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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2012
The locust trees are in bloom today. That's the black locust,  Robinia pseudoacacia , one of the last trees to bloom. In eastern Kentucky, where the tree is plentiful, those delicate white blossoms perfume the countryside, and it is by their appearance that I know that spring has well and truly arrived.  Duty has be editing copy for the forthcoming  Sun Magazine issue commemorating the paper's 175th anniversary (I got to edit...
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Just inside the doors of In Like Flynn Tavern, a bright blue wall welcomes visitors with the W.B. Yeats quote, "There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. " The poet's famous words are favorites among fans of Irish pubs all over the world. At In Like Flynn, the sentiment comes to life. The pub, which opened last summer in the Locust Point space formerly occupied by the much-loved J. Patrick's Pub, is one friendly, comfortable spot. Even better, the food is interesting and surprisingly upscale.
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NEWS
April 23, 2005
Two-thirds of the North Locust Point grain conveyor (to the left of the four domed tanks above) was demolished by explosives (at right)yesterday at a waterfront site owned by the Maryland Port Administration. The end of the conveyer collapsed in 2001, ending its use for moving soybeans and grain. Considered too dangerous to dismantle directly, the conveyer was taken down by 150 pounds of explosives in 350 individual charges, lowering it to a safe height for removal by cranes, according to the port authority.
FEATURES
By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Matt Nickasch's home is anything but typical - he lives in the tower of a repurposed grain silo in Locust Point. His condo on the 18th floor is marked as a "bin" instead of a unit, a nod to industrial days long gone. "I've always been a fan of historic reuse," said the 27-year old technical consultant for the federal government. "From the historical artifacts of the 1920s structure to all of the modern conveniences and amenities, I feel that it provides the best of all worlds - old and new. " There was, indeed, a former life for Silo Point as a grain terminal for the B&O Railroad - once considered the fastest grain elevator in the world.
NEWS
February 7, 2002
Westminster will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m. today to review designs for the Locust Lane shopping area on Main Street. The plans to update the pedestrian mall have been altered to include a new parking deck on the Longwell Avenue parking lot since they were last reviewed in public meetings. The Common Council is scheduled to vote on a design for Locust Lane and the Longwell parking deck at its meeting Feb. 25. Locust Lane was created in the 1970s as a shopping area and pedestrian walkway from the Longwell Avenue parking lots to East Main Street.
NEWS
July 22, 1996
Operators of a Riviera Beach assisted-living facility are to ask the county administrative hearing officer Thursday for permission to expand the center to house five more occupants.Locust Lodge wants to use a vacant one-story building behind the main building to increase its capacity from 15 elderly residents to 20.The center also has asked for a waiver for the main building, which is less than 50 feet from the property line, a violation of zoning law.Neighbors fear that the proposed expansion could create traffic and safety problems.
BUSINESS
May 13, 1998
The state of Maryland will break ground this summer on a 100,000-square-foot warehouse at South Locust Point Marine Terminal, Gov. Parris N. Glendening said yesterday.The $8 million warehouse will be used as storage for Wilhelmsen Lines USA Inc., a construction and industrial equipment shipping company, Glendening told the Baltimore Propeller Club."We want to make sure we continue to build up the port so it can remain competitive," Glendening said.The warehouse, which should be completed next year, will be built and owned by the state and leased to Wilhelmsen.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin | July 18, 2007
A Locust Point man drowned yesterday afternoon while swimming in the Patapsco River off Hull Street, police said. Police identified the man as Steven Maylor, 42, of the 1200 block of Hull St. About 3 p.m., police received a 911 call reporting that a man was swimming in 35 feet of water off a pier at the end of Hull Street and failed to surface, police said. A city Fire Department communications officer said two city fireboats, a dive-rescue team, firefighters and medics responded. A short time later, divers pulled Maylor from the river.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | September 15, 1991
A Riviera Beach group home for frail seniors has lost its operating license after years of allegations of neglect, improper care and hazardous conditions.State inspectors who made a surprise visit to Locust Lodge, a private group home on Meadow Drive, recommended revoking its license after finding a series of violations that threatened the safety and health of the five residents, said Gary Tavin, a spokesman for the Maryland Office on Aging.Locust Lodge and its operator, Elizabeth Frisino, had been cited numerous times in the past for failing to provide proper supervision,well-balanced meals, adequate lighting and warm rooms in the winter,Tavin said.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1998
About three dozen residents of Locust House gathered yesterday to vent their frustrations about criticisms of their home, then decided to compose an open letter to the community to counter the negative publicity.The many tenants who spoke disagreed about reports for the past three years about intermittent foul odors at the building, a subsidized housing complex for 99 elderly and disabled persons on Locust Street in Westminster.Some dismissed the complaints as the work of a troublemaker. Others -- especially those on the first and second floors -- said they had smelled things ranging from sewer gas to cabbage, to gasoline and turpentine.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
We love a good anniversary. Baltimore is about to host a huge, weeklong celebration for the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner. " Unless they're traveling by frigate, everybody and his brother is going to be passing through Locust Point on the way to Fort McHenry. Also celebrating - Locust Point's own Wine Market Bistro, which is marking its 10th anniversary this month with various promotions and by feting diners with complimentary hors d'ouevres and wine tastings. The restaurant has earned the celebration.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Work has been completed on a multipurpose synthetic turf field in Locust Point that Under Armour is donating to the city. The Baltimore-based sports apparel company, which has headquarters in Locust Point, on Tuesday unveiled Banner Field at Latrobe Park, a donation through Under Armour's WIN Baltimore Initiative to give youth greater access to sports. Under Armour did not disclose the donation amount. Construction of the 89,000-square-foot field started in April and includes a scoreboard, surrounding walk/run path, lighting, tiered seating and parking.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
A man was severely injured in a fire in South Baltimore Saturday night, according to city fire officials. Firefighters responded around 8:50 p.m. to a blaze in the 1300 block of East Clement Street in the Locust Point neighborhood, spokesman Ian Brennan said. A man approximately 50 years old was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries; officials did not release his identity. The cause of the single-alarm working fire, which was brought under control less than 45 minutes after firefighters responded, is under investigation.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
In Like Flynn Tavern, the Irish bar that replaced J. Patrick's Pub in Locust Point, opened on June 7. The neighborhood has already been “super supportive” of the new restaurant, according to general manager Cora Flynn. Some patrons came in three or four times the first week of operation, she said. More than a year and a half in the making, In Like Flynn's route to open was not usual. In early January 2013, Steve O'Donnell, a rookie to the restaurant business, purchased the Andre Street location (and its liquor license)
BUSINESS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
When app developer Mindgrub Technologies outgrew its space for the umpteenth time, CEO Todd Marks did what any good tech entrepreneur would do - he turned to Google. An analysis of his employees' commutes using Google Maps and Google Earth led Marks to Locust Point, and the former Phillips Seafood headquarters. Mindgrub set up shop there three weeks ago and is set to get an official welcome from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and a group of city small business leaders Wednesday. "We're really growing fast and we need to attract a lot of talent," Marks said, adding that many of the young professionals Mindgrub is seeking to recruit already live in the city and want to stay there.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | March 13, 2014
The city's design panel gave a qualified go-ahead to a new $80 million mixed use project in Locust Point Thursday, marking another step in the evolution of the once dominantly industrial neighborhood. The roughly 10-story 900 E. Fort Avenue redevelopment, the product of a partnership that includes Bozzuto Development Company, sits on a large parcel at the entrance to Locust Point, where General Electric operated a service center for more than 40 years. Located on a key Locust Point corner, the project enters a neighborhood transformed over the last decade with the renovation of structures at Tide and Silo points, the addition of McHenry Row, and dozens of new townhomes.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 5, 1997
Responding to residents' complaints of an intermittent foul odor, the state Department of the Environment will collect and test air samples at Locust House in Westminster.Many of the 100 senior and disabled residents of the federally subsidized housing complex have reported the odor in their apartments and in common areas of the seven-story building, county inspectors said.An independent air-quality consultant inspected the building two months ago, but reported no problems with the air circulating in the 17-year-old building.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | July 16, 1996
The complaint that caused the building manager the most concern was that his tenants were afraid to speak their minds.That was addressed yesterday as Robert Udoff, president of Humphrey Management Co., urged Locust House residents to air all of their complaints.Many of the 100 residents of the federally subsidized housing complex in Westminster have been afraid that criticism would lead to eviction."We own this building, but it is your home," Udoff said. "No one will ever be evicted for speaking your mind."
BUSINESS
By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2014
The Ravens might be set at quarterback, but Johnny Manziel is coming to Baltimore. Sort of. The 2012 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, who is entering the 2014 NFL Draft after two high-profile seasons with Texas A&M, is the subject of new signage at Under Armour's Locust Point campus. Signs in at least two locations at Under Armour's headquarters welcomed Manziel to "the team," though its not clear which team that is, exactly. Requests for comment from Under Armour were not immediately returned Monday evening.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
Three firefighters and two residents were injured in a 2-alarm fire in a row house in Locust Point Tuesday afternoon, the fire department said. All five were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. One of the firefighters was hurt in a fall through a floor that collapsed, and one of the civilians and another of the firefighters had burn injuries, department spokesman Ian Brennan said. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 1400 block of Cooksie St. around 2 p.m. and brought it under control in around 45 minutes, Brennan said.
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