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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2013
Significant road closures are planned along downtown Baltimore streets beginning at 9 p.m. Monday as the streets are converted into a 2-mile race course to accommodate the Grand Prix . The race, now in its third year, runs from Friday to Sunday, but road closures are necessary to set up and tear down the track, according to the city Department of Transportation By Thursday, all roadways along the race course will be closed to traffic....
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
A collision on Interstate 95 North at the MD 43 White Marsh Boulevard exit in Baltimore County has closed one of two northbound shoulders at 8:49 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT also reported that a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 95 South at I-895 in Baltimore City has closed one of two southbound shoulders at 8 a.m. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation reported at 7:09 a.m. that a signal light is out on Conway Street at Light Street and said that police are at the scene.
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2013
Banksy's Cafe has closed in Lake Falls Village. Owners Robb Banks and Will Brown will be focusing on their catering operations, which they had been running out of the same location. The cafe, which opened in 2009, served made-to-order sandwiches and salads, roasted coffee from Baltimore Coffee & Tea, and local sweets like Naron chocolates and Mouth Party caramels. The cafe also had a presence at the Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar, where it would sell prepared soups and macaroni and cheese.
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
A portion of Light Street near the Inner Harbor will close Friday night through the weekend as crews remove a pedestrian bridge over the street, the first of intermittent closures through the spring, officials said. The road will be closed between Conway and Pratt streets from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. Construction crews are replacing a bridge that connects Harborplace's Light Street Pavilion to the Hyatt Regency Baltimore hotel's parking garage. The bridge will be rebuilt in the spring, requiring additional overnight and weekend closures during the construction process, said Scott Weaver, chief of bridge engineering for the city transportation department.
by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
The Freshii on Light Street downtown has closed. The other Baltimore location, on St. Paul Street in Charles Village, will remain open, the company says. "Closing a restaurant is never something we want to do,'" said Freshii project manager Mia Jacobs in an emailed statement, "however it is the right move when it means we can refocus our efforts on other opportunities within the community, such as our Charles Village location. " Founded in 2005 in Toronto, Freshii provides a fast-food alternative with customer-created salads, wraps, soups and bowls.
The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
If you go The Ravens victory parade will kick off at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall. From City Hall, the parade will proceed south on Commerce Street, continue to Pratt and Howard streets, and end at M&T Bank Stadium. About 12:30 p.m., fans can attend a free celebration featuring the team and entertainment at M&T Bank Stadium. The event will be held rain or shine. Concessions, merchandise and restrooms will be available. Parking for the stadium celebration is free in lots F, G, H, and J and will open at 9 a.m. No tailgating will be permitted.
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2012
Season's greetings, hon! Hard to believe 2012 is almost over. You know us - busy, busy! If we weren't opening a Ripley's "Odditorium," we were putting historic landmarks up for sale. When we weren't helping John Waters hitchhike across the country, we were hoarding Twinkies. We enjoyed watching the mids' "Gangnam Style" more than we'll admit, and we held our breath as Nik Wallenda tightroped the Inner Harbor. What. A. Year. We wanted to take a moment to catch you up on what we've been up to. The Ravens were in the Super Bowl!
December 22, 2012
January 1. A dropped pass and a missed field goal keep Joe Flacco and the Ravens out of the Super Bowl. February 2. Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson becomes Mr. Super PAC by pumping millions into Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign. 3. Riots in Athens kick off a year of public unrest over the European debt crisis . March 4. Federal regulators approve Chicago-based Exelon's takeover of Constellation Energy , leaving Baltimore without a Fortune 500 headquarters.
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2012
After mounting menorahs atop minivans and gathering in Park Heights, members of Baltimore's Jewish community paraded in a caravan south to the Inner Harbor, where they ate latkes and jelly doughnuts, danced and listened to traditional music before lighting the city's 30-foot-tall menorah in McKeldin Park. Under a misty rain Sunday evening, another Hanukkah season was marked downtown, with celebrants of the festival of lights proudly announcing their faith on Light Street. "Hanukkah has a special message, not only for people of the Jewish community but also for the larger community," said Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, director of Chabad Lubavitch in Maryland, which helped organize the event.
By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2012
A Virginia firm is planning to convert 10 Light Street, Baltimore's iconic red-brick office tower topped with green and gold, into apartments. “The 520,000 square foot, 34 story structure will be converted to 445 for-lease residences,” according to a statement on the website of Metropolitan Partnership Ltd., the Reston, Va., development firm that purchased the building in November for $6 million. Ten Light was completed in 1929 and last sold in 2002, for $5.3 million to the Nellis Corp.
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