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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Gordon F. "Mac" McNamara Sr., the personable Budeke's paint salesman and manager who was known to legions of his Fells Point customers as "Broadway Mac," died Tuesday in his sleep at his Towson home. He was 85. Gordon Francis McNamara Sr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Durham Street. He attended city public schools and went to work at a young age to help support his family while his two brothers were away fighting during World War II. Mr. McNamara enlisted in the Army in 1950 and served in Korea in the infantry, where he was awarded three Bronze Stars, family members said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2014
Ellie Cattle has an impressive collection of musical talents: violin, viola, cello, and most recently, guitar and mandolin. And she'll show off her talent this weekend at the Privateer Festival in Fells Point (Friday-Sunday; fellspointmainstreet.org), playing violin for award-winning group the Pyrates Royale. You can check out the group performing traditional maritime, Irish and English folk music on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. or Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Cattle joined the group as the fiddler after her old private viola teacher vacated the position for a long-term gig out of town.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Environmental regulators gave a key approval to Harbor Point developers Thursday, but said they need to review more data before work that would open a currently-closed toxic waste site can start. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment approved a plan to monitor air quality during construction, requiring air samples to be taken every 15 minutes on the site, a former chromium plant. Off-site monitoring will continue at the National Aquarium and the Baltimore City Fire Station in Old Town.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
Blue Moon Cafe, the Fells Point cafe known for its hearty brunches and long, long waits for a table on weekends, is adding a location in Federal Hill. “It will be exactly the same Blue Moon,” owner Sarah Simington said. “With the same rock-and-roll brunch we've been doing for 18 years in Fells Point.” As in Fells Point, the location at 1024 Light Street (a former laundromat) will keep late hours on weekends, staying open continuously from Friday breakfast to Sunday evening.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
A 31-year-old Massachusetts man was fatally stabbed early Thursday at a marina in Fells Point, according to police and a city councilman. Police said a suspect, a 43-year-old Odenton man, was in custody. Police identified the victim as Osher Perez and the suspect as Raymond Mundy. The killing happened around 2:30 a.m. off the 2100 block of Aliceanna St., after an argument between the two, Perez's friends told police. According to charging documents, Perez's friends told police they were with him in a red, two-door Ford Mustang at the intersection of Aliceanna and S. Washington streets when the suspect approached.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2014
Ana Rule stepped onto a balcony outside the Inn at the Black Olive Sunday morning to check the first results of an unusual air-monitoring effort - one intended to make sure official monitoring across the street is accurate. The hotel in Baltimore's Fells Point overlooks Harbor Point, the planned $1.8 billion mixed-use development on land where a factory once processed chromium. Contaminated soil - capped years ago to keep the toxic chemicals under control - would be temporarily exposed during the early part of the work there.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | March 13, 2014
The city's design panel gave a qualified go-ahead to a new $80 million mixed use project in Locust Point Thursday, marking another step in the evolution of the once dominantly industrial neighborhood. The roughly 10-story 900 E. Fort Avenue redevelopment, the product of a partnership that includes Bozzuto Development Company, sits on a large parcel at the entrance to Locust Point, where General Electric operated a service center for more than 40 years. Located on a key Locust Point corner, the project enters a neighborhood transformed over the last decade with the renovation of structures at Tide and Silo points, the addition of McHenry Row, and dozens of new townhomes.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
The developer of the Harbor Point project will pay the city $400,000 in fees stemming from increased traffic under an agreement approved Wednesday by Baltimore's spending board. Under a second agreement, the city will accept responsibility for maintaining several small parks in the development, though Harbor Point will continue to own the land. City officials, who said the development will create thousands of jobs, described the agreements approved by the Board of Estimates as the latest steps necessary to make the $1.8 billion waterfront project a reality.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
“Sit at the bar. It's more fun,” greeted our bartender, slightly smirking on a recent Tuesday night in Upper Fells Point. We had just walked into Cockey's, the new neighborhood corner bar that moved from Hollins Market and opened in the former Shed Row space in January. With only one person seated at the time, we bypassed the five unoccupied high-top tables and settled in at the bar. It did not take long to realize Cockey's makes a strong addition to the area, filling a void for Upper Fells Point customers in search of an instantly comfortable bar, lacking frills and pretentions, in walking distance.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman and Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
A development group backed by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank could breathe new life into a stalled plan to transform the landmark and long-vacant Recreation Pier in Fells Point into a luxury hotel. A representative of Sagamore Development LLC presented plans for a 128-room hotel with a restaurant and a pool during Wednesday's annual meeting of the Fells Point Main Street organization, according to people who attended the meeting. Built in 1914, the Recreation Pier originally stored port cargo.
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