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By Jonathan Pitts | September 14, 2012
The Baltimore Sun A man stabbed an unidentified victim in a fight over a cellphone at the Westport light rail station Friday night, triggering a two-hour closure of the station, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The altercation occurred about 6:30 p.m., when a man tried to take someone's cellphone at the facility in the 2200 block of Kloman St. in South Baltimore. When the victim fought back, a fight between the two spilled onto the station platform, where the assailant stabbed the phone's owner at least once, the MTA reported.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police arrested a man who they said stabbed another man during a fight at a Glen Burnie light rail station Tuesday night. An officer patrolling near the Cromwell station saw two men fighting shortly after 10 p.m., police said. By the time the officer got to the scene of the fight, a 22-year-old man who had been stabbed told the officer that the other man had hopped on a train. Police officers stopped the train and arrested 29-year-old Joshua Lakieth Craft of the 700 block of Fallsway in Baltimore on charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
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June 15, 1994
...TC A man charged with stealing more than $200 worth of goods from the Rag Shop in the Cromwell Fields Shopping Center Monday morning was caught at the light rail station across the street, police said.David Taylor, 44, of the 1100 block of Argyle Ave. was charged with theft under $300.At 9:39 a.m., an employee of the McCrory store next to the Rag Shop told police she saw a man wearing a white T-shirt and black pants run from the Rag Shop toward the light rail station.The man carried nothing into the Rag Shop, but allegedly left with several items, police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Visitors, employees and neighbors of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport now have a new option for enjoying the 12.5-mile trail that loops around the airport's Anne Arundel County property. The Boston-based bikeshare company Zagster, working with BWI, has installed a dock for 10 of its bicycles outside the airport's international terminal, near the light rail station. They are available for rental for $5 a day. Long-term passes for regular use cost $15 a month or $50 a year. Officials envision the bikes being used by airport travelers with time to kill and an urge to get outside, employees looking for a bit of exercise on a break or after work, and neighbors looking to take better advantage of the trail.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | April 24, 1994
A 24-year-old Ellicott City woman waiting alone for a Light Rail train at the North Linthicum station yesterday morning was stabbed in the chest by an attacker who authorities said tackled her from behind.The victim, Lori Dreyer, was in stable condition last night at Harbor Hospital Center, a hospital official said.Nothing was taken from her in the attack.A Mass Transit Administration official described the attack as "one of the most serious incidents" on the Central Light Rail Line since its began service nearly two years ago.Police from the MTA and Anne Arundel County were investigating the attack, but by last night had not found a suspect or weapon.
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By Gregory P. Kane and Consella A. Lee and Gregory P. Kane and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writers | May 13, 1994
Last year, members of the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association voted in favor of a light rail station in their community. Two nights ago, they voted to shut it down, saying it has led to increased crime in their neighborhood.About 180 residents packed the library at the Linthicum Elementary School on Wednesday night, irate about an increase in robberies, assaults, break-ins and bicycle thefts they blame on light rail."The crime rate has gone up dramatically" since the station opened last July, Gerald P. Starr, president of the association, said yesterday.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 23, 2001
THE FERNDALE light rail station is more beautiful, thanks to the Ferndale Garden Club. A group of children planted yellow chrysanthemums Wednesday at the station as part of a ceremony marking the garden club's participation in the Maryland Transit Administration's Adopt-A-Shelter/Station Program. Derek Jones, manager of the Light Rail Commission, called the station "one of the most attractive stops as you travel up and down the line." The program encourages individuals and groups to adopt rail and bus stops for beautification.
BUSINESS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 27, 1996
A five-level garage is scheduled to open in early June at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport rail station, quadrupling the existing parking space at the station that has become increasingly popular with both MARC and Amtrak commuters over the past year.The $7.2 million facility, which has been under construction since September 1994, will provide 1,100 spaces. The 300 spaces on the rail station's existing surface lot are frequently filled early on weekdays.Unlike the surface lot, where parking is free, the garage will cost motorists.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | February 15, 1993
When light rail comes to Ferndale, residents hope passengers will take note of their town and its railroad roots.For the past several years, community leaders have worked toward that end, helping the Mass Transit Administration (MTA) distinguish the North County community's rail station from others along the six-mile southern portion of the line.With the station on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard just months from completion and rail service expected to start in July, the community's efforts have begun to take shape, from the hipped roof on the shelter to the brick clock tower and gray and black color scheme.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
A Maryland Transit Administration officer shot and killed a woman who attacked her at a light rail station in Glen Burnie Saturday night, according to Anne Arundel County police. Police identified the woman Sunday as Angela Beatrice Randolph, 38, of no fixed address. County police officers responded around 6:30 p.m. Saturday to the Cromwell Light Rail Station, where an MTA police officer had shot a female suspect once in the leg, killing her, according to a release sent by the county police department.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Three light rail stations in North Baltimore reopened Thursday after being closed last week for repairs to an area of eroded soil near the transit system's tracks. The reopening of the Mount Washington, Cold Spring and Woodberry stations came about two weeks earlier than city officials originally estimated, significantly diminishing the inconvenience of to riders. "They were working very hard trying to make sure that they could finish before the July Fourth weekend, but nobody could ensure that," said Paulette Austrich, a Maryland Transit Administration spokeswoman, of the initial longer timeline.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Three light rail stations in North Baltimore — Mount Washington, Cold Spring and Woodberry — will be closed for three weeks of emergency repairs starting Friday as crews work to shore up significant track-side soil erosion, the Maryland Transit Administration said Wednesday. Rail service through the stations will be halted, and buses will shuttle riders between the Falls Road and North Avenue stations through July 11, the agency said. The closures overlap with a 13-game homestand by the Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards downtown and the Inner Harbor's annual Fourth of July celebration — two major drivers of transit use to and from the suburbs north of the city.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
A Maryland Transit Administration officer shot and killed a woman who attacked her at a light rail station in Glen Burnie Saturday night, according to Anne Arundel County police. Police identified the woman Sunday as Angela Beatrice Randolph, 38, of no fixed address. County police officers responded around 6:30 p.m. Saturday to the Cromwell Light Rail Station, where an MTA police officer had shot a female suspect once in the leg, killing her, according to a release sent by the county police department.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Maryland developers are once again digging into plans to build near rail stations, a sign that the appetite for development projects focused on transit may be coming back. This week, developers will break ground on a new 700-car parking garage and commuter station in Savage, the first part of an 18.5-acre development anchored by a MARC rail station. In March, the state court of appeals cleared the lawsuit blocking development of State Center near a Metro and light rail stop. Construction began in April on a new headquarters for the Department of Housing and Community Development near the New Carrollton Metro.
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By Mary K. Tilghman | March 4, 2014
With a smudge of ash on his forehead and a friendly smile lighting up his face, the Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne will be spending Ash Wednesday greeting morning and evening commuters at the Ridgely Road light rail station. After a hearty "Good morning," he will remind passersby that it's Ash Wednesday and offers to draw the traditional ash cross on their foreheads. An intimate ritual taking place in a public setting, it's an unusual way to start Christianity's solemn season of Lent.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
Three light rail stations will be closed for 10 days later this month for repairs to a track crossing at the edge of Hampden, forcing riders to connect with stations north of the city by bus, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The system's Mt. Washington, Cold Spring and Woodberry stations will be closed from March 14 to March 24 to allow for track crossing improvements at the intersection of Union Avenue and Clipper Mill Road. Buses will operate between the Falls Road and North Avenue stations, which are north and south of the effected area, respectively.
NEWS
March 12, 2001
MAA, airport businesses combine to find lost items With nearly 20 million people traveling through Baltimore-Washington International Airport annually, various items tend to be accidentally left behind. The Maryland Aviation Administration works with airport businesses to return lost belongings to their owners. BWI patrons and employees may stop at the Airport Lost and Found Office on the lower level of Concourse C, or call 410-859-7387 to speak to an MAA representative or leave a message.
NEWS
December 2, 2002
Mass transit use recommended for patrons of BWI Airport customers are encouraged to use Baltimore light rail, MARC trains, Amtrak and transit bus services operating between Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince George's counties, particularly during the holidays. Light rail and bus services take travelers to the entrance of BWI's international pier. The Annapolis Sky Blue bus route leaves the Spa Road transfer point at the city's Department of Public Works every two hours to take travelers to the airport, the BWI rail station and Arundel Mills.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2013
European artists will help transform Baltimore bus, train and light rail stations to be more attractive, better designed and more user-friendly as part of a $200,000 grant from ArtPlace America, a consortium of banks and foundations that gives money to art projects with the potential for regenerating communities. The grant, announced this week, is part of a project that will bring artists from the United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Ireland and Greece to Baltimore for a six-week residency sometime in the winter or spring of 2014.
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By Janell Sutherland | April 15, 2013
Oh, Race, it's good to be back. I've missed you. And I've missed Phil's hat and Phil's Maori fishhook necklace, too! It's been two weeks, do you remember what happened? Africa? Speeding tickets? Fearless Friends got eliminated? Okay then, we're caught up, let's go to Switzerland. I've done very little international travel, but I did spend five days in Switzerland once between my junior and senior years of high school, so I'm totally an expert. Bern: city named after a bear. Interlaken: city named after the intersection of two lakes.
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