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By Miranda Spivack The Washington Post and Miranda Spivack The Washington Post,The Washington Post | February 8, 2010
The state came to Montgomery County's east side a few years ago bearing gifts: a redesigned U.S. 29 to speed commuters through to destinations in Howard County and the District. But soon after the roadwork was completed, new problems arose. Nearby shopping was now obscured from drivers' sightlines. Once-thriving stores lost business and began to close. "It's easy for people to keep on going," said Bill Strassberger, a community activist who lives near the Burtonsville shopping area, where several storefronts are vacant.
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By Miranda Spivack The Washington Post | February 8, 2010
The state came to Montgomery County's east side a few years ago bearing gifts: a redesigned U.S. 29 to speed commuters through to destinations in Howard County and the District. But soon after the roadwork was completed, new problems arose. Nearby shopping was now obscured from drivers' sightlines. Once-thriving stores lost business and began to close. "It's easy for people to keep on going," said Bill Strassberger, a community activist who lives near the Burtonsville shopping area, where several storefronts are vacant.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | January 30, 2010
When Lori Brennan picked up the phone at Chesapeake Machine Co. on Monday night and the person on the line claimed to be calling from the White House, she puzzled over what he could possibly want to order at the company, which makes heavy steel parts and industrial equipment. "I thought they wanted us to start a job because we do so much government work," said Brennan, an administrative assistant. But the call was the opening act in a days-long planning frenzy for President Barack Obama's tour of the East Baltimore manufacturing facility Friday, when company employees listened to him unveil a $33 billion jobs tax credit plan to the nation.
NEWS
January 27, 2010
A man found shot Monday night in an East Baltimore alley died shortly afterward at an area hospital, becoming the city's 11th homicide this year, according to police. Michael Manning, 35, of the 4800 block of York Road was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. No arrest had been made. Eastern District police responding to shots about 9:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Aisquith St. in the Oliver community found Manning lying unconscious in the alley.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,ed.gunts@baltsun.com | January 23, 2010
The East Baltimore Development Inc. community will gain a prestigious new occupant - and about 250 jobs - when the state of Maryland builds a $180 million Public Health Laboratory there, officials said. Maryland's Board of Public Works this week approved $6.45 million in state funds to begin designing a 200,000-square-foot laboratory building to house state employees who now work at 201 W. Preston St., part of the State Office Complex in Baltimore. The building will be one of the next major projects to get under way on the East Baltimore property, an 88-acre tract north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus that is being developed as a $1.8 billion mixed-use community with housing, shops, offices, life science facilities, a school and a rail station.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | January 22, 2010
On Thursday morning, Lionell Green watched construction vehicles pile debris from the fire that killed his grandmother, two cousins and his cousin's daughter in East Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood Wednesday night. It was a familiar sight. In 1994, he was one of three survivors of a house fire in Southwest Baltimore that killed nine members of his family, seven of them children. "Death just came right back around," he said. Investigators were still working to determine the cause of the overnight blaze that led to the city's first fire fatalities of 2010, said Fire Department spokesman Capt.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin | dick.irwin@baltsun.com | January 21, 2010
A single-alarm fire late Wednesday killed four people, whose bodies were found in separate rooms inside an East Baltimore rowhouse. Their identities, genders and relationships were not immediately available, but at least one was elderly, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman. Cartwright said the incident is the city's first fatal fire this year and that its cause is under investigation. One person was found in a second-floor front room, another in the rear of the house, and the third and fourth in other sections of the house in the 1600 block of E. Oliver St. Reported at 11:10 p.m., the blaze filled much of the dwelling with smoke before firefighters were able to beat back flames.
NEWS
By Tahira Lindsay and Capital News Service | January 10, 2010
Beyond the biotech high-rise, the townhouses and the condominiums sits what developers call the real centerpiece of the new East Baltimore Development Inc. - a school. The East Baltimore Community School has been open for only half a school year, housed in an assembly of temporary buildings at Washington and Chase streets. But almost everyone involved in the sprawling $1.8 billion EBDI redevelopment project - which aims to rebuild the area north of Johns Hopkins Hospital - refers to the school when discussing the neighborhood's odds of success.
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