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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2011
A blockage in a 12-inch sewer main caused 1.16 million gallons of sewage to overflow into a tributary of Herring Run, according to a statement Wednesday by the Baltimore County Department of Public Works. The sewer line is in the Anneslie-Idlewylde area near the border of Baltimore and Baltimore County, DPW said. The overflow occurred Oct. 12 but was not discovered until Tuesday after an odor complaint was investigated, according to the statement. The line was cleared around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
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Tim Wheeler | August 21, 2014
City officials said Thursday they are investigating a fish kill in a Northeast Baltimore creek that flows through Herring Run Park , where users of the park and streamside trail expressed dismay. "This is ridiculous," said Donald Cooper, who stopped while riding his bike to peer at the dead fish littering the stream bottom beneath the Harford Road overpass. Cooper, 52, who lives nearby, said a couple days before, he'd brought his nephew to the park to see the fish, which he said then were "swimming all over the place...Now they're all dead.
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By Alex Gordon and Alex Gordon,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 28, 1996
City crews continued to work yesterday to stem the flow of raw sewage into stretches of Herring Run and Chinquapin Run in Northeast Baltimore.Last week's heavy storms sheared off portions of two concrete sewer pipes, allowing raw sewage to run into the waterways instead of routing it to a wastewater treatment plant, said Quentin Banks, spokesman for the Maryland Department of Environment.The city Department of Public Works started repairs June 20 on a section of Herring Run under Cold Spring Lane, adjacent to Morgan State University.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2013
An environmental advocacy group filed legal action against the city of Baltimore Wednesday, alleging that the city has not complied with a 2002 agreement to lessen sewage outflows that pollute area waterways. The group Blue Water Baltimore filed a motion in federal court to join an existing federal enforcement action that required the city to take a number of steps to address alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. In the motion, the group claims federal authorities "failed to adequately enforce" the water cleanup agreement, called a consent decree, they and the city reached in 2002.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff Richard Irwin, William B. Talbott and Bruce Reid contributed to this story | October 10, 1990
Police have identified the two women shot at Herring Run Park yesterday, but they have no motive or suspects in the case. One victim died and the another was wounded.The dead woman was identified today as Florentine Sherry Scott, 20, of the 1000 block of Argyle Ave. in the George B. Murphy Homes in West Baltimore. She was shot once in the head.The other victim, Lynette Ruffin, who police said lived at the same address, was in serious condition today at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ruffin, 29, was shot once in the right side of the neck.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2011
Baltimore public works crews stopped an overflow from a clogged sewer line Wednesday morning that poured hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into Herring Run in Northeast Baltimore. The problem stemmed from what was originally described as a room-sized carpet that was apparently stuffed down a manhole Monday night, resulting in a blockage in the sewer line and causing sewage to spill into Herring Run near Harford Road at Argonne Drive, city officials said. The item turned out to be a roll of heavy fabric, public works spokesman Kurt Kocher said Wednesday.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2003
Workers hired by the city halted one of the worst sewage spills in Baltimore history yesterday morning when they completed a temporary 2-mile bypass of two blocked sewer pipes in Herring Run. The spill, discovered Monday by a passer-by, dumped an estimated 30 million gallons of sewage into the stream, said Kurt Kocher, spokesman for the Department of Public Works. "Considering the magnitude of the blockages, I'm happy that we stopped it this quickly," Kocher said yesterday. "We're talking about very difficult material to move - large boulders that had to be lifted by three people."
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,tim.wheeler@baltsun.com | January 2, 2010
Five Baltimore watershed groups have agreed to merge this year, hoping to boost their efforts to clean up the harbor and the city's degraded streams by pooling their staffs, fundraising and volunteers. The groups combining are the Baltimore Harbor, Gwynns Falls, Herring Run and Jones Falls watershed associations, as well as the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper. "There will be a stronger water or watershed voice, a united watershed voice, in Baltimore," said Eliza Smith Steinmeier, the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper.
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August 8, 2004
WHEN THE CITY fathers decided to cut a lake into a 60-acre swath of North Baltimore farmland, men and horses did the work. They took four years to do it and dammed a stream to fill it. They called it Lake Montebello, and the year was 1881. To dredge the lake today and repave the roadway around it will take almost as long as the original excavation, which began in 1878. A necessity for BaltimoreM-Fs water filtration system, the project will disrupt the daily routines of the lakeM-Fs recreational strollers, joggers, bicyclists, power walkers, skateboarders and inline skaters.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2013
An environmental advocacy group filed legal action against the city of Baltimore Wednesday, alleging that the city has not complied with a 2002 agreement to lessen sewage outflows that pollute area waterways. The group Blue Water Baltimore filed a motion in federal court to join an existing federal enforcement action that required the city to take a number of steps to address alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. In the motion, the group claims federal authorities "failed to adequately enforce" the water cleanup agreement, called a consent decree, they and the city reached in 2002.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2012
Peter Marvit never missed rehearsal with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, and this week he showed up wearing one of his trademark ties - short, fat, and brightly colored. After the three-hour practice concluded with "Carol of the Angels," director Tom Hall told everyone "to drive safe and be well. " But as Marvit returned to his Northeast Baltimore home, the 51-year-old scientist and father was gunned down just steps from his front door overlooking Herring Run Park - a seemingly random attack that police said Tuesday may have been a robbery.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2011
A blockage in a 12-inch sewer main caused 1.16 million gallons of sewage to overflow into a tributary of Herring Run, according to a statement Wednesday by the Baltimore County Department of Public Works. The sewer line is in the Anneslie-Idlewylde area near the border of Baltimore and Baltimore County, DPW said. The overflow occurred Oct. 12 but was not discovered until Tuesday after an odor complaint was investigated, according to the statement. The line was cleared around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
NEWS
June 12, 2011
Foraging for culinary delights in Herring Run Park is a testimony that some things can be savored but they cannot be bought ("The thrill of the hunt," June 8). Moreover, it reflects the passion, hard work and commitment of the surrounding communities and park users, and especially their values. Abutting the Herring Run lie a necklace of valley stream parks that go largely unnoticed. Yet within the boundary of this extensive park system lie cool forests, beckoning meadows, winding trails and, yes, food for thought and sustenance.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2011
Baltimore public works crews stopped an overflow from a clogged sewer line Wednesday morning that poured hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into Herring Run in Northeast Baltimore. The problem stemmed from what was originally described as a room-sized carpet that was apparently stuffed down a manhole Monday night, resulting in a blockage in the sewer line and causing sewage to spill into Herring Run near Harford Road at Argonne Drive, city officials said. The item turned out to be a roll of heavy fabric, public works spokesman Kurt Kocher said Wednesday.
NEWS
March 5, 2011
Patrick Sapack of Baltimore County writes: About 15 years ago, I was taking a walk on the Gunpowder River off Route 7 (Philadelphia Road) about a mile towards the east. I saw a family catching herring. Can you please inform me as to when these fish run and what type of bait to use. Also, what type of regulations are herring bound by in Maryland? There is very little information in the Maryland fishing guides and the regulations involving dip nets is very confusing. Marty Gary , a Department of Natural Resources biologist, replies: There are two species of herring that spawn in Maryland's tidal tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. They are alewife herring and blue back herring.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2010
A broken sewer line has caused a sewage overflow in Herring Run Stream in Northeast Baltimore Wednesday, according to Department of Public Works officials. Crews said the sewer line break occurred Tuesday morning, near Belair Road and Parkside Drive in the Belair-Edison neighborhood. The leak was reported by a resident. DPW officials are reporting the leak rate at 5 to 8 gallons per minute and the total overflow is approaching 10,000 gallons total. Officials urge residents to avoid contact with city-wide streams.
SPORTS
By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Sun Staff Writer | March 15, 1994
She was there at the beginning 18 years ago.From the race's humble start at Herring Run Park.Through the years when Equitable Bank was the sponsor and the race became one of the best-known women's-only events in the country.Through the years when Bob Feldman and the Baltimore Road Runners Club held the race as the Baltimore Ladies Classic.And in the ensuing three years when it has been known as the Lady Avia Classic.And, if chronic fatigue syndrome and asthma don't get the better of her, Marge Rosasco will be there for the 19th running of the 8K on March 27.Says the BRRC's Jeff Sanborn: "I think she's run in every single one."
SPORTS
By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Sun Staff Writer | February 15, 1994
Two of the things that Jeff Sanborn most wanted to do when he took over the presidency of the Baltimore Road Runners Club a little more than a year ago were to bring in new ideas and new people.In respect to Ed Harte, his mission is half-accomplished. Harte, track and cross country coach at North County High in Anne Arundel County, is a member of the old guard with fresh ideas.And two of the things that Harte most wants to do are to bring more track and cross country into the club's agenda.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,tim.wheeler@baltsun.com | January 2, 2010
Five Baltimore watershed groups have agreed to merge this year, hoping to boost their efforts to clean up the harbor and the city's degraded streams by pooling their staffs, fundraising and volunteers. The groups combining are the Baltimore Harbor, Gwynns Falls, Herring Run and Jones Falls watershed associations, as well as the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper. "There will be a stronger water or watershed voice, a united watershed voice, in Baltimore," said Eliza Smith Steinmeier, the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper.
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