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By PATRICK ERCOLANO | April 17, 1994
For much of this half-century, the tale of political power in heavily Democratic Baltimore County has been an east-side story. This has been especially true of campaigns for the county executive's office.Various factors -- including demographic shifts and, possibly, the unusual absence of a home-grown candidate from the east -- could dictate a different ending to this summer's Democratic primary race for county executive. But the consistent power of the large eastern voting bloc is not something candidates can afford to take lightly, despite the fact that the old east-side Democratic political machine has been dead and buried for at least 20 years.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
A man was critically injured in a shooting in Broadway East Sunday, Baltimore police said. The victim was shot as he got out of a car just before 4 p.m. in the 2300 block of E. Oliver St. in the East Baltimore neighborhood, police said. Officers were called, but the victim had gotten back into the car and gone to a local hospital, police said. They found him there — in critical condition with life-threatening injuries — roughly a half hour later. Police mistakenly reported another victim had nonfatal injuries in the shooting.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2002
Several East Baltimore residents told a City Council hearing last night that they wanted to remain in their longtime homes rather than have the city acquire their properties as part of a sweeping revitalization plan that would create a biotech park and hundreds of units of new and renovated housing. "I would like my name off that [acquisition] list," said Gloria M. Bolding, who has lived for 42 years in the 1400 block of N. Patterson Park Ave." I'll be 65 this year, and I don't see where I need to go anywhere and start over."
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
Two men were shot, one of them fatally, Thursday evening in East Baltimore, ending a stretch of a week without a murder in the city. Police responded to the 5400 block of Bucknell Road in the Cedonia neighborhood at 8:04 p.m. to find a man shot in the face and right forearm. He was taken to a local hospital but was pronounced dead at 8:52 p.m., police said. Friends of the victim said he was 22. They sobbed as, one by one, they saw his bicycle lying where he'd been gunned down, surrounded by groceries they said he had just bought.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | December 29, 2002
Recruiting efforts by two white supremacist groups in eastern Baltimore County are troubling to officials and local residents, who say the activities reflect poorly on an area that has been trying to overcome an undeserved reputation for racial intolerance. As lawyers argue whether it was legal for the county to prohibit one of the groups - the World Church of the Creator - from meeting at the Rosedale public library this month, questions remain about what drew the organization to the area: Was it because the Rosedale area is predominantly white and working class?
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By Michael Olesker | January 23, 2004
ON BALMY mornings such as this, with the temperature practically skyrocketing out of single digits, a young man's fancy turns lightly to thoughts of softball games. This young man is Lou Karpouzie. He is 77 but approaches all life with the enthusiasm of the schoolboy athlete he used to be. He's out there in the cold at Lombard and Kane streets, where the city's rowhouse east side turns industrial before melting into Baltimore County. He's staring at a couple of baseball diamonds that bear his name: Lou Karpouzie Fields.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2010
The weather is turning chilly and the crowds are building at soup kitchens like the one at Essex United Methodist Church on Baltimore County's east side. About 150 diners take advantage of the hot meal served every Wednesday. Many ask if coats or blankets might be available and wonder where they will spend the winter. "I would definitely stay here, if there was a shelter," said Chris Jones, 51, who was unsure where he would spend the night. "I think a lot of guys would. There are about 200 of us homeless just in this area.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2010
A 32-year-old man was shot on the city's east side early Saturday, police said. The victim was being treated for a bullet wound to the torso, but the injury he suffered did not appear to threaten his life. Baltimore Police Det. Kevin Brown said. The incident occurred on the 1600 block of Stonewood Road at about 1 a.m. Saturday, Brown said. nick.madigan@baltsun.com
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2012
Baltimore city police are investigating the death of an unidentified man Thursday evening in the Four by Four neighborhood, east of Belair Road. The victim, who had been shot multiple times, was found at 9:31 p.m. in the 3400 block of Ravenwood Ave., near Highwview Avenue. He died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com
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By Dan Rodricks | September 13, 2010
There are an estimated 120 churches in Baltimore's Eastern police district, for years one of the two most violent in the city. "There are more churches than liquor stores," says City Councilman Carl Stokes, "but the liquor stores seem to be winning. " He means those who sell wine and booze from behind bullet-proof glass — as well as those who sell heroin on corners — seem to have more influence on community life than those who stand in sanctuaries and preach salvation-through-Jesus.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Bob Creager opened his tiny pit beef stand in the parking lot of a Southeast Baltimore nightclub in 1987. The stand had no electricity. Creager had never run a business. And the former steelworker had no idea how to cook pit beef. "I was struggling," Creager says. These days, Creager's establishment - Chaps Pit Beef - is a Baltimore legend. His stand, in the parking lot of the Gentlemen's Gold Club on Pulaski Highway, has been featured on national television shows five times.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
Anthony "Stink" Joyner, who was fatally shot over the weekend in East Baltimore, had been released from federal prison last year after serving 10 years for his role in a drug gang tied to five murders including a 2001 Memorial Day block party shooting.  Police have not released a motive in the shooting of Joyner, who was shot in the head Sunday evening in the 200 block of Beale Ct. in the Douglass Homes housing project. He was killed the day he turned 34.  Court records and news articles show Joyner had been charged in 2002 along with 11 members of the "Hot Boys," an East Baltimore group who "gained respect and intimidated drug trade competitors by gunning down rivals," including the machine-gun killing in November 2000 of rival gang member Keith "Bones" Hamlet.  Prosecutors alleged that the group was responsible for the Memorial Day 2001 mass shooting at a block party that killed Lakeisha Moten, 24, who was the girlfriend of one of the leaders of the rival "North Avenue/Harford Road Boys" gang.  The block party shooting was one of the highest profile crimes at the time, with 11 people wounded in addition to Moten.
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Editorial from The Aegis | December 3, 2013
The recently released results showing how Harford County Public Schools did on the Maryland High School Assessment tests, on the whole, show local public schools are what they've been for many years: very effective. A closer look quickly reveals the school system's most glaring imperfection, again something that's been in place for many, many years: an east-west divide that separates the merely good schools from the very good schools. It's important to keep in mind that all of the county's public schools provide fine educational opportunities, but, the ones to the west of I-95, in aggregate, perform at a higher level than the ones to the east.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2013
The Baltimore Book Festival in Mount Vernon this weekend will contribute to congestion and delays for commuters in the city this weekend, as multiple road and lane closures are and will be in effect through Monday, according to city transportation officials. The festival, which features hundreds of authors and book signings as well as more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, runs from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Residents and commuters are urged to plan ahead.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
A sign partway up the front steps of the Baltimore Museum of Art directs people away from that stately spot to a much less grand visitors' entrance on the far east side of the building. Things are about to get a lot more welcoming. The BMA's $28 million renovation project, which has already resulted in the vibrant new Contemporary Wing unveiled last November (it cost $6.5 million of the renovation budget), is on target to generate three major components by the fall of 2014.  For the first time since 1982, the public will be able to stroll through the grand front doors of the original entrance to the classic 1929 building designed by John Russell Pope.  This reopening will help make the front of the museum "a community gathering place in a lot of ways," said BMA director Doreen Bolger.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
Fire Chief James S. Clack is considering moving a West Baltimore fire company across town this summer to alleviate the strain on East Baltimore units after two fire companies closed there last year. Clack said the plan, which has not been finalized and must be reviewed by the City Council, is an attempt to respond to a spike in calls to east-side companies — some have seen jumps of more than 50 percent — since East Baltimore's Truck 15 and Southeast Baltimore's Squad 11 were closed last summer.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2012
At least four people were shot, including a 10-year-old boy, in East Baltimore Monday night, according to a police spokesman. The boy, two men ages 28 and 29, and a fourth victim all suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds to their legs and were taken to an area hospital, said police spokesman Agent Donny Moses. Moses did not have details on the fourth victim. All had been sitting on steps in the block when they were hit, he said. The shooting occurred just before 9:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of East Hoffman Street, in the Broadway East neighborhood.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,ed.gunts@baltsun.com | May 17, 2009
Seeking ways to revitalize Baltimore's east side, the city is exploring the idea of tearing down a mile-long stretch of the Jones Falls Expressway that divides downtown from the Johns Hopkins medical campus. Baltimore's Department of Transportation has hired an engineering team headed by Rummel, Klepper & Kahl LLP to examine the pros and cons of razing the elevated expressway roughly between Chase and Fayette streets and replacing it with a landscaped "urban boulevard" that would provide access to an area larger than Charles Center or the Harbor East renewal district.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick,
The Baltimore Sun
| April 12, 2013
Cuban Revolution has come to Baltimore's Middle East neighborhood. Just a few blocks away from the Johns Hopkins Hospital , the Middle East area has seldom officered any reason for outsiders to wander in. That is changing. The neighborhood is being developed as a mixed-use life science campus. The anchor tenant is the Science & Technology Park at Johns Hopkins, but the 80-acre area will include other research facilities along with new housing, parking and a six-acre central park.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2012
Watersedge resident Jean Parker was dealing with a backyard and basement full of water Tuesday afternoon after Storm Sandy - but the Baltimore County resident was still counting her blessings. Her home has fared far worse in past storms, said Parker, who has lived there since 1959. "It's nothing compared to Isabel" in 2003, Parker said. "And we didn't lose electricity. … We're really blessed with that. " Parker got a surprise visit from U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and County Councilman John Olszewski Sr., who were touring eastern Baltimore County neighborhoods to assess storm damage in an area that is prone to flooding.
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