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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Danyette Hawkins had to employ her best diplomatic skills as she stood in front of the Grand parking garage on Paca Street holding a bright-colored flag before the game. Every few minutes, a driver would pull up to enter the garage. Hawkins would have to explain that the garage — popular among fans when the team plays at night — was still filled with daytime business parkers. Then she would wave her flag and the car would move on. Some of the fans appeared frustrated.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Danyette Hawkins had to employ her best diplomatic skills as she stood in front of the Grand parking garage on Paca Street holding a bright-colored flag before the game. Every few minutes, a driver would pull up to enter the garage. Hawkins would have to explain that the garage — popular among fans when the team plays at night — was still filled with daytime business parkers. Then she would wave her flag and the car would move on. Some of the fans appeared frustrated.
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March 31, 2011
  On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National  • Congress members have more than $15,000 in unpaid parking tickets (Roll Call)  • Philosophy departments are full of sexual harassment (Gawker)  • Most women do not like their Facebook "friends" (Mashable)  • Corpse smuggled into soccer game in Colombia (Independent)
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Chris Kaltenbach, Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Faced with Friday's early afternoon playoff game, school officials and business owners in the Baltimore area are preparing for a day of empty classrooms and vacant work spaces. Sort of. "I don't know how big the number is, but there will definitely be some kids out," predicted Gilman School Headmaster Henry Smyth, himself an Orioles fan with tickets for Friday's game who faced the quandary of what to do. He and his two boys will not be going to the game, Smyth said. But he understands if some parents decide to make baseball the priority.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | April 24, 1995
Lorraine Eitel expects a crowd at her house Mother's Day, but she's not looking forward to it.The Ferndale resident and her husband, who live a stone's throw from a light rail stop that lacks a parking lot, constantly battle commuters whose cars crowd both sides of Broadview Boulevard.The problems don't stop with weekdays, she said. Orioles fans also use the side streets to park and then ride light rail to Camden Yards, and Mrs. Eitel is sure May 14 will be particularly bad. The Orioles play a home game Mother's Day."
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2000
As Oriole Park greets its ninth season of baseball, residents and businesses around the ballpark brace for the arrival of more than 3 million visitors -- and the good and bad that come with them. Good or bad depends on to whom you talk. But aside from chronic parking problems, people in Otterbein, Federal Hill and other nearby communities say they have learned to coexist with the downtown ballpark -- and its big football brother, PSINet Stadium. Others profit from the crowds. "The relationship we've had with Camden Yards has been a mixed blessing," said Dick Leitch, a 23-year resident of Federal Hill.
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By Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun | August 6, 1991
The Baltimore County Council passed two ordinances last night aimed at helping neighbors of Towson State University deal with unruly student behavior and parking problems around the school.One law makes it illegal for anyone to urinate or defecate on public property. It specifies fines up to $100 and 30 days in jail for any violations. The other authorizes the county traffic engineer to limit the number of residential parking permits allowed in communities near the university.Council Chairman Douglas B. Riley, R-4th, who represents the Towson area, said the measures were recommended by a committee set up to respond to complaints about student-related noise and parking problems.
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November 9, 2002
The city is looking for new uses for Fells Point's landmark Recreation Pier building. What would you like to see added to the pier? And how should the city handle related issues such as congestion and parking problems in that area? Responses are due by Nov. 25. We are looking for 300 words or less. Letters become the property of The Sun, which reserves the right to edit them. By submitting a letter, the author grants The Sun an irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use and republish the letter, in whole or in part, in all media and to authorize others to reprint it. Letters should include your name and address, along with a day and evening telephone number.
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By Katherine Dunn | May 22, 2014
Arrive early and bring your walking shoes if you plan to attend the NCAA women's lacrosse semifinal between Syracuse and Virginia on Friday at 5 p.m. at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. Because of Towson University's commencement ceremonies, there will be no parking available in the Johnny Unitas Stadium lots until about 6 p.m. Before that, fans will have to park at the far end of campus in the West Village Parking Garage off Towsontown Boulevard and Emerson Drive. Free parking will be available in the garage beginning at 3 p.m. It will take about 15 minutes to walk to the stadium from the garage.
NEWS
January 9, 2014
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks has announced that $800,000 will be allocated to reconfigure and expand the parking area at Seven Oaks Elementary School in Perry Hall. Design work will be done in 2014, with construction likely occurring in the summer of 2015.  The number of new spaces has not been determined, but the project should lighten some of the parking problems not only at the elementary school, but also the adjacent Seven Oaks Senior Center. The principal of Seven Oaks Elementary School, Carol Wingard, first requested a parking expansion in 2005.
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July 12, 2013
Will a ratio of 1.2 parking spaces for new apartments in Towson be enough ("Towson Row can succeed, experts say," July 9)? Parking is already a critical problem now that Towson has a population comparable to Annapolis. In the last four years, 1,500 apartments have been built in Towson. Many more were added within the preceding five years. Examples of poor oversight and decisions include the luxury Palisades apartments with 415 parking spaces for 357 apartments. That's a ratio of 1.2 spaces for occupants who rate parking as a poor 2.5 in a scale of 1-5 in apartmentguide.com.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2012
After more than a decade of planning, Charles Village and the Johns Hopkins University are preparing for two years of traffic disruptions along North Charles Street. The stretch between 25th Street and University Parkway has been slated for repaving and redesign since 2002. Utility updates along the corridor are nearing completion, and the city expects to begin the street's reconstruction this spring. About 2,000 feet of North Charles, between 25th and 29th streets, will be resurfaced.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2011
  On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National  • Congress members have more than $15,000 in unpaid parking tickets (Roll Call)  • Philosophy departments are full of sexual harassment (Gawker)  • Most women do not like their Facebook "friends" (Mashable)  • Corpse smuggled into soccer game in Colombia (Independent)
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November 17, 2010
The residents near Morgan State University should know that obtaining residential parking restrictions will not solve their parking problems ("Morgan State neighbors protest student, staff parking on streets," Nov. 15). I live in residential parking zone #15 on the west side, near downtown. Monday through Friday mornings, as my neighbors leave for work, their spaces are occupied by cars showing visitor's parking passes which are borrowed or in some cases bought from neighborhood residents or renters.
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By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | March 4, 2008
Baltimore officials want to revive a downtown shuttle bus service to ease congestion and free up parking spaces in city garages, despite the financial failure of a similar transit system three years ago. The proposal, which might initially include three downtown circulator bus routes - with reduced fares or no fare at all - would be paid for in part by increasing a city tax levied on daily and monthly parking spaces. "Congestion is a serious issue in downtown," said 1st Deputy Mayor Andrew Frank.
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By Nicole Fuller | January 30, 2007
THE PROBLEM -- Patrons of the Brooklyn Curtis Bay branch of the U.S. Postal Service, which sits off busy Governor Ritchie Highway in Anne Arundel County, have complained for years about a lack of parking, says Charles Schoenhaar, who alerted Watchdog to the situation. Back in 2005, then-Del. John R. Leopold, who is now the county executive, wrote post office officials on behalf of his disgruntled constituents. THE BACKSTORY -- Watchdog visited the post office on a recent afternoon and witnessed parking mayhem.
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