmarked a road in the Canton Industrial Area. The backstory: One complaint unites residents of Central Maryland from the shores of Pasadena to the rolling farmland in Sparks: potholes. If the calls to Watchdog's help line and email address are any indication, potholes and other road-surface issues are the biggest annoyance facing people who regularly traverse the streets in and around Baltimore. But many people say they don't know whom to call to report these problems.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 22, 2010
Betty Piskor, a Canton historian and Polish heritage advocate who belonged to the band of activists who fought a planned Interstate highway through her Southeast Baltimore neighborhood, died Wednesday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications from surgery. She was 82 years old and had lived on Fait Avenue for nearly six decades. Born Betty Wlodarski in Pittsburgh, she was fifth of eight children and was raised in orphanages and foster homes throughout most of her youth. She moved to Southeast Baltimore when she was 16 to care for the children of her sister Catherine, who found herself stranded here when the sponsor of a marathon dance contest skipped town with prize money she had been promised.
NEWS
May 22, 2010
The problem: On rainy days, a railroad signal malfunctions in the Canton Industrial Area. The back story: Patience is a virtue, but it's hard to ask drivers to be understanding when something is broken. Spencer Simpson Jr. of Hamilton noticed that on particularly wet days, the railroad signal on O'Donnell Street near Oldham Street by the Canton Industrial Area will sometimes start flashing, even when there is no train coming. Drivers obey the signal initially, but eventually disregard it when no locomotive approaches.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Reginald Fields and Lorraine Mirabella and Reginald Fields,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2004
Baltimore developer and banker Edwin F. Hale Sr. is seeking to vastly expand his plans for a gentrified piece of Canton's waterfront with the proposed addition of hundreds of upscale condominiums at his Canton Crossing development. Hale, chairman of First Mariner Bank and owner of the Baltimore Blast soccer team, said yesterday that growing demand for waterfront homes prompted the latest proposed change to the $100 million development planned for Boston and Clinton streets. Hale wants to boost the number of condos from 100 to 504, building three towers in the southeast corner of the property, and to double the space for restaurants to 120,000 square feet, putting the project's cost closer to $500 million.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2011
The problem: Giant potholes pockmarked a road in the Canton Industrial Area. The backstory: One complaint unites residents of Central Maryland from the shores of Pasadena to the rolling farmland in Sparks: potholes. If the calls to Watchdog's help line and email address are any indication, potholes and other road-surface issues are the biggest annoyance facing people who regularly traverse the streets in and around Baltimore. But many people say they don't know whom to call to report these problems.
NEWS
By Chris Emery and Chris Emery,Sun reporter | February 16, 2008
Jason Chapman saw something familiar when he watched the YouTube video of a police officer manhandling a skateboarder in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. "I've had the same thing happen to me, but worse," Chapman, 34, told a group of skateboarders gathered around a computer at Charm City Skatepark, an indoor skating facility he owns in Baltimore's Canton Industrial Area. Though the officer's intensity angered Chapman and the other skaters, the nature of the conflict - skateboarder vs. authority figure - is one with deep roots in skateboarding culture.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | April 21, 1991
Baltimore's so-called Gold Coast seems to be turning into th Foreclosure Coast, with recent auctions of the Shipyard apartments on Boston Street and the Henderson's Wharf condominiums in Fells Point.While those sales involved large complexes with units too expensive for the average homebuyer, auctioneers are planning another foreclosure sale that could provide some bargains for individuals willing to invest some old-fashioned "sweat equity."For sale: 24 of the 26 Washington Square town houses built recently in the 1900 and 2000 blocks of Aliceanna Street and the 2000 block of Fountain Street near the Canton waterfront.
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