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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.