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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
PriceRite discount supermarket is expected to open a 39,000-square-foot store in West Baltimore by the end of the year, according to the owner of the Mount Clare Junction shopping plaza. DLC Management Corp. announced Tuesday that PriceRite has signed a lease to be an anchor tenant at the open-air shopping plaza in Pigtown, at the corner of West Pratt and South Carey streets. “We are thrilled to welcome PriceRite to Mount Clare Junction. It was our priority to bring an established grocer back to this shopping center in order to serve a clear demand from the community,” said Adam Greenberg, DLC's associate director of Mid-Atlantic leasing, in a statement.
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Jay Trucker and For The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
In its second year at Pigtown's Carroll Park, The Shindig Music Festival is a rock show in the broad tradition of the national festival movement that provides distinctly Baltimorean. A mix of local vendors like Little Havana and Mothers Grille flanked the sides of each stage alongside corporate vendors such as Jagermeister and Jack Daniels. Two opposing stages provided 11 hours of eclectic takes on rock music, and a lineup of bands that included several local acts alongside international touring groups.  Rebel Inc. Rebel Inc. was charged with getting early festival-goers going at the un-rock 'n' roll time of 12:30 p.m. It was a daunting task.
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Lorraine Mirabella | December 7, 2012
The PriceRite discount supermarket planned for the Mount Clare Junction shopping plaza in West Baltimore will open Wednesday, the chain said today. The Sun's Steve Kilar reported in October that PriceRite had signed a lease to open in a 39,000-square-foot anchor spot in the Pigtown center, at the corner of West Pratt and South Carey streets. Other tenants are Family Dollar, Downtown Locker Room and Rent-A-Center. PriceRite, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elizabeth, N.J.,-based Wakefern Food Corp., said the location is the first in the city.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Baltimore City homicide detectives are looking for information about a shooting that was reported late Saturday in the Pigtown section of southwest Baltimore. About 11:45 p.m., police found a man with gunshot wounds to his chest and stomach. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he died of his injuries. Police did not identify the victim or provide any details about a motive or a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100. meredith.cohn@baltsun.com
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2012
A neighbor of a woman found stabbed death this week in Pigtown has been charged in her killing, police said Thursday.  Police say Antonio Johnson, 52, of the 1200 block of Washington Blvd., has been charged with the murder of Deborah Simon, 55, who had moved a few doors down after her home caught fire in August.  Johnson has been in jail since Nov. 4 on an unrelated assault charge - the day before Simon was found by a relative. But police believe the killing occurred on Nov. 3, and say they found some of her stolen belongings, including a television and cell phone.  "We believe he was looking for money, and she let him in because he was a neighbor," spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.  Court records show Johnson has been picked up for drug and assault cases.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2011
It started about 30 years ago — no one seems to recall the exact date — when three men who'd grown up together in Pigtown took a vacant lot at the corner of Ward and Bayard streets, sank two metal pegs into the ground and started tossing horseshoes back and forth. None of the three — not Roy Whitney, not his cousin Emory Green, not Emory's little brother, Leon — had a clue they were founding a tradition. "We started playing for the fun of it, then word got around, people started coming from other neighborhoods, and it kept on growing," Leon Green, 62, said Saturday afternoon as rhythm and blues music, the smell of burgers on barbecues and the "clink" of horseshoes filled the air at the First Annual Horseshoe Tournament at the Pit In Pigtown.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2013
Charging documents in Tuesday's shooting in Pigtown that left a young couple dead and two others seriously wounded show that the attack stemmed from a dispute over $10.  Melville Mason, 35, was formally charged with two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder and numerous other charges, and is being held without bail in the killings of William Monroe and Meaghan Kerrigan. Court records show that officers responding to the scene inside a home in the 1200 block of S. Carey St. found Kerrigan's one-year-old daughter, who was unharmed, sitting next to her body, patting her on the back.  Witnesses told police that Mason, known as "P.J.," broke into the home through a first-floor window propped open with a window fan and began firing, killing Monroe and Kerrigan, injuring two women, and firing at another woman and the infant.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2013
Developers of a revived Hammerjacks laid out their plans for a concert venue near M&T Bank Stadium Tuesday night at a community meeting in Pigtown as they court community support. The new Hammerjacks would be located in the 600 block of W. West St. in what is now parking lot N for Ravens games. The plans call for a 50,000-square-foot, two-story building with a capacity of 2,500 people and a parking garage with 350 spaces, and the developers said it will complement the new Horseshoe casino.
NEWS
April 26, 1994
Pigtown -- or, as some upscale residents and real estate people prefer, Washington Village -- is a largely blue-collar area west of Martin Luther King Boulevard. Although it is within sight of Oriole Park, it has so far received few benefits from the baseball stadium. In fact, Washington Boulevard, the neighborhood's main street, has never looked as squalid and unkempt as it does today.Mercifully, change is in the air.Last year, an old elementary school at Washington Boulevard and Carey Street was transformed into senior citizen apartments, a conversion that won architectural plaudits.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Staff writer | January 2, 1994
Lawrence bought his first baseball bat recently, but for all the wrong reasons.The 76-year-old Pigtown resident keeps the Louisville Slugger beside his front door to ward off intruders."
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger regularly made it to Opening Day at Camden Yards growing up, even if it meant missing school. Clevenger grew up just across the street from Oriole Park in the Pigtown neighborhood of Baltimore, so making his first Opening Day roster with the Orioles is special. “It's a dream come true,” Clevenger said Sunday. “I get to play for my hometown team, the team I grew up rooting for. It's a special time.” Not long ago, Clevenger was sitting in the stands on Opening Day. “All the time,” he said.
NEWS
January 21, 2014
I'm sorry to hear about the negative experience in Baltimore City of the author of the letter "Ready to call Baltimore quits" (Jan. 15). I grew up in the Washington suburbs and moved to Baltimore for law school. I purchased a rowhouse in Washington Village/Pigtown. My father was adamantly opposed to that decision, but I have not regretted it at all. I have been here for a little over three years now. I heard all kinds of negative things about Baltimore before I moved here, but was pleasantly surprised about the city.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
A broken water main in Pigtown Sunday evening caused water to be shut off to about 200 homes, a school and several businesses all day Monday while the city worked to fix the pipe, according to the Department of Public Works. "Barring any unforeseen underground problems," water was expected to be restored overnight Monday, Public Works spokesman Jeffrey Raymond said in a statement. The 20-inch pipe in the 1200 block of Washington Blvd. ruptured around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, flooding the basements of about 10 homes and causing police to evacuate 16 residents, Raymond said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
About 200 customers were out of water on Monday morning after a 20-inch water main pipe burst in Pigtown on Sunday night, flooding nearly a dozen houses and displacing 16 people, according to the Baltimore Department of Public Works. Thousands of gallons of water rushed down the street and into storm drains at the corner of West Ostend Street and Washington Boulevard, while evacuated residents looked on as city workers tried to shut off the water. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation reported at 8:10 a.m. on Monday that the water main break has closed Washington Boulevard at Ostend Street.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2013
Developers of a revived Hammerjacks laid out their plans for a concert venue near M&T Bank Stadium Tuesday night at a community meeting in Pigtown as they court community support. The new Hammerjacks would be located in the 600 block of W. West St. in what is now parking lot N for Ravens games. The plans call for a 50,000-square-foot, two-story building with a capacity of 2,500 people and a parking garage with 350 spaces, and the developers said it will complement the new Horseshoe casino.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2013
Two people suffered minor burns in a rowhouse fire in Pigtown early Thursday morning, according to the Baltimore Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched to the 1300 block of W. Cross Street, in the city's Washington Village-Pigtown neighborhood, about 2:25 a.m. and found the home in flames, according to Ian Brennan, a department spokesman. The two injured civilians were both transported to the burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment, Brennan said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2010
Eight people were taken to area hospitals for evaluation for possible carbon monoxide exposure at a Pigtown rowhome, fire officials said Wednesday. Officials with the Baltimore Firefighters Union Local 734 said the people were evacuated from a three-story house in the 800 block of Washington Blvd. at about 5 p.m. Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright confirmed that the home was evacuated as a precaution for a possible carbon monoxide leak, but he said none of the victims suffered any serious or life-threatening illness.
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA | August 15, 2008
Forget the city-financed hotel and tourism slogans. Seems all Baltimore needs to reel in out-of-towners is pigs - pigs going to slaughter. Or rather, a festival celebrating the doomed porkers. The annual Pigtown Festival is one of Baltimore's quirkier events - and that's saying something - recalling the days when pigs were herded from the B&O and Union rail yards to the slaughterhouses of South Baltimore. Highlight: the Running of the Pigs, a sort of porcine Pamplona, except the pigs tend to take their time along Washington Boulevard, just as they did when they really were headed for the abattoir.
FEATURES
By Samantha Iacia, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2013
Date: Aug. 10 Her story: Kimberly "Kimi" Reis, 29, grew up in Pigtown. She has worked in the dental field for 11 years and is a practice administrator at Elliott Family Dentistry in Linthicum. Her mother, Pam Reis, and grandparents, Bill and Shirley Reis, live in Pigtown. His story: Mario Soto, 28, grew up in South Baltimore. He is a longshoreman in Local 333 at the port of Baltimore. His father, Jimmy Soto, is also a longshoreman at the port. His mother, Kim Littman, is a dental hygienist.
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