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By Mark K. Joseph | November 26, 2012
Developers in downtown Baltimore seek tax breaks and infrastructure improvements for their projects. In return for those benefits, Baltimore should require an architectural design competition in an effort to make the city a center for world-class architecture. A good place to start would be the project at Harbor Point being developed by John Paterakis, where the city will build a bridge from Harbor East to the Point and grant tax breaks for the development. But this requirement should be required of all downtown developers - and the city should also use design competitions for its major projects.
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NEWS
October 6, 2014
I have visited a lot of major cities in my lifetime, but until now I was never inclined to email or write a letter to the editor of the city newspaper to comment about the city and its people. From a recent visit I had to Baltimore, I have found that you have some of the nicest, friendliest and most helpful people I have ever encountered. In particular I owe a debt of gratitude to a gentleman named Mark who helped my wife and I when we got stranded at the train station trying to see the Orioles' last home game.
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TRAVEL
July 2, 2006
What is a great city? It's a city that, when you're in the heart of it, you know exactly where you are. New York is a great city. Boston is a great city. San Francisco (at left, beyond the Golden Gate Bridge) is a great city. New Orleans is, still. Inside, we've chosen a few of America's best cities that are especially worthy of a trip and asked folks who know them -- from bell captain to movie director -- to make some recommendations. SEE ARTICLE ON PAGE 4R.
NEWS
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake | August 28, 2014
Baltimore City elicits genuine pride from its residents. Every neighborhood is unique, and generations of families have stayed here because they were not willing to give up on this great city. After decades of population decline, Baltimore is finally growing again. We did not get here by accident, nor did we get here by thinking small. I am determined to grow Baltimore by continuing to build projects that will sustain Baltimore well into the future. Thousands of local jobs are being created through projects like the recently opened Horseshoe Baltimore Casino.
NEWS
January 19, 2007
Excerpts from the prepared text of Mayor Sheila Dixon's inaugural speech As Baltimore enters our new season, I am humbled by the faith you have placed in me. I do not take lightly the oath I have sworn to uphold this afternoon. But know that I will face each coming day of this new season in our city with prayer, with optimism and with hope. The kind of hope that has seen this daughter of Baltimore come from humble beginnings to accept the honor of being the first woman to serve as the mayor of the greatest city in the world.
NEWS
By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Jerusalem Bureau | July 1, 1993
CAESAREA, Israel -- Stare for long at the blue sea here with Kenneth Holum, and you will find yourself in the past.The University of Maryland professor will take you back 1,600 years, back to a great city on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean, an important outpost of the Roman Empire. This is Caesarea, pride of Herod the Great, provincial capital for the Holy Land.In A.D. 400 -- four centuries after Herod built it -- the city is comparatively quiet. It is no longer vogue to throw Christians to the lions in the amphitheater, and the sweeping invasion by Muslims -- and brutal reprisals of the Crusaders -- are yet to engulf the city.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | January 19, 1994
Los Angeles was not meant to be a great city, geologically speaking.MARC service will be improved, now that Penn Station has been made all but inaccessible.Russia is ripe for reform but few reformers are in sight.Say it ain't so, Tonya!
NEWS
August 11, 2010
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was of the mindset that the State's Attorney and Baltimore City Police Commissioner work for the "same team", so to speak. What Patricia C. Jessamy is doing by her incendiary comments is to create a large, permanent impassable chasm between herself and Commissioner Bealefeld ("Jessamy calls for probe of Bealefeld," Aug. 11). Ms. Jessamy is taking this issue to a very personal and juvenile level. This certainly does not bode well for the city of Baltimore for the next few months (at least until election day)
NEWS
May 2, 2013
Fred Lazarus has made many great contributions to Baltimore, but perhaps one of his lesser known and appreciated ones is raising the bar for high quality architectural design, as represented by the Brown Center and the Gateway student dorm building on the Maryland Institute College of Art campus ("MICA's Fred Lazarus to retire in 2014 after guiding art school for 35 years," April 30). Those buildings serve as inspirations for the rest of Baltimore. Excellent design is a vital element for raising the spirits of residents, workers and visitors alike.
NEWS
July 9, 2012
Regarding your recent editorial advocating holding city elections on the presidential cycle, it doesn't make sense to only partially correct a situation that everyone agrees needs to be fixed ("Straightening out city elections," July 6). None of Baltimore's elected officials met with their constituents to discuss this election-cycle issue before they selfishly voted their preferences. The arguments for moving city elections to the gubernatorial cycle significantly outweigh the arguments our elected officials voted to help themselves.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alexa Cottman-Robinson and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
In a scene from the documentary "A Place of Truth," opening Thursday at the Creative Alliance , Abi Mott sits behind a small desk on a city street corner with a sign that reads: "Name a price. Pick a subject. Get a poem. " She is greeted by a customer and after a quick exchange of money; she enters words on a vintage typewriter. Moments later, Mott hands her customer a short poem and smiles. "This is what she wrote for me," says the customer, eyes filled with tears, as she begins to read the lyrics out loud.
NEWS
May 23, 2014
My name is Luther Eaton, and I am a life-long resident of Baltimore City. I've been working in the storeroom for Hudson News at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport since 1995. After seven months of failed contract negotiations with our employer, my co-workers and I recently began planning for a one-day strike for May 22. It's been almost 20 years since I started working at the airport, and back then BWI was a completely different place. It hadn't yet seen the millions of dollars in renovations that have made it into a facility that is a source of pride for our elected officials.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
Boo Corrigan is torn. His parents Gene and Lena were born and raised in Baltimore, and the younger Corrigan started a sports marketing company in the city. But as the athletic director for the United States Military Academy, Corrigan is understandably wary about the Army-Navy football game returning to Charm City for 2014 and 2016. "I feel most for our cadets who have to get up that morning and take an eight-hour bus ride down," Corrigan said. "They're leaving in the military term of oh-dark-thirty to get down to Baltimore.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
IndyCar racing reminds me of the prettiest girl in school. She's the one who set the standard for "cool" and the one who everyone dreamed of dating. We want IndyCar in Charm City because we think it will put us in the cool group with the other popular cities ("Race to remove Grand Prix barriers," Sept. 3). In an attempt to win the prettiest girl's affection, I can remember carrying extra books, wearing ridiculous things like parachute pants and admitting to watching "Melrose Place," much like I put up with closed roads, barriers keeping me in my neighborhood, incredibly loud noises and extra traffic in the heart of downtown on a long weekend, all with the intention of grabbing her attention and hoping that maybe she'll love me back.
FEATURES
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2013
Baltimore planners want to invite development around mass-transit stations where individuals and families can live, shop and commute without having to get behind the wheel of a car - part of a proposal to modernize the city. In the 350-page, comprehensive zoning overhaul - a once-in-a-generation undertaking that officials are calling TransForm Baltimore - they describe plans to remake old industrial buildings into artisan workshops and lofts, preserve the character of the city's neighborhoods and protect the port as an economic engine for the region.
SPORTS
The Washington Post | August 4, 2013
Having not played John Isner in two years, it took Juan Martin del Potro a while to adjust to the hair-raising speed and peculiar trajectory of the 6-foot-10 American's serve. But once del Potro figured it out, abandoning his initial strategy of fielding the blasts from the baseline and retreating to nearly the spectator seats at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, the Argentine steamrolled to his third Citi Open championship, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. Washington's hard-court classic was del Potro's first tournament since a gutting five-set semifinal defeat at Wimbledon last month.
NEWS
By Boston Globe | September 23, 1992
Schools in the nation's largest cities compare favorably to rural and suburban schools in key kinds of academic achievement, according to the first ever detailed assessment of urban school districts.In particular, city school systems fare well in such important academic areas as placement in advanced-level courses, scores on reading and mathematics tests and availability of all-day kindergarten, according to the study, conducted by the Council of the Great City Schools, an organization in Washington that represents the 44 largest school districts in the country.
NEWS
April 26, 2011
April, 23, 1971: as City Council president, announcing his mayoral candidacy "I know about the city's problems, but I also know what the real possibilities are. There are not any easy solutions. Real solutions depend on the kind of hard work, imaginative planning and decisive action that has characterized Baltimore's recent moves forward. … I don't promise what cannot be delivered. But I can and do promise the people of Baltimore that as mayor I will use all my knowledge and experience to bring Baltimore close to that ideal city which every citizen wants for himself and for future generations.
NEWS
July 4, 2013
I am a longtime active resident of Fell's Point. I have been at meetings revolving around the development of the Allied Chemical Super Fund site, also known as Harbor Point, for around 17 years. It would almost be laughable if it weren't so maddening to listen to what was once supposed to be an 11-acre contiguous park reduced to six 1-acre pocket parks. What do the experts say make great cities? The top answer is green space. I would be wasting everyone's time if I were to decry the insanity of giving away the waterfront in Baltimore to the super rich so they may get richer, because I know this project will without a doubt go through.
NEWS
May 2, 2013
Fred Lazarus has made many great contributions to Baltimore, but perhaps one of his lesser known and appreciated ones is raising the bar for high quality architectural design, as represented by the Brown Center and the Gateway student dorm building on the Maryland Institute College of Art campus ("MICA's Fred Lazarus to retire in 2014 after guiding art school for 35 years," April 30). Those buildings serve as inspirations for the rest of Baltimore. Excellent design is a vital element for raising the spirits of residents, workers and visitors alike.
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