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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2012
A woman was seriously injured Monday evening when she walked into the side of a moving light rail train at Lombard and Howard streets, just west of Baltimore's downtown, officials said. The accident occurred about 5:35 p.m., halting trains and forcing police to close off several streets during the evening rush hour. Trains were back and service and streets reopened about 6 p.m., police said. Terry Owens, a spokesman for the Maryland Transit Administration, said the woman struck the right front corner of the train, apparently while trying to cross the tracks that run north and south on Howard Street.
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By Carrie Wells and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2013
A large group of teenagers were involved in a fight near the Inner Harbor in Baltimore on Monday afternoon, with several of the teens taken into custody, police said. One police officer was injured responding to the brawl when she fell after chasing one of the teenagers, scraping her legs and knees on the ground, Baltimore Police spokesman Detective Vernon Davis said. Witnesses said dozens of teens were involved in the fight, which started about 3:15 p.m. on the plaza in front of the Gallery on Pratt Street.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Hunched over the kitchen table in an East Baltimore row home, E'Lexus Cole carefully arranged photographs of David Mbugua into a collage. It was important that she get the close-up photo, the one with him wearing a black knit hat, in the middle. Everyone agreed it was the best. One photo was separated from the others - a tiny thumbnail, which was being held in the hand of Mbugua's 18-month-old son, David Jr. David Jr. gazed at the picture. His family is unsure whether he understands that his father is dead.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2013
Downtown Baltimore gained 10,000 jobs in 2012 — after losing the same number of jobs in 2011, according to the annual State of Downtown report to be released Thursday by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Inc. "At the very least, this is a correction," said Kirby Fowler, the organization's president, who was skeptical of the loss reported in 2011. The same firm, Nielsen Co. LLC, calculated both this year's and last year's job numbers for the Downtown Partnership. There are 113,100 workers within a one-mile radius of the intersection of Pratt and Light streets, according to the report.
NEWS
June 5, 1991
Rightly or wrongly, Kurt L. Schmoke has been suspected of not being the same kind of "bricks and mortar" mayor as William Donald Schaefer. For that reason alone, his response to a strategy recommendation for downtown that landed on his desk yesterday will be closely watched.If Mr. Schmoke wins re-election this year, "The Renaissance Continues: a 20-year strategy for downtown Baltimore" offers guide posts for him to put his stamp on the city during the next four years. The question is whether he has the imagination and inventiveness to seize the momentum that the opening of a new baseball stadium and light-rail line will bring to Baltimore in 1992.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2011
As the economy improved, the number of jobs in downtown Baltimore rose 6 percent last year — the first gain in three years and a much faster pace of employment growth than in the entire city, statistics to be released Tuesday by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore show. Employment in a one-mile radius from the intersection of Pratt and Light streets grew to more than 113,400 jobs from about 106,700 in 2009, the group reported. The statistics are the first available from the Downtown Partnership's annual State of Downtown report, which it plans to unveil in April.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2012
Near City Hall, 5-year-old Shalyn Lloyd stood wearing a green hoodie and carrying a sign that read: "Are we next?" His sign expressed the outrage felt by hundreds who marched in downtown Baltimore on Monday night — and thousands more who have rallied in cities around the nation in recent days — to protest the failure of Florida authorities to arrest George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who killed teenager Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26....
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
T. Rowe Price, an anchor institution in downtown Baltimore for decades, said Thursday that it plans to remain in its Pratt Street headquarters through 2027, quelling fears that it would be lured to move to the county or the city's hot properties farther east. The decision keeps the company's almost 1,300 downtown employees in the Inner Harbor and avoids a glut of office space in a market already struggling with high vacancy rates. T. Rowe Price CEO James A.C. Kennedy said in a statement the building at 100 E. Pratt St. is well located, close to amenity-rich downtown, the airport and train station and consistent with the commuting patterns of the company's employees.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Baltimore on Monday evening to express outrage over the Trayvon Martin case but also to use the teen as a symbol of systemic issues facing the black community in the city and around the country. Several hundred protesters gathered in McKeldin Square next to the Inner Harbor before marching seven blocks to City Hall, shutting down streets during rush-hour traffic. It was the second day of protests in Baltimore after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in Martin's death after a trial that captured national attention.
NEWS
October 3, 1990
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews repaired a gas leak at the corner of West Baltimore and Eutaw Streets last night after a paramedic reported a strong odor of gas at the downtown intersection.Fire officials said the paramedic was responding to a call about 9 p.m. when he noticed the odor. BG&E crews found a small leak in a pipe below the Community Blood and Plasma Service at 335 W. Baltimore St. They made a temporary repair and were set to return today.BG&E spokesman Art Slusark said the utility had received more than the usual number of gas odor reports following Monday's explosion in Irvington that killed an elderly woman.
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