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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.