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Jacques Kelly | February 18, 2011
I've been delighted at the groundswell of sentiment to save the old Read's building at the corner of Howard and Lexington. It turns out its lunch counter made civil rights history when the owners of the store broke down the restaurant color barrier after Morgan State students staged a protest. I am not sure what's going to happen to adjoining Lexington Street businesses, which served Baltimore, black and white, as inexpensive shopping destinations. No matter what your pocketbook and budget, if you were shopping in downtown Baltimore in the 1950s, you ended up at this street.
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HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | December 11, 2012
A Baltimore retailer has been ordered by city health officials to stop selling a children's ring, necklace and earrings because the items contain dangerous levels of lead. The Baltimore City Health Department said Tuesday it has issued a nuisance order to Choice Corner on West Lexington St. telling the owners to remove the  jewelry from its shelves because of lead levels above 100 parts per million.  The levels are 900 to 2,400 times what is legally allowed. The products pose a danger to children's health because the lead levels can cause cognitive impairment and neurological problems.
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NEWS
May 7, 2008
On May 4, 2008 MR. McBRIDE Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Avenue, on Thursday, 10A.M.-3P.M. The family will receive friends at Allen A.M.E. Church, 1130 W. Lexington Street on Thursday at 6P.M. Funeral at 6:30P.M.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2012
A light-rail train and a vehicle collided at the intersection of Howard and Lexington streets in Baltimore on Tuesday, a Maryland Transit Administration spokesman said. A car turned into the path of a train around 3:56 p.m., said MTA spokesman Terry Owens. He said one light rail rider claimed injury but refused treatment when medics arrived. The driver of the vehicle was not injured, he said. Service was delayed for about a half-hour until the medic arrived, Owens said. The driver of the vehicle is believed to be at fault, he said, but added that the crash was still under investigation.
NEWS
January 26, 2005
On January 20, 2005, JEREMIAH. Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Avenue, on Thursday, 3 to 8 P.M. The family will receive friends at Allen A.M.E. Church, 1130 W. Lexington Street, on Friday at 10:30 A.M. Funeral to follow at 11 A.M.
NEWS
June 28, 2009
On June 17, 2009 CLARADINE M. ROBERTSON. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Monday after 1 p.m. The family will receive friends on Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at United Glorious Church of Christ Apostolic, 1215 W. Lexington Street. Funeral Services to follow at 11:00 a.m.
NEWS
August 8, 2007
On August 4, 2007; ETHEL M. BROOKS. On Thursday friends may call VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Rd., from 4-8 p.m. On Friday, Mrs. Brooks will lie in-state at St. James United Methodist Church, 1901 W. Lexington Street, where the family will receive friends 10-10:30 a.m. with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-655-0015.
NEWS
June 16, 2009
On June 13, 2009, THYRKIELD D. BARNES. On Wednesday, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 4101 Edmondson Avenue from 4 to 8 P.M. On Thursday, Mrs. Barnes will lie in state at Allen AME Church, 1130 W. Lexington Street, where the family will receive friends from 11 to 11:30 A.M with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 233-2400.
NEWS
November 8, 2004
On November 1, 2004, FLORA MAE CAGER; beloved wife of William W. Cager, Sr. On Monday, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICE, 5151 Baltimore National Pike from 3 to 8 P.M. On Tuesday, Mrs. Cager will lie instate at St. James UM Church, 1901 W. Lexington Street, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 233-2400.
NEWS
April 3, 2006
On April 1, 2006, FRANK C. WALTERS; beloved husband of Ruby Walters (nee Whaley); devoted father of Frank D. Walters; dear grandfather of Jeremy and Rachael Walters. A private cremation was held. Memorials in his name to the Ronald Mc Donald House Charities of Baltimore, Inc., 635 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 will be appreciated. Arrangements by the family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2011
Mercina Daskalakis, who co-owned and operated a wireless communications business and became a donor to religious, educational and health charities, died of cancer Feb. 27 at Gilchrist Hospice. She was 69 and lived in Baldwin. Born Mercina Vendelis in Baltimore, she was known as Cina and lived on Lehigh Street in Highlandtown as a child. Her parents owned the Busy Bee Restaurant in Northeast Baltimore and later the Bee Hive on Lexington Street in downtown Baltimore. She was a manager at the restaurant, which was patronized by City Hall, courthouse and postal employees.
NEWS
Jacques Kelly | February 18, 2011
I've been delighted at the groundswell of sentiment to save the old Read's building at the corner of Howard and Lexington. It turns out its lunch counter made civil rights history when the owners of the store broke down the restaurant color barrier after Morgan State students staged a protest. I am not sure what's going to happen to adjoining Lexington Street businesses, which served Baltimore, black and white, as inexpensive shopping destinations. No matter what your pocketbook and budget, if you were shopping in downtown Baltimore in the 1950s, you ended up at this street.
NEWS
June 28, 2009
On June 17, 2009 CLARADINE M. ROBERTSON. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Monday after 1 p.m. The family will receive friends on Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at United Glorious Church of Christ Apostolic, 1215 W. Lexington Street. Funeral Services to follow at 11:00 a.m.
NEWS
June 16, 2009
On June 13, 2009, THYRKIELD D. BARNES. On Wednesday, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 4101 Edmondson Avenue from 4 to 8 P.M. On Thursday, Mrs. Barnes will lie in state at Allen AME Church, 1130 W. Lexington Street, where the family will receive friends from 11 to 11:30 A.M with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 233-2400.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | January 10, 2009
I wince every time I hear another forecast for downtown Baltimore's Lexington Street. The block between Park Avenue and Howard Street, where so many Baltimoreans once shopped, is to be reconstructed as apartments and some shops, maybe a hotel, too. I'm making a preservation pitch for the overlooked 1934 gem, the Read's drugstore at the corner of Howard and Lexington. I don't think of Baltimore as having many truly modern buildings in the sense of streamlined art deco-moderne structures.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | December 12, 2008
Developers of a $150 million project to revitalize a crucial piece of Baltimore's west side met opposition yesterday from city preservationists, who say the developers need to save more of the old retail district. A plan presented yesterday to a city design panel showed a 28-story, T-shaped apartment tower, a 120-room boutique hotel with a restaurant and small- and medium-size stores in an area bounded by Lexington, Howard and Fayette streets and Park Avenue. The developer, Lexington Square Partners, told the Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel it plans to preserve at least two buildings it considers significant.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | December 27, 2003
Baltimore's economic development agency says it welcomes redevelopment ideas from current business and property owners on and near a blighted stretch of West Lexington Street. "This is really a big deal," said John C. Murphy, a lawyer who represents several merchants on downtown's west side. Those merchants had worried that the city would accept proposals only from big developers, he said, which would have increased the likelihood that existing shopkeepers would be evicted. Murphy received a copy yesterday of a Dec. 19 letter signed by M.J. "Jay" Brodie, president of Baltimore Development Corp.
NEWS
May 17, 1992
The Schmoke administration is moving ahead with plans to acquire the old Hecht Co. store on Howard Street and an adjacent building, both to serve as the new Baltimore police headquarters.The city Planning Commission on Thursday approved an amendment to the urban renewal plan for the Howard Street corridor that clears the way for the city to take by condemnation the vacant retail store and a smaller, three-story building at 315-319 Lexington St. if negotiations to purchase the buildings fall through, according to city officials.
NEWS
May 7, 2008
On May 4, 2008 MR. McBRIDE Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Avenue, on Thursday, 10A.M.-3P.M. The family will receive friends at Allen A.M.E. Church, 1130 W. Lexington Street on Thursday at 6P.M. Funeral at 6:30P.M.
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