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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun Reporter | September 24, 2005
A Baltimore developer has bought a former Locust Point mill with plans to turn it into offices, apartments and shops, taking the formerly working-class neighborhood further down the road to gentrification. Though some in the neighborhood still harbor nostalgia for the days when working factories defined the neighborhood, people now seem resigned to the community's evolution -- especially if it comes with a fancy grocery store. About 100 residents packed a recreation center to hear developer Mark Sapperstein outline his plans recently.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Two companies announced plans Monday to relocate to Baltimore from the suburbs, bringing more than 300 jobs to downtown and Locust Point. The Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund will move its headquarters from Annapolis to the expanding McHenry Row mixed-use project in Locust Point by fall 2015, bringing its 240-person workforce. And Kao USA Inc., a unit of a Japanese beauty products company, will move from Hanover to offices at One Charles Center, with 70 workers. MAIF, a state-created entity that insures drivers who can't get private-market coverage, will lease two floors to be built atop the Phillips Seafood headquarters building on Fort Avenue.
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By JOHN WOESTENDIEK and JOHN WOESTENDIEK,SUN REPORTER | May 2, 2006
Fifty years after it opened, the Victory Tavern had become a haunt for the defeated. Outside, prostitutes paced past a stern, if grammatically incorrect, sign on the once-proud bar's peeling paint exterior. "If Your Not Buying," it warned, "Don't Come In." Inside, drugs were bought and sold, and the patrons were a glum, down-on-their-luck bunch. Everybody didn't know your name at the Victory Tavern, nor did anyone really want to. That was less than two years ago. Step inside today and you will find well-dressed, wine-sipping young professionals, two flat-panel televisions and lively discussions about mutual funds or the playful impertinence of the zinfandel - a scene so civilized you would think it was an entirely different bar in an entirely different neighborhood.
NEWS
The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2012
As of 9 a.m. Friday, traffic was slow on I-95 northbound near Caton Avenue, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on Route 175 eastbound at Dobbin Road in Howard County, Monroe Street near Franklin Street in Baltimore City, Quarterfield Road and Parke West Drive in Anne Arundel County, I-795 southbound near Franklin Boulevard in Baltimore County, and Route 140 and York Street in Taneytown. A vehicle fire was slowing traffic on I-95 southbound at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore City.
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February 9, 2005
On February 7, 2005, EVELYN V. (nee Densmore) of South Baltimore; beloved wife of Louis C. Purdy; devoted sister of Dan and Leon Densmore; loving aunt of Kim Stevers and 15 other nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the family owned and operated Mc CULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 130 E. Fort Avenue (South Baltimore), on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where services will be held on Friday at 1:30 P.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her memory to Olive Branch-Good Shepherd U. Methodist Church, Memorial Fund ( 5 W. Fort Avenue, Balto.
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December 8, 2007
On December 5, 2007, STEPHEN R. GREEN; devoted son of the late Osten and Mary Green; beloved brother of Anthony P. Green and the late Constantine J. Green. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relative and friends. Christian Wake Service at Charles L. Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., 1501 E. Fort Avenue, Locust Point, MD 21230 on Sunday, 2:30 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, on Monday at 10 A.M. Interment in Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery. Family invite friends to call at the funeral home on Sunday, 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 P.M. Family request, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Sister Catherine Cress' Ministry 1532 E. Fort Avenue, Locust Point, MD 21230.
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December 30, 2003
On December 26, 2003, MARTIN ALBERT DOETZER, SR.; beloved husband of Stella R. Doetzer (nee Klosek); loving father of Martin A. Doetzer, Jr.; beloved grandfather of Angela S. Sands, Alise S. Doetzer and Albert "AJ" Doetzer. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Christian Wake Service at the Charles L. Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., 1501 E. Fort Avenue, Locust Point, MD, on Tuesday at 4 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, on Wednesday at 10 A.M. Interment in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
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October 30, 2003
On October 27, 2003, MARK J., beloved husband of Tracy A. Lambert (nee Zang); devoted father of Jessica (Ernie) and Carl J. Lambert; son of Gordon Lambert and the late Rosalee Lambert; brother of Gary Lambert, Brian Lambert, Shirlene Emily, Michelle Suggs and the late Gordon Lambert. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at the family owned McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, P.A., 130 E. Fort Avenue (S. Baltimore) on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Service on Friday at 11 AM. Interment in Glen Haven Memorial Park.
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July 27, 2004
On July 26, 2004, HELEN C. ZIPP (nee Braun), dearest wife of the late John J. Zipp; devoted mother of Marlyn Chaffman and husband Dennis, Joanne O'Connor and husband Dennis, Sandra Sidlowski and husband Jerome, and Barbara Hamilton and husband Louis; beloved sister of Raymond Braun and Dorothy Rose. Also survived by eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and other loving relatives and friends. Christian wake service at the Charles L. Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., 1501 E. Fort Avenue, Locust Point, MD, on Wednesday at 4 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on Thursday at 10 A.M. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.
NEWS
September 10, 2004
On September 8, 2004 FRANCES KASPER, dearest daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Kasper. Beloved aunt of Frederick Heil, Juanita Knofski, Yvonne Teller, Thomas Winebrenner and Louise Schab. Also survived by other loving relatives and friends. Christian Wake service at the Charles L. Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., 1501 E. Fort Avenue, Locust Point, MD on Friday at 7:30 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on Saturday at 10 A.M. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2012
Baltimore's Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, site of a key battle in the War of 1812 and birthplace of "The Star Spangled Banner," will be in the spotlight during many of the Star Spangled Sailabration events June 13 to 19. Officials say they expect 20,000 or more people to visit the star-shaped fort on each of two days, June 16 and 17, for shows by the Blue Angels and for fireworks and a concert on the evening of June 16. ...
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2012
After a 10-month closure, the Fort Avenue bridge in Locust Point reopened Friday, according to city officials. Two lanes — one in each direction — are now open to public traffic, though construction continues at the bridge, officials said. There may be single lane closures because of that construction, in which case transportation personnel will control traffic flow across the bridge, city officials said. The $6 million project to replace the bridge, which crosses over railroad tracks owned by the CSX Corp., was jointly funded by CSX and the city, and first closed the bridge in August 2011.
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By The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2011
As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, the Fort Avenue Bridge in Locust Point has been closed to through traffic for a replacement project that will last until next spring. In Baltimore County, a 12-inch water main break near Cooks Lane and North Forest Park Avenue presented a possible road hazard, but no traffic lanes were closed. In Carroll County, emergency road work caused two northbound lanes of Route 97 to be closed north of Old Baltimore Road. There were no major delays to local mass transit systems.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 7, 2011
Vincent Mario "Vince" Rallo, a former banker who in retirement took over Rallo's Restaurant, a Locust Point landmark since 1941, died Thursday morning of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Homeland resident was 79. Rallo's, in the 800 block of E. Fort Ave., was established by Mr. Rallo's father, Louis Rallo, an immigrant from Sicily who settled in Baltimore in 1910. The restaurant was known for its generous breakfasts that included scrapple, an old-fashioned menu staple, as well as bacon, sausage, corned beef hash and sizzling ham. There were heaping portions of beef or chicken stew, lima bean and pea soup, fried crab cakes, chili con carne, Spanish omelets, braunschweiger sandwiches, and sour beef and dumplings.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2010
A 24-year-old man has been indicted on charges that he helped dispose of the body of a man killed in Locust Point last spring, city prosecutors announced. Jeremy Michael Smith , 24, of the 1500 block of Covington St. faces charges of being an accessory after the fact in the killing of Matthew Martin, 31, who disappeared April 9. Fishermen at Patapsco State Park discovered his body. Two men, Christopher Calvert and Kevin Skipper, were indicted July 1 in the killing. Prosecutors said that Smith picked up Calvert at a house on Fort Avenue and went with him to a Lowe's hardware store to purchase a large plastic storage container, which they used to take Martin's body out of a house on Richardson Street in Locust Point.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2010
Harford Road might be the must-do bar crawl of the moment, but there are plenty of other solid bar crawls in the area. The Dundalk bar crawl From blue-collar holdouts to revamped watering holes, Dundalk is a gold mine for bar enthusiasts. Granted, you have to drive, and it might take a while to get the lay of the land, but the Dundalk bar crawl is a guaranteed good time. Be sure to stop by Hops Inn (7002 Railway Ave., Dundalk) for an incredibly cheap shot of Johnny Walker Blue.
NEWS
June 12, 2006
On June 9, 2006, ALFRED K.; devoted husband of Elizabeth Weingruber (nee Huff); devoted brother of Marian E. Weingruber-Smith and the late Thelma Lora Munyan. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 130 E. Fort Avenue (South Baltimore) on Wednesday, from 3 to 6pm. Interment will be private.
NEWS
May 25, 2004
On May 22, 2004, GLORIA R. "UTZ", of Brooklyn Park; beloved mother of William A. Duncan, Jr. and his wife Sharon and Gregory Duncan; loving grandmother of April and Nicole. The family will receive friends at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 130 E. Fort Avenue (S. Baltimore), on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.., where services will be held on Wednesday at 1 P.M. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth Large and Sun Restaurant Critic | December 9, 2009
W hen the Bicycle in South Baltimore closed abruptly this summer, people wondered why the owners, Nicholas and Saundra Batey, continued to work on, and planned to open, another restaurant nearby. The new place would be an Italian restaurant called Ullswater (554 E. Fort Ave., 443-563-1620); and when I heard it had finally opened a couple of weeks ago, I called to find out more. Saundra Batey explained that the couple had bought the Ullswater building, where Sly Fox and Soigne had been, while Bicycle was still open; but they didn't own the fine-dining establishment.
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