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February 22, 2013
Cars are 16 feet long. Row houses are 11 to 14 feet long. OK, my shoes are 1 foot long, my bike is 5. So walk or bike. Oh, wait: People are thinking they must use cars and the city must provide parking? Pretty silly. Theodore Houk, Lutherville Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | June 17, 1993
Baltimore's Canton neighborhood, a blue-collar community reshaped as the city's Gold Coast in the 1980s, is about to experience another wave of development.Over the next several months, decisions are likely to be made that will affect the look and character of up to 17 acres of valuable land on both sides of Boston Street.Redevelopment plans aroused controversy in Canton throughout much of the 1980s as out-of-town developers proposed mega-projects that threatened to wall off the working-class neighborhood from its waterfront.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2012
Baltimore police's Marine Unit rescued a 41-year man who fell into the harbor near Canton Saturday afternoon, officials said. Around 1:30 p.m., police were called to the 3200 block of Boston Street in Southeast Baltimore for a report of a man who had fallen into the water. The marine unit responded and pulled the man out, police said. The man told officers he was sitting on a pier when he lost his balance and fell into the water, police said. He was taken to an area hospital and police do not believe his injuries are life-threatening.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
In its aim and ambition, Moonshine Tavern is nothing like the Gin Mill, the cozy Canton bar and restaurant it replaced after nearly 16 years of service. Like many of the nearby bars on Boston Street, the Gin Mill was more of a casual place for dinner and drinks than a hot spot. I talked to Moonshine Tavern co-owner Shanna Cooper in January, and it was clear that she and partner Jacob Millisock hoped to make Gin Mill a distant memory. "We're not looking to be a hole-in-the-wall bar," Cooper said.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2012
The Baltimore City Fire Department battled a three-alarm fire at a warehouse at 1200 Baylis St. in the Canton area late into the night Sunday, bringing it under control around midnight. Capt. Roman Clark, a department spokesman, said about 60 residents in the block were evacuated. No homes were involved in the fire, but heavy smoke and the fire's proximity to residences spurred the evacuation, said Chief Kevin Cartwright. An MTA bus was called to shelter residents. Power was also out in the immediate area.
NEWS
September 3, 2014
The article "City, county agree to help pay for Red Line as cost rises to $2.9 billion" (Aug. 26) was disturbing. As one who was born and raised in the area, I remember well the many trains moving along Fleet Street and Aliceanna Streets when automobile traffic (crossing both north and south) would come to a complete halt. While waiting for the box cars to pass, there were times they would then be reversed in moving - thereby doubling your wait time to cross. Many houses on both sides of the streets took the brunt from the heavy trains causing them to vibrate and shake.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
The food of Ethiopia is popular for its intriguing spices, spongy bread and lack of utensils. Our neighbor to the south, Washington, D.C. , is justly celebrated for having one of the country's best Ethiopian food scenes. Here in Baltimore, our options are more limited, and mostly concentrated in the Mount Vernon area. Sheba Restaurant, which opened last year in Canton, is a welcome addition to Baltimore's list, bringing good Ethiopian food and friendly, though not always attentive, service to a new part of the city.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
A Mississippi-style riverboat tied up in Canton sold Thursday for a bid of $357,200 at an auction that drew attention from up and down the East Coast. The sale of the 140-foot Liberty Belle, which once offered dinner cruises on the Delaware River near Philadelphia before being dry docked in Baltimore for repairs, drew about 25 people and lasted about 15 minutes, said Scott Frank, of Alex Cooper Auctioneers Inc., which handled the sale. The paddle-wheeler was built in 1997 for $3.4 million, and can host as many as 400 passengers in its multiple dining rooms.
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By Erica L. Green and By Erica L. Green | November 21, 2013
The recommendation to open a new elementary/middle school in Canton is drawing opposition from the community and the popular charter school that would be its neighbor. The proposed school, which would serve pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, was part of a large-scale plan rolled out by Interim CEO Tisha Edwards earlier this month. The plan would open a new school to alleviate overcrowding in Southeast Baltimore schools, Edwards said, while also moving a current school -- Friendship Academy of Science and Technology middle/high school -- whose students have been causing a stir in the community.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
First it was Dark Horse Saloon, then it was The Horse With No Name and now it's closed. The Horse With No Name and its adjacent video-game hangout Baltimore Bar Arcade in Canton are no longer open,  general manager Amber Nolan confirmed this afternoon. The last day of operation was "about two weeks ago," Nolan said. The tandem bars first opened in June 2011 as Irish pub Finnegan's Wake and Dark Horse Saloon. After ownership changes, Finnegan's Wake closed in March 2012. Last year, the former Irish pub filled its space with arcade game consoles and rebranded itself Baltimore Bar Arcade.
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