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Jacques Kelly | November 1, 2013
It was just a year ago, on a cold and moody November morning, that I met with Fells Point residents outside a sad construction pit at Broadway and Aliceanna Street. A developer had razed both sides of a once-familiar block of shops. Our group looked around and hoped for a promising future, but I remained more than a little skeptical. I've always reverenced the fragile nature of Fells Point's ancient, little-changed streets. For decades, the neighborhood seemed preserved by its own poverty.
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FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
A public meeting on environmental safeguards for redeveloping a Fells Point former factory site has been reset for Nov. 14, Baltimore City Council member James B. Kraft has announced. The meeting on the Harbor Point project is to be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Morgan Stanley building at 1300 Thames St. The session, which was postponed from last month because of the federal government shutdown, will cover plans by Beatty Development Group to build a 22-story tower on the site of the former Allied chromium processing plant.
NEWS
October 28, 2013
We read with interest Rebbecca Ruggles' commentary on Fells Point residents' concern regarding the presence of chromium 6 contamination near the site of the proposed Harbor Point project ( "The toll of development," Oct. 25). Residents are rightly concerned because chromium 6 is a highly carcinogenic metal. However, there is another Baltimore-area community where residents are also concerned about chromium 6 as a result of waste from Allied Chemical having been deposited in their midst.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2013
Brown Advisory in Fells Point turned 20 this year. The firm now manages about $42 billion in assets and recently expanded its business in the United Kingdom. CEO Michael Hankin reflected on the firm's founding and its growth, as well as his efforts to clean up the Inner Harbor waters. Brown Advisory opened a London office in 2008, largely serving institutional clients. You've recently expanded your business, focusing on expatriates in the United Kingdom. Can you elaborate on what you're doing there and why this new focus?
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.
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.
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