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By John H. Gormley Jr. and John H. Gormley Jr.,Staff Writer | February 15, 1992
For the second time, the Coast Guard has withheld awarding a disputed contract for cleaning the fuel tanks and bilges of ships that come to the Curtis Bay shipyard for repairs.The contract, first advertised nearly a year ago, has been bogged down since by protests over the eligibility of bidders, sparking charges and countercharges about the fitness of the competitors.Sue White, chief of procurement at the Coast Guard supply center at Curtis Bay, said yesterday her office has concluded that all of the eligible bids are unreasonably high and that the bidding should be repeated.
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By Phillip Davis | January 8, 1991
In a rare reversal of their usual positions, community groups in Curtis Bay have welcomed a proposed garbage recycling plant into their heavily industrialized neighborhood -- but the city has blocked the proposal for now.Environmentalists and community organizers say the $30 million plant, which is proposed for the old Stoker fertilizer facility at 5800 Chemical Road in Curtis Bay, would bring jobs to the area, provide it with a needed drop-off point for...
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1996
John F. Griber, whose landmark Curtis Bay corner grocery store kept neighborhood tables and pantries supplied with fresh meats and vegetables, died Thursday of stroke complications at Meridian Nursing Center-Hammonds Lane. He was 84.For more than 60 years, "Mr. John" -- as he was called -- operated Griber's Grocery at Pennington Avenue and Church Street. In 1990, he retired and closed the business.Mr. Griber, who was born on Church Street and lived his entire life there, was the son of Lithuanian parents, who immigrated to Baltimore from Vilna at the turn of the century.
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By FRANK S. PALMISANO III | February 12, 2003
DRIVE THROUGH Curtis Bay, a 1 1/2 -mile stretch of rowhouses and makeshift bars south of the harbor, and you're likely to experience a community that has its roots in blue-collar America. From the hillside architecture to the industrial buildings, docks and oil refineries, the sight is nothing short of mundane. The night is filled with the seedy transactions of prostitutes, drug dealers, and teen-age gangs in the streets. Disheveled men wander with knapsacks on their backs. Car stereos blare.
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By Deborah Dramby and Deborah Dramby,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 13, 2007
After 50 years of service and generations of family members in the business, Daniel Hahn's history is deeply rooted in the Baltimore Coast Guard Yard. His father worked there for 30 years as an auto mechanic and met his mother through a co-worker. In 1933, Hahn was born in their home, just outside the yard entrance. In 1957, he found his way inside. His father was a minister at Arundel Cove Methodist Church, where Hahn attended services with Rory Downey's grandfather. Downey is a quality assurance team manager at the yard.
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By DAN RODRICKS | January 7, 1993
Pieces of column too short to use:Baltimalaprop . . . Ordered by police to leave her home after a potentially dangerous chemical gas leak, a resident of Curtis Bay told a TV reporter: "We were evaporated from the area."*Believe me. I wanted to watch the Buffalo-Houston game last Sunday. In fact, I started watching it. Saw the Oilers' first touchdown. Then Nicholas took over. He's 2 1/2 years old and he calls the shots. He wanted to watch "Mary Poppins" on videotape. He was damn persistent about it, too!
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
Big Lots Stores Inc. has agreed to purchase inventory from the financially ailing Commerce Corp. for an amount expected to top $6 million, according to recent bankruptcy court documents. The entire proceeds are slated to go to M&T Bank, which was owed $17.9 million by Commerce in principal alone as of late February, court documents said. Creditors of Commerce filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition last month against the Curtis Bay-based distributor of lawn and garden supplies.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun reporter | March 19, 2008
W.R. Grace & Co. has agreed to pay 40 percent of the cost - a share estimated to be about $41 million - to clean up contamination at Baltimore's Curtis Bay, where the company extracted radioactive thorium from ore in the 1950s, according to a settlement agreement. The federal government, which employed Grace as a contractor at the time, will cover 60 percent of the bill. The work will be performed during the next five years if it's approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, which is overseeing Grace's reorganization.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | May 29, 1991
The City Council is considering two bills that would create tougher zoning restrictions for industries that use toxic chemicals in the Brooklyn-Curtis Bay communities of South Baltimore.Two community associations requested the bills, which were introduced at last night's council meeting. Brooklyn-Curtis Bay residents and industry representatives are expected to clash when hearings are held on the bills.One bill would require council approval before new industries could operate on land zoned M-2 or M-3 in Brooklyn-Curtis Bay.Currently, new industries must only obtain the appropriate permits, and council approval is not required to operate in M-2 or M-3 districts, which are zoned for heavy industry, said Councilman Edward L. Reisinger, D-6th, who introduced the bill.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 17, 2003
A 24-year-old man died yesterday evening after falling from the back of a truck being driven by his father on Route 10 in Glen Burnie and being struck by another vehicle, state police reported. The victim, Elmer Leroy Dorsey III, was riding in the bed of a 1988 Jeep truck about 5 p.m. when he fell -- along with several pieces of the furniture they were taking to their home in the 1400 block of Locust St. in Baltimore's Curtis Bay neighborhood, said Sgt. Thornnie Rouse, a police spokesman.
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