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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | August 15, 2004
Along with vine-ripened tomatoes and bunches of basil, one city farmers' market has something else to offer, according to state officials: an opportunity for terrorism. Because of security concerns, the state has shut down the market at the state office complex on Preston Street until further notice. The weekly market, which had been open Wednesdays, has been closed since federal officials raised the terror alert level in Washington on Aug. 1. "It's all because of our proximity to D.C.," said Dave Humphrey, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of General Services, which owns and manages the complex.
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July 15, 2014
This weekend, Artscape will bring an abundance of color and quirkiness to Baltimore for the 33rd year. Here are new must-see attractions.  Aerial Arts Arena Up in the air (just a little aerial arts humor) about checking out this lineup of acrobats, dancers and more? Don't be. Curated by Baltimore's Daydreams + Nightmares Aerial (DNA) Theatre, the Aerial Arts Arena takes to the skies for a host of performances and visual eye candy. The schedule includes contemporary circus troupes, comedic magician Brian Kehoe.Friday-Sunday, Charles and Preston streets.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | April 29, 1999
Four children died in a house fire down the street three years ago. A red awning announces the drug recovery house at the other end of the block. Planks of wood have replaced the windows and doors on adjacent row homes now abandoned.Yet the residents in this aching East Baltimore neighborhood have a message for downtown business owners who want to ship into their midst the 900 poor men, women and children fed daily by the Our Daily Bread soup kitchen.We'll take them.The woes of the Johnston Square neighborhood east of the Jones Falls Expressway and north of the state penitentiary are so bad that plans announced Tuesday to move the city's largest downtown soup kitchen into the area are being viewed as a possible catalyst for renewal.
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By Justin Fenton and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
A 780-pound steer headed for slaughter in West Baltimore seized a chance at freedom Friday, leaping a barbed-wire fence and taking a brisk two-mile walk along North Avenue that ended when the animal was gunned down by police in Mid-Town Belvedere. The steer was first spotted about 10:15 a.m. after escaping from the George G. Ruppersberger & Sons Inc. slaughterhouse in the 2600 block of Pennsylvania Ave., according to police. It was shot less than an hour later. Scores of people took pictures of the felled animal at North Charles and Preston Street, and the incident became fodder for social media, which lit up with pictures, Internet memes ("Cow Ripken")
ENTERTAINMENT
By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN STAFF | September 16, 2004
On a recent weekday morning, the kitchens at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Mount Vernon were jam packed with people. Women basted trays of chicken wings, slathering them in butter and seasoning them with lemon juice, garlic and paprika before the trays were whisked away and replaced by more. Men marched around in aprons, carrying pink potholders and joking about doing "women's work" in the kitchens. In the back room, trays containing about 10,000 freshly baked pastries were stacked up on carts, and thousands of stuffed grape leaves were sitting in the freezer.
NEWS
September 28, 2008
On September 25, 2008, Thelma loving aunt of Mary P. Mosley. Visitation at Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home, 1412 E. Preston Street, on Tuesday, September 30th from 2 to 7 pm am
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November 5, 2008
On November 2, 2008, Andrea Visitation at Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home, 1412 E. Preston Street, on Thursday, November 6, 2008 from 2 to 7 p.m a.m.
NEWS
May 30, 2009
On May 24, 2009, Andre; Visitation at Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home, 1412 E. Preston Street, on Sunday, May 31st from 2:30 to 6 p.m a.m.
NEWS
August 28, 2005
On August 21, 2005, EUGENE, beloved cousin. Family will receive friends from 10 to 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, August 31, at Memorial Baptist Church, Caroline and Preston Street. Funeral service will start at 10:30 A.M. Interment 1:30 P.M. at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home, 1412 E. Preston Street, 410-837-4926.
NEWS
March 20, 2005
On March 16, 2005, LIN; beloved mother of Dewey, Tyree, Devonda, Cameron and Candice; special sisters, Kim and Stephanie; nieces, Chanta, Danielle and Chelsie; nephew, Daryl, Jr. Visitation at the Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home, 1412 E. Preston Street, on Monday, March 21, from 1 to 7 P.M. Family will receive friends at Memorial Baptist Church, Caroline and Preston Street, from 10:30 to 11 A.M., at which time funeral services will begin.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Odis Lee Sistrunk Jr., a retired Baltimore police lieutenant colonel known as the "Big O," died of undetermined causes May 19 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 65. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the son of Odis Lee Sistrunk Sr., a steelworker, and Winnie Mae Sistrunk, a homemaker. He was a 1968 graduate of Steubenville High School, where he played on the basketball team. He joined the Job Corps in New York and responded to an ad that said Baltimore was recruiting police cadets.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2013
Road closures will begin Monday in advance of this weekend's Artscape festival in the area around the Maryland Institute College of Art , the Baltimore Department of Transportation said. Several streets will close Monday, while more will be closed later in the week, said officials, who encouraged the use public transportation to reach the event. The arts festival is expected to draw about 350,000 people to the area. These streets will be closed at 7 a.m. Monday through 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. •Mt.
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Dan Rodricks | July 6, 2013
So many of the old rowhouse neighborhoods of Baltimore have the following characteristics — one block good, next block bad; safe by day, violent by night; earnest homeowners here; apathetic renters there. Walk along enough of the side streets, especially on the east and west sides of town, and those contradictions are obvious. Just look at the two blocks of Preston Street east of Greenmount Avenue, in Johnston Square. In another of the overnight shootings that have marked Baltimore's summer, two men were gunned down there around 2 a.m. Friday; one of them died.
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Jacques Kelly | March 8, 2013
The banner at Greenmount Avenue and Preston Street proclaims the Lillian Jones Apartments are coming. For the past year, I've watched this building take shape in a neighborhood that needed all the help it could get. Come spring, new tenants will begin moving into these 74 units of affordable housing. As City Councilman Carl Stokes told me, Greenmount and Preston had been a "horrible corner. " That's changed as work crews complete the apartment building and rebuild numerous adjacent rowhouses.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
As of 8:30 a.m. Friday, traffic was slow at Broadway and Preston Street in Baltimore City due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on Greenspring Avenue near Keyworth Avenue in Baltimore City, and Philadelphia Road near Bradshaw Road in Baltimore County. North Charles Street is closed between North Avenue and West 21st Street in Baltimore City due to water main repairs. Officials recommend that motorists use Calvert or Howard streets or I-83 as alternate routes. Falls Road is closed to through traffic between Lafayette Avenue and Clipper Mill Road until 3 p.m. Sunday for debris removal.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
Norita Messick, a homemaker who attended Baltimore theaters for 80 years, died of dementia Sunday at the Arden Courts assisted-living facility. She was 99 and lived in Hamilton. Born Mary Norita Burke in Baltimore and raised on Preston Street, she was a 1931 Seton High School graduate. "She loved to say she studied three Shakespeare histories, three tragedies, three comedies and three romances for each of her years there," said her son, Roger Messick of Baltimore. She also played cello in the school orchestra.
NEWS
February 15, 2004
On February 11, 2004, ROBERT. Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Avenue, on Sunday 3 to 6 P.M. The family will receive friends at The New Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1530 E. Preston Street, on Monday at 10:30 A.M. Funeral at 11 A.M.
NEWS
November 17, 2004
On November 14, 2004, BERTHA; beloved mother of Doris, Millicent, Pamela, Cheryl and Cynthia. Visitation at Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home, 1412 E. Preston Street, on Thursday from 2 to 7 P.M. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 19, from 10:30 to 11 A.M., at which time funeral service will begin. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
NEWS
June 22, 2011
I could not believe it when I read that Baltimore City is rehabbing four homes on Preston Street with $1.9 million in taxpayer dollars ("Is this house worth $475K?" June 19). The government, as The Sun put it, hopes to spur development there. But if it doesn't work — which it won't — how about paying us back? How many more times will this type of insane rehabbing be allowed to go on at taxpayer expense? Darlene McKinney
NEWS
April 23, 2011
Baltimore City police are investigating a non-fatal stabbing Friday night in the Mid-Town Belvedere neighborhood. Officers were called just before 11:30 p.m. to the unit block of West Preston Street where they found a man suffering from at least two stab wounds, police said. He was taken to an area hospital and police said he expected to survive his injuries. — Jessica Anderson
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