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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1995
OLDTOWN -- The Oldtown toll bridge, a privately owned Potomac River crossing here in the mountains that the state closed in August because of safety concerns, could reopen as soon as next month, says its owner, who is making plans to repair the 58-year-old span.The one-lane wooden bridge, which links Oldtown with Green Spring, W.Va., across the North Branch of the Potomac River, is Maryland's only privately owned toll bridge -- remembered by many who have dropped the toll into a tin cup.Ray Miller, a Silver Spring contractor and a son-in-law of owner Frances Walters, said a Baltimore-area engineering firm is completing plans to repair the 317-foot-long bridge.
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Dean Jones Jr., The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2011
A 28-year-old man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the leg Friday night in the city's Oldtown neighborhood, police said. Officers responded to the scene in the 400 block of N. East Street around 11 p.m. Friday to find the victim on the ground in front of a building, Baltimore Police spokesman Det. Kevin Brown said. The man was taken to an area hospital and was in stable condition, according to Brown. There are no suspects or motive at this time, he said.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | August 3, 1995
OLDTOWN -- State officials closed yesterday the Oldtown Toll Bridge, the only privately owned toll bridge in Maryland and one of few in the United States, because of safety concerns.The 58-year-old wooden span, which links Oldtown with Green Spring, W. Va., across the north branch of the Potomac River, was closed because of "serious structural deficiencies" resulting from age and constant pressure from the river's flow, said Joseph Walter, chief engineer for the Maryland Public Service Commission.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | August 27, 2009
The long-planned revitalization of the area surrounding Oldtown Mall in East Baltimore inched forward Wednesday, as city officials approved funds to help relocate merchants and make way for mixed-use development. The Board of Estimates, the city's spending panel, approved more than $256,000 in moving expenses for seven small shops or businesses, among them a hair salon, a car wash and a tailor's shop, that occupy buildings the city has acquired. The city has been buying up property around the mall south of Monument Street at Orleans and Ensor streets as part of a deal to turn over a 5-acre parcel to a development group led by Continental Realty Corp.
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By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | January 7, 2009
Stanley Zerden looked through a cold rain, staring at another shuttered shop at Baltimore's Oldtown Mall, one of the city's oldest commercial districts. The corrugated metal gates were pulled down and padlocked at the China Garden and Soul Food Carryout. He was talking about the owner, Tian Zin Wang: "His is a typical story of an immigrant who came here to start a business and did quite well." Only this story ends with this line from a newspaper story published two days ago: "was shot multiple times during a robbery, police said."
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By Shana Kesler and Shana Kesler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 28, 1999
OLDTOWN -- In one of Allegany County's most impoverished schools, the children are getting excited about travel plans -- and books.The two activities have been linked in a program at Oldtown School, where elementary pupils have been soliciting pledges for their reading to finance a field trip next spring."
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporter | April 16, 2008
City officials are trying again to revitalize the deteriorating Oldtown Mall in East Baltimore. Saying momentum is building for east-side redevelopment, the Baltimore Development Corp. has begun acquiring nonhistoric property in the mostly vacant pedestrian mall and is seeking a private developer to build a new housing and retail project that would complement plans for a nearby grocery store. Plans to reinvent the mall, which started to decline more than a decade ago, and bring in a grocery store have fallen through in the past.
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By LORRAINE MIRABELLA and LORRAINE MIRABELLA,SUN REPORTER | November 10, 2005
Jerry Schnitzer surveys the block where his family's business, Hillen Tire & Auto, operated for 88 years and sees only a gritty landscape where factories once hummed with life and many of his longtime customers have left. Sanket Patel, in that same commercial area around Fallsway and Gay Street known as Oldtown, looks past the abandoned or shuttered warehouses and homeless people wandering the streets. He envisions new residents moving into condominiums in an up-and-coming community with restaurants, shops and a hotel.
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June 10, 2004
ROBERT FREDERICK CARE, SR., 80, of Oldtown, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at his home. Born May 7, 1924, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Warren Milhouse Care and Louise (Jensen) Care. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Grace Care, September 25, 1999. A Veteran of World Warr II having served in the United States Navy, Mr. Care was retired from the Gulf Oil Company. He was a member of the Hamilton Post American Legion, Baltimore, and the Hamilton Post V.F.W. Mr. Care is survived by his son, Robert F. Care, Jr. and his wife Dianne, with whom he resided, Oldtown; his two daughters Georgiana Garvin and her husband, Darwin, Caldwell, OH; and Jacalyn A. Patterson and her husband, John, Colora, MD; his sister Louise Cerino, Dagsboro, DE; four grandchildren, Melissa Jenis, Elkton, MD; Heather Haines, Cumberland; Robert Care, III, Oldtown, and Elizabeth Care, Oldtown; and five great-grandchildren.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | July 29, 1994
OLDTOWN -- The morale of this small mountain town's volunteer firefighters -- not to mention the equipment they need to ply their skills -- has been quickly renewed since the town's fire hall burned to the ground two weeks ago.That the hall burned down was a freak, ironic accident.Ever since, the outpouring of help to renew the company has been heartening."We haven't missed a call," said Dennis Mallery, ambulance captain and treasurer of the Oldtown Fire Company, pointing to an engine on loan from nearby Flintstone.
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By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | January 7, 2009
Stanley Zerden looked through a cold rain, staring at another shuttered shop at Baltimore's Oldtown Mall, one of the city's oldest commercial districts. The corrugated metal gates were pulled down and padlocked at the China Garden and Soul Food Carryout. He was talking about the owner, Tian Zin Wang: "His is a typical story of an immigrant who came here to start a business and did quite well." Only this story ends with this line from a newspaper story published two days ago: "was shot multiple times during a robbery, police said."
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporter | April 16, 2008
City officials are trying again to revitalize the deteriorating Oldtown Mall in East Baltimore. Saying momentum is building for east-side redevelopment, the Baltimore Development Corp. has begun acquiring nonhistoric property in the mostly vacant pedestrian mall and is seeking a private developer to build a new housing and retail project that would complement plans for a nearby grocery store. Plans to reinvent the mall, which started to decline more than a decade ago, and bring in a grocery store have fallen through in the past.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Architecture Critic | April 30, 2007
So many historic structures have been threatened with demolition in Baltimore lately that it almost seems hard to believe when someone moves to save a building. Especially when that someone volunteers to do so, rather than having to be prodded. That's what an Odenton developer wants to do with the Furncraft building, an early 20th-century warehouse at 301 Fallsway that has been home to a furniture store for the past 65 years. If all goes according to plan, the 100-year-old building will be reborn by mid-2008 as a 63-room Sleep Inn, within easy walking distance of downtown and the Inner Harbor.
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By LORRAINE MIRABELLA and LORRAINE MIRABELLA,SUN REPORTER | November 10, 2005
Jerry Schnitzer surveys the block where his family's business, Hillen Tire & Auto, operated for 88 years and sees only a gritty landscape where factories once hummed with life and many of his longtime customers have left. Sanket Patel, in that same commercial area around Fallsway and Gay Street known as Oldtown, looks past the abandoned or shuttered warehouses and homeless people wandering the streets. He envisions new residents moving into condominiums in an up-and-coming community with restaurants, shops and a hotel.
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By Gerald P. Merrell and Gerald P. Merrell,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2005
Rows of steel pillars jut like Virginia pines, and blacktop is laid and packed tightly to the south. At the opposite end, a power saw roars as another precision cut is made that within minutes will be transformed into the skin for a family room wall. Slowly, but unimpeded, Maple Lawn, Maryland will soon convert farm pasture into an expansive luxury residential, commercial and entertainment complex in the image of old-town America. The development, which when completed will encompass more than 600 acres in Fulton in southeastern Howard County, is expected to welcome its first homeowners in the spring and its first restaurant - Bluestone - and office tenant in the summer.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | March 18, 2005
A Baltimore-based developer of shopping centers and apartments and a company headed by a former Baltimore Raven have been chosen to revitalize the area surrounding Oldtown Mall in East Baltimore. Baltimore Development Corp. selected Continental Realty Corp. and Big Mac Properties P-I LP yesterday to build a shopping center anchored by a full-service supermarket on 5 city-owned acres adjacent to Oldtown Mall, an estimated $13 million project. The new center is expected to spark re-investment and revitalization of the mostly vacant pedestrian mall in one of the city's oldest commercial districts.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | August 4, 1994
OLDTOWN -- Blink and you'll speed right past the way to the Oldtown Toll Bridge, where for a couple quarters in a tin cup you can drive your car across an odd piece of Americana into West Virginia, one way.You'll not see a sign naming the bridge. The only visible clue along Route 51, a rural highway that parallels the Potomac River in this rugged and remote stretch of Allegany County, is a small, green sign with an arrow pointing southward.It simply reads, "Green Spring, W.Va."Miss that road marker, and by something like 50 miles of circuitous driving, you also miss the quickest route into West Virginia without having to go through either Cumberland to the west or Paw Paw, W.Va.
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Dean Jones Jr., The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2011
A 28-year-old man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the leg Friday night in the city's Oldtown neighborhood, police said. Officers responded to the scene in the 400 block of N. East Street around 11 p.m. Friday to find the victim on the ground in front of a building, Baltimore Police spokesman Det. Kevin Brown said. The man was taken to an area hospital and was in stable condition, according to Brown. There are no suspects or motive at this time, he said.
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By Gerald P. Merrell and Gerald P. Merrell,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2004
Rows of steel pillars jut like Virginia pines, and blacktop is laid and packed tightly to the south. At the opposite end, a power saw roars as another precision cut is made that within minutes will be transformed into the skin for a family room wall. Slowly, but unimpeded, Maple Lawn, Maryland will soon convert farm pasture into an expansive luxury residential, commercial and entertainment complex in the image of old-town America. The development, which when completed will encompass more than 600 acres in Fulton in southeastern Howard County, is expected to welcome its first homeowners in the spring and its first restaurant -- Bluestone -- and office tenant in the summer.
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June 10, 2004
ROBERT FREDERICK CARE, SR., 80, of Oldtown, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at his home. Born May 7, 1924, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Warren Milhouse Care and Louise (Jensen) Care. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Grace Care, September 25, 1999. A Veteran of World Warr II having served in the United States Navy, Mr. Care was retired from the Gulf Oil Company. He was a member of the Hamilton Post American Legion, Baltimore, and the Hamilton Post V.F.W. Mr. Care is survived by his son, Robert F. Care, Jr. and his wife Dianne, with whom he resided, Oldtown; his two daughters Georgiana Garvin and her husband, Darwin, Caldwell, OH; and Jacalyn A. Patterson and her husband, John, Colora, MD; his sister Louise Cerino, Dagsboro, DE; four grandchildren, Melissa Jenis, Elkton, MD; Heather Haines, Cumberland; Robert Care, III, Oldtown, and Elizabeth Care, Oldtown; and five great-grandchildren.
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