Advertisement
HomeCollectionsFells Point
IN THE NEWS

Fells Point

NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2013
Activists opposed to hydraulic fracturing projected their message on the side of a Fells Point building Saturday night and invited passers-by to play a so-called Wheel of Misfortune to highlight what they say are the risks of the gas drilling technique. The demonstration, which drew about a dozen activists, was one of hundreds across the world this week as part of a "Global Frackdown. " The wheel and the light show - visible for blocks - laid out the risks the activists see in the drilling method commonly known as "fracking," including air pollution, water contamination and earthquakes.
Advertisement
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development. Some experts have expressed concern about the pollution - especially in light of a developer's plan to disturb the protective cap over land that once held a chromium processing plant. They're also worried that uncontrolled chromium in groundwater beyond Harbor Point could seep into the harbor or pose risks for development of neighboring properties.
NEWS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Emergency management officials have located a rogue siren sounding in the Fells Point area Friday morning. The malfunctioning siren located on Eastern Avenue just east of Fells Point is part of the city siren system, according to The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management. Repairs will be made immediately. The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management received several reports this morning of the siren. andrea.walker@baltsun.com Twitter.com/ankwalker
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
A man and woman were arrested this weekend in two armed robberies in Federal Hill, and are suspects in several other robberies over a six-week period in some of Baltimore's most popular neighborhoods, according to Baltimore Police. Charged with the two Federal Hill robberies are Brandon Marcus Ferrell, 22, of the 700 block of Linnard Street in the city's Edgewood neighborhood, and Stephanie Amber Smith, 23, of the 3400 block of Kenyon Avenue in the city's Belair-Edison neighborhood.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2013
Plans to begin work soon redeveloping the former chemical plant site at Harbor Point hit a potential delay Monday, as the Maryland Department of the Environment said the federal government shutdown would prevent it from completing review of the project by Tuesday, as required. Beatty Development Group officials had said that they hoped to break ground Oct. 15 on a 22-story tower to house the regional headquarters of the Chicago-based energy company, Exelon. But in a letter sent Monday, MDE notified Beatty that because of the federal shutdown, state officials have been unable to coordinate their comments on the plan with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
The Fells Point Fun Festival will bring road closures to the neighborhood this weekend, according to the Baltimore Department of Transportation. Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Broadway will be closed to through traffic between Eastern Avenue and Fleet Street. Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, Broadway will be closed to all motorists from Eastern Avenue to Thames Street. In addition, every street below Aliceanna Street and between Wolfe and Caroline streets will be closed. All the roads will reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
Baltimore Beer Week is on the way. The fifth annual citywide immersion into Baltimore's beer scene starts on Oct. 18, with an opening tap celebration at M&T Bank Stadium on Oct. 19. But there's an unusual beer event coming up for anyone who can't wait. On Oct. 10, the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Co. will host a craft beer and food pairing event at its firehouse. The event will offer guests seven pairing stations spread out in the firehouse's apparatus bays. A typical station might have pan-seared shrimp and Cajun-blackened corvina with Ballast Point Sculpin and Union Craft Brewing Duckpin.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
A curtain is falling on the era of X-rated movie theaters in Baltimore with the city's last adult movie house up for auction next week. The Apex, which has shown pornographic films in a squat two-story brick building in Upper Fells Point for more than four decades, might go cheaply and will likely be redeveloped. Andy Billig, of A.J. Billig and Co. Auctioneers, said the building "is in need of renovation" and that its owners are intent on letting it go. The theater achieved a kind of landmark status with the help of its best-known cheerleader, Baltimore filmmaker John Waters.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2013
Jason Ambrose, the co-owner and founding chef of Salt , has agreed to purchase a tavern on Haubert Street in Locust Point. "It won't be anything restaurant-y like Salt," Ambrose said. "It will be a 'bar with food.' " There isn't enough room inside the small establishment for tables, he said After seven years running the kitchen at Salt, Ambrose turned over day-to-day kitchen operations to Brian Lavin . Ambrose won't close on the property until early November, he said, and the liquor board must approve the transfer of the liquor license to Ambrose from the property's current owners, Inga and Adam Gardner, who operate a bar at the location named The House . Ambrose said he hopes to have the Locust Point bar open in early 2014.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
The team behind Bond Street Social and Mad River has secured a liquor license for the Fells Point location where Shuckers closed this summer. Michael Mastellone, one of the partners in the project, said his team is creating a modern Mexican restaurant concept for the space in the Bond Street Wharf complex, where tenants have struggled over the years in spite of a waterfront location. "We think it's a good fit for the neighborhood," said Mastellone, who presented plans for the yet-to-be-named restaurant to Fells Point associations prior to Thursday's hearing at the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.