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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | March 5, 1997
Over the past 10 years, a group of young architects known as the "New Urbanists" has gained international attention by designing suburban communities based on old-fashioned principles.But can their traditional town planning concepts also be used to help energize older urban areas in a city such as Baltimore?That's the challenge posed by the Harford Road Partnership, a nonprofit group that has hired one of the acclaimed leaders of New Urbanism to recommend ways to revitalize a one-mile stretch of Harford Road, from Parkside Drive to Echodale Avenue.
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By NICOLE FULLER and NICOLE FULLER,SUN REPORTER | November 9, 2005
Just feet from the porch of Sue Holmes' two-story craftsman-style house sits the future of one of Baltimore's solidly middle-class neighborhoods: A small tract of land at Harford Road and Montebello Terrace, home to a now-shuttered gas station and convenience store. Long an eyesore to many Lauraville residents - overrun with a dilapidated forklift, abandoned boat and piles of carpet - the site is now on the brink of transformation. "If the city didn't come, it would still be a junkyard," Holmes said.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2001
As Tiffany Thomas slept in her rowhouse in the 3000 block of Harford Road yesterday, a city tow truck driver swept by and loaded up her sleek green 2000 Mitsubishi Montero, the first haul of the city's widening net of parking enforcement. By 8 a.m., 20 minutes after the tow truck left, Thomas was standing on her porch, wondering where her sport utility vehicle had gone. She had started to report to police that it had been stolen when her grandmother told her that the city had towed it. "I almost had a heart attack," she said.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1997
Architects hired by the Harford Road community group have sketched a colorful new vision of the gray urban corridor that would make the most of a planned new Safeway and save the old Bond Lumber Co. building slated for demolition.The aim of the design, said Mike Watkins of Duany Plater-Zyberk, was to give a "sense of identity" to the milelong stretch of Harford Road centered on the Cold Spring Lane intersection, stretching from Parkside Drive to Echodale Avenue.In a meeting Tuesday night on the Morgan State University campus that concluded a weeklong dialogue, Watkins showed residents drawings of an elaborate watchtower entrance announcing the neighborhood of Lauraville.
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By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,SUN STAFF | April 14, 2001
The execution-style slaying of a Baltimore police officer happened close enough to the storefront windowfor a stray bullet to shatter it. For a month, Craig Van Cutsem has kept the shell casing below the cracked glass, awaiting an insurance agent's appraisal. To Van Cutsem, owner of Weaco Inc., an ornamental ironwork factory that has been in business at Harford Road and Darley Avenue in Northeast Baltimore since 1952, the shooting was a too-familiar reminder that the neighborhood is half a century and a world apart from the one where it began.
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By SUN STAFF REPORT | October 13, 1996
A 24-year-old Baltimore man was shot dead and a 23-year-old man was seriously injured Friday night after gunfire from an unidentified third person erupted at the 19th Hole, a bar and package goods store on Harford Road, police said.Dwayne Reed of the 5800 block of Glenkirk Court was pronounced dead at the bar in the 2700 block of Harford Road, according to police.Police would not release the name of the 23-year-old victim because his next of kin had not been notified, but said he was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2013
Someone's been making off with the big industrial batteries that provide backup power at traffic signals in Baltimore, and now the thefts are being investigated by the city inspector general's office, which looks into allegations of waste, fraud and abuse in municipal government. A representative of the battery's manufacturer said the thieves most likely would have tried to sell the 54-pound batteries as scrap for their lead content. Russell Conelley, an agent in the IG's office, confirmed in an interview with The Baltimore Sun that it is investigating battery thefts reported to have occurred along Harford Road in Northeast Baltimore and Wilkens Avenue in Southwest Baltimore.
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By David Anderson and David Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2003
The State Highway Administration has begun work on projects designed to improve pedestrian safety along Harford Road in the Parkville-Carney area. The improvements, which crews started last week, are between the Baltimore City line and Joppa Road. They include new crosswalks and other traffic-calming measures, stop lines to show motorists approaching Harford Road on side streets where to stop, 4-foot-wide bicycle lanes and a new traffic light. Installation of the traffic light, at Harford and Emerald roads, will begin Dec. 1 and should be completed by early next year, said Lora Rakowski, a State Highway Administration spokeswoman.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | September 3, 1993
A 1,000-pound bull escaped from a Northeast Baltimore slaughterhouse yesterday and ran wild for seven blocks before two police officers fired 10 gunshots and killed it, police said.The bull broke free about 11:50 a.m. from a pen at the Charles J. Schmidt & Co. Inc. meatpacking plant in the 2100 block of Harford Road and ran north, police said.Along the way, the animal frightened numerous motorists who were shocked to see a bull running in traffic, but no accidents were reported, police said.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff | December 20, 1990
City police today continued their search for Kenneth Lambert, 25, of the 2000 block of Kennedy Ave., in the fatal shooting and attempted robbery Tuesday of a 23-year-old barber outside a carryout in the 2600 block of Harford Road.Police said a warrant charging Lambert with first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery was issued yesterday after witnesses gave police information.The victim, Derek Session, who worked in his father's barber shop on Kirk Avenue and lived in the 1500 block of Gorsuch Ave., was standing outside the Star Carryout in the 2600 block of Harford Road shortly before 11 p.m. when he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who demanded Session's jewelry.
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