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By Edward Gunts | ed.gunts@baltsun.com | December 11, 2009
A $65 million retail and housing development proposed to replace the Anderson Automotive dealership at Howard and 25th streets in Baltimore would benefit the surrounding area more if its design were not so inward-oriented, neighboring property owners told city planners Thursday. During the first presentation of plans for the project to Baltimore's Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel, property owners from Remington and lower Charles Village said they would like the developers to consider saving a former church on 24th Street rather than razing it. City planning director Tom Stosur said he was excited about the project but urged the architects to do more to make the design as environmentally sensitive as possible.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
J. Paul Gahagan, a retired Social Security Administration disability analyst and an accomplished woodworker, died Sunday at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville of complications from an infection. He was 87. James Paul Gahagan - he never used his first name, family members said - was born in Baltimore and raised in East Baltimore. "He grew up on Aiken Street and had many childhood adventures, including walking over the beams of the Howard Street bridge," said a daughter, Kathy Briggs of Stoneleigh.
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July 31, 2008
The city's Department of Transportation has extended the closure of Howard Street between Lombard and Conway Streets until next Thursday. City workers are rebuilding the intersection near where Interstate 395 ends at the Camden Yards baseball stadium. Officials are encouraging motorists to use Sharp Street before the closure of Howard Street or take Lombard Street to southbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as an alternative to I-395.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
Amtrak trains were delayed for up to an hour Sunday evening after an old signal box along railroad tracks near the Howard Street bridge in North Baltimore caught fire, officials said. Firefighters put out the one-alarm fire, which was reported at 5:26 p.m., in roughly an hour, Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Ian Brennan said. Amtrak held train traffic from 5:28 p.m. until 6:10 p.m., and restricted trains to lower speeds until just before 7 p.m., to allow firefighters to safely respond, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
NEWS
April 21, 1995
The Maryland Historical Society's plans for a $10 million expansion are ruffling some feathers because of the impact on 1920s-era storefronts in the 600 block of North Howard Street. The society wants to raze them for a parking lot; preservationists want them retained.We half suspect this a bogus disagreement and that the focal point of the issue is not the Historical Society's plans but the future ambience of the city's one-time retail boulevard. If that is the case, the preservationists will have many difficult battles ahead.
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June 9, 2014
If Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to see if the streets are safe, she should "stroll" down Howard Street to the Inner Harbor between midnight and 4 a.m. by herself, not surrounded by city and state police and the media. These photo opportunities are about as silly as can be ( "Mayor strolls to show safe streets," June 5). The streets of this city are running red with blood, and we have to suffer this indignity. C.D. Wilmer, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
Amtrak trains were delayed for up to an hour Sunday evening after an old signal box along railroad tracks near the Howard Street bridge in North Baltimore caught fire, officials said. Firefighters put out the one-alarm fire, which was reported at 5:26 p.m., in roughly an hour, Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Ian Brennan said. Amtrak held train traffic from 5:28 p.m. until 6:10 p.m., and restricted trains to lower speeds until just before 7 p.m., to allow firefighters to safely respond, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
NEWS
November 16, 1994
Ever since Howard Street's 1970s decline to what today is essentially a ghost town of vacant retail properties, Baltimore's one-time department store hub has posed a seemingly insurmountable redevelopment challenge. Nothing has worked so far and the area is deader than ever.In a major change of direction, Baltimore City officials are signaling they are ready to abandon their long-time premise that predicated Howard Street's revival on retailing.Instead, the talk now centers on turning the corridor into an "Avenue of the Arts."
NEWS
October 8, 1993
After six years of trying to figure out how to best improve Baltimore City, the Schmoke administration has borrowed pages from William Donald Schaefer's experience and decided to try stepped-up downtown redevelopment. Lots of attention is being paid to the fringes of the Inner Harbor. But that is not City Hall's only focus. Howard Street, too, is getting renewed interest.From 1858 until the 1970s, Howard Street was Baltimore's most prestigious retail hub. All the major department stores were there.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | March 12, 1992
The vacant Hecht Co. store at Howard and Lexington streets will be the next headquarters for the Baltimore Police Department.In announcing the decision yesterday, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke said he was guided by the department's needs, cost factors and the city's economic development agenda."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
A listless west-side block of downtown Baltimore will undergo an energetic makeover if an idea generated by DIY-style theater troupes and local developer Winstead "Ted" Rouse comes to fruition. Their plan, submitted earlier this year when the Baltimore Development Corp. issued a request for proposals, envisions turning three abandoned buildings in the 400 block of N. Howard Street, between West Franklin and West Mulberry, into a hub of theater, dance and more. It could open as early as 2016.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
A robbery victim was shot at near downtown Baltimore after giving chase to his attacker, resulting in a car crash that stalled the light rail for more than an hour. The series of events began at around 6:30 p.m., when a man was robbed in the 300 block of Park Ave., according to Det. Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman. The victim got into a minivan and went after the two people who had robbed him, who were also in a sedan. The two vehicles collided in the 800 block of N. Howard St. along the light rail tracks, and one of the robbery suspects then opened fire at the victim.
NEWS
June 9, 2014
If Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to see if the streets are safe, she should "stroll" down Howard Street to the Inner Harbor between midnight and 4 a.m. by herself, not surrounded by city and state police and the media. These photo opportunities are about as silly as can be ( "Mayor strolls to show safe streets," June 5). The streets of this city are running red with blood, and we have to suffer this indignity. C.D. Wilmer, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
Remington, as neighborhoods go, is hot. The neighborhood is conveniently close to the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University . Charles Village is just to the east - Howard Street is the dividing line - and Hampden is just across the way. There have always been popular spots here, places like The Dizz and Ottobar , but now there are more. Part of a former garage on Howard Street has been converted into an avant-garde theater. The other part is now a butcher shop and restaurant from the owners of Woodberry Kitchen . There's another new restaurant worth knowing about - Sweet 27. OK, it's not exactly a new restaurant.
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Jacques Kelly | December 6, 2013
I was not prepared for the sheer candlepower of Harbor East when I went in search of some early Christmas spirit this week. Moving along Albemarle Street, where the holiday lights burned hot and bright, I made some mental comparisons with the old Howard Street and its department stores. Hands down, Harbor East outperformed the staid department stores. The place had a nighttime energy - and the circle at President Street reminded me of a kind of Times Square bustle. The traffic was maddening but there was no getting away from the reality that this part of downtown Baltimore is an authentic December destination.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2013
Thomas M. Bailey Sr., a retired Baltimore Fire Department captain and fire academy instructor who was a decorated World War II veteran, died of cancer Saturday at Brightview Avondell independent living in Bel Air. The former Cedarcroft resident was 96. Family members said Mr. Bailey was raised as an orphan at the old St. Mary's Industrial School in Southwest Baltimore after his father died in a railroad accident and his mother died a year later....
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By Gilbert Sandler | December 22, 1998
THE CITY is abuzz about recently announced plans to rebuild the west side of downtown, between Charles Center and the University of Maryland's downtown campus.Plans call for new office buildings, apartments, shops and entertainment complexes.Quite expectedly, the focal point of the new west side will be Howard and Lexington streets -- the heart of the old downtown shopping district. Over the years, when developers or city fathers have had a new idea about improving the quality of urban life in Baltimore, they have returned repeatedly to that area.
NEWS
September 17, 2013
Aberdeen Ryan William Burkey, 28, of the first block of Lewis Drive, was charged Friday with failing to drive right of center, negligent and reckless driving, driving even though his license was suspended, failing to control speed to avoid collision, failing to stop after an accident involving damage and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. Robert Winston Coffee Jr., 33, of the 200 block of Mayberry Drive, was charged Sunday with failing to appear in court for a case in which he was charged with driving even though his license was suspended.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
City officials are reminding residents that repairs planned for the Jones Falls Expressway - and nightly closures of lanes associated with that project - will begin Monday. Overnight for the next 10 months, work to replace aging rubber bridge joints and damaged concrete barriers will close lanes intermittently along large stretches of the highway, officials said. The $5 million project will cause delays, and officials urge drivers to use alternate routes or plan added travel time.
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