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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Two decades worth of rain, sun, wind and dirt had so faded and chipped the mural of life-size whales that many of the thousands of daily commuters who travel the busy section of Russell Street likely didn't notice the massive piece of art. "Extinct Atlantic Gray Whales," a 5,200-square-foot painting, has graced the side of a CapitalTristate electrical distributors warehouse at Russell and Hamburg streets since 1993 - long enough for many to forget...
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Two decades worth of rain, sun, wind and dirt had so faded and chipped the mural of life-size whales that many of the thousands of daily commuters who travel the busy section of Russell Street likely didn't notice the massive piece of art. "Extinct Atlantic Gray Whales," a 5,200-square-foot painting, has graced the side of a CapitalTristate electrical distributors warehouse at Russell and Hamburg streets since 1993 - long enough for many to forget...
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Nearly six months of lane closures and heavy rush-hour congestion on Russell Street in South Baltimore have come to an end. Crews installing new Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. lines beneath the busy north-south corridor, south of M&T Bank Stadium and near the rising Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, completed the "bulk" of their work Tuesday night, said Jim Harkness, the city's traffic chief. The work, which began in October and was necessitated by the development of the casino site, rerouted a stretch of BGE lines from Warner Street to Russell Street, via Worchester and Haines streets.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Janice Jacobs-Hudson keeps informed about what goes on in the East Baltimore neighborhood of rowhouses where she has lived for more than 30 years. So Jacobs-Hudson, president of the Ashland Avenue Association, was surprised to find an artist painting a gigantic "pop-up" mural on a stretch of houses in the 2400 block of E. Eager St., including the house where she grew up. The houses, which are boarded up and vacant, are scheduled to be torn down over the next several months for a children's park.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2012
Baltimore's Board of Estimates is being asked by the Baltimore Development Corp. to approve the multi-million dollar sale of city-owned land off Russell Street to a group of casino investors led by Caesars Entertainment Corp. The spending board will also be asked at its next meeting to approve the terms of a ground rent agreement pertaining to the city-owned land where the group plans to build its casino. Maryland law requires the land under the casino to be owned by the city. According to the board's agenda, prepared by Comptroller Joan Pratt's office, CBAC Gaming LLC will pay $1.2 million per acre to Baltimore for several parcels of land: 1501-1525, 1601-1625, 1629-1631, 1633-1643 and 1645-1725 Warner Street; 2102 Oler Street, 2104 Worcester Street, 2119 Haines Street and "the associated street beds.
NEWS
March 6, 2007
THE PROBLEM -- Motorists traveling south on Russell Street toward the Baltimore-Washington Parkway were greeted by a sign near Hamburg Street warning that cars in the right lane must exit at Interstate 95, even though there is no such restriction. THE BACKSTORY -- Ron Wilner of Baltimore e-mailed Watchdog: "Those in the know have rightly ignored this sign for over a year, but the harm is that out of town motorists are forced to do lane shifting unnecessarily which confuses and slows traffic.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,sun reporter | July 20, 2007
The developer of a sports-themed office and recreation complex proposed for a blighted stretch of waterfront south of M&T Bank Stadium said yesterday that he hoped to nearly double the amount of office space originally planned for the $250 million project that city officials hope will transform the Russell Street corridor. Cormony Development, the lead developer of Gateway South, showed a city design panel preliminary plans that include 1 million square feet of office space, an increase from the 600,000 originally proposed.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
Despite pending legal challenges, the developers of Baltimore's casino formally began construction Wednesday on the planned $400 million gambling complex near the two stadiums. Chad Barnhill, general manager of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, said lawsuits alleging environmental risks briefly caused a delay in construction plans, but the 335,000 square-foot complex remains on track for opening in the middle of 2014. “There's always the concern, but we have a great team and we'll get past those hurdles,” Barnhill said of the litigation.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | June 26, 2004
I CHUCKLED AT a recent news story about Russell Street's deplorable condition. City officials are worried that people arriving from Baltimore-Washington International Airport, and those attending ballgames, will get a bad impression of Baltimore as they enter downtown on this thoroughfare. Hey, what about us Baltimoreans? I've been traveling Russell Street for 50 years and it was always a downer, a depressing entrance to a city that deserves a clean and welcoming driveway. I believe that first impressions are lasting, and Russell Street is an excellent reason not to visit Baltimore.
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By Ilene Hollin and Ilene Hollin,SUN STAFF | June 18, 2004
City officials want to bring the charm back to Baltimore, and they want to begin with Russell Street, one of the city's most used and bumpy roads. Yesterday, they announced plans to reconstruct the 1 1/2 -mile stretch of road from Interstate 95 south to the city line -- fixing potholes, improving road conditions and making the city's southern entrance more welcoming with stone-covered medians, landscaping and lighting. City officials say they worry that as tourists arrive from the airport and as people drive into town for conventions and ballgames, they get a poor first impression.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Nearly six months of lane closures and heavy rush-hour congestion on Russell Street in South Baltimore have come to an end. Crews installing new Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. lines beneath the busy north-south corridor, south of M&T Bank Stadium and near the rising Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, completed the "bulk" of their work Tuesday night, said Jim Harkness, the city's traffic chief. The work, which began in October and was necessitated by the development of the casino site, rerouted a stretch of BGE lines from Warner Street to Russell Street, via Worchester and Haines streets.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
Four longtime gaming industry players were named Tuesday to help direct Baltimore's new Horseshoe Casino, filling out the majority of the leadership team for the Russell Street facility as it nears its 2014 start date. Three of the men previously worked for Horseshoe or Caesars Entertainment, the parent company for Horseshoe, Horseshoe Baltimore General Manager Chad Barnhill said in a statement. Brian Carr , the new vice president of finance, worked for Caesars in Illinois, New Jersey and Louisiana; Noah Hirsch, the new vice president of marketing, worked at Horseshoe Cleveland; and Mike Forster, the new director of video lottery terminals, worked for Caesars for 10 years, most recently in Northeast Ohio.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
Sunday's game between the Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium is the first since road and lane closures began near the stadium. Access to and from the stadium has been affected. Here are the streets affected: * A block of Warner Street, located directly south of the stadium, has been permanently closed due to the new casino being built in the area. The closure extends between Worcester and Bayard streets. Fans heading north on Russell Street, who would normally turn right on either of these streets, can now turn right on Worcester Street, which connects to Warner Street.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Local commuters and Ravens fans should get ready for major gridlock near the city's gridiron. Transportation officials are warning of heavy traffic congestion in South Baltimore - and bracing for its spread into the downtown area - as lane closures and other changes take effect near the site of the Horseshoe Casino rising on busy Russell Street south of M&T Bank Stadium. Football fans will be caught in the mix, despite efforts to minimize work during stadium events, city and Ravens officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
When about 27,000 runners take over the streets Saturday for the 13th annual Baltimore Running Festival, they'll trust their training to get them through the day. But just in case spectators, residents and other visitors to the city need a hand, here's a handful of things to keep in mind on race day. When and where do the races begin? The Baltimore Marathon and team relay begin at 8 a.m. near the intersection of South Paca Street and Camden Street, followed by the 5K at 8:15 a.m. At 9:45 a.m., the half-marathon begins near the corner of Conway Street and Light Street.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, I hope to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, I exchanged emails with Kris Jones, who blogs about the Ravens for Russell Street Report . MV: Two weeks into training camp, how would you handicap the competition at wide receiver? KJ: Torrey Smith has taken major strides to become a top-tier receiver in this league.
SPORTS
By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | January 24, 1991
There appears to be a new wrinkle with each assessment of the baseball stadium under construction at Camden Yards.The latest involves a realignment of Russell Street, which may allay fears of that major artery becoming a target for foul balls. The park is being designed to fit into the neighborhood, but hopefully not as a traffic hazard.As the new facility rises, it has become obvious that the third base side and Russell Street are cozy companions. The height of the structure does not appear to be sufficient to keep all baseballs within the building, but two generally unknown variables should have an effect.
NEWS
By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2003
Greyhound Lines and the city are focusing on sites along a three-block stretch of Russell Street just south of Ravens Stadium in Southwest Baltimore as the location for a new central bus terminal. Greyhound has been searching for a new location in or near downtown for more than a year, after Mayor Martin O'Malley scuttled a proposal to build a terminal north of Penn Station. The company's lease on its terminal on West Fayette Street expires in less than three years, and the property's owner, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, wants to redevelop the site as part of the Westside Renaissance project.
NEWS
Baltimore Sun staff | July 28, 2013
Baltimore police say an 18-year-old was shot in the face early Sunday morning and was taken to an area hospital. Police said they received a call about a shooting just before 1 a.m. in the 1800 block of N. Russell Street. Upon arrival, they met with the victim, a man who had a gunshot wound to the lower part of his cheek. He told police he had been under the Russell Street and Route 295 bridge when he was shot. He said he walked to the Exxon gas station on Russell Street and called 911, police said.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
Despite pending legal challenges, the developers of Baltimore's casino formally began construction Wednesday on the planned $400 million gambling complex near the two stadiums. Chad Barnhill, general manager of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, said lawsuits alleging environmental risks briefly caused a delay in construction plans, but the 335,000 square-foot complex remains on track for opening in the middle of 2014. “There's always the concern, but we have a great team and we'll get past those hurdles,” Barnhill said of the litigation.
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