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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
An $8.5 billion merger creating North America's biggest dollar store chain could mean increased competition for mass discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. but less choice for shoppers. In the Baltimore area and elsewhere, retail experts said, Dollar Tree Inc.'s planned purchase of Family Dollar Stores Inc., announced Monday, likely will lead to some store closings, though the companies have not identified any locations. Dollar Tree, which runs mostly suburban stores and sells a mix of consumables as well as items such as gifts, party goods and greeting cards for $1 or less, has about 55 stores in the Baltimore area.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
An $8.5 billion merger creating North America's biggest dollar store chain could mean increased competition for mass discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. but less choice for shoppers. In the Baltimore area and elsewhere, retail experts said, Dollar Tree Inc.'s planned purchase of Family Dollar Stores Inc., announced Monday, likely will lead to some store closings, though the companies have not identified any locations. Dollar Tree, which runs mostly suburban stores and sells a mix of consumables as well as items such as gifts, party goods and greeting cards for $1 or less, has about 55 stores in the Baltimore area.
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By Richard Gorelick | September 14, 2012
Call it Langermann's Junior. The same team behind Langermann's in Canton - chef Neal Langermann and partners David McGill and Mark Lasker - have opened a new restaurant in South Baltimore. The location, 1542 Light St., was recently the home to 1542 Gastropub and before that, the Reserve. Langermann's on Light, as it's known, was open on Monday for bar service. Dining service was to begin on Tuesday. What's on the menu at Langermann's on Light? Pretty much the same fare, we've been told, as at the original Langermann's: Southern-inspired cuisines like Charleston shrimp and grits, maple smokehouse-rubbed Duroc pork chops, Cape Fear scallops and Miss Ellie's fried green tomatoes.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Donna Marsh of Hanover and Susan Zeiger of Baltimore both were looking for the recipe for the burgers that were sold at the Harley's sandwich shops in and around Baltimore in the '60s and '70s. Marsh said the Harley Burgers, ground beef patties simmered in a red sauce and served with lots of onions, were the best. Baltimore Sun columnist Jacques Kelly traced the history of the Harley's shops in an April 1993 column . As Kelly tells it, Harley Brinsfield opened his first stand-alone sub shop at McMechen Street and Linden Avenue, and many others soon followed.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
Police are investigating a South Baltimore shooting Friday evening that wounded three men. Two 24-year-old victims were shot in the foot and a 22-year-old man shot in the arm around 6:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Anthony Smith, a city police spokesman. All were hospitalized in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries, he said. Smith said Saturday morning that the shootings occurred in the 1200 block of W. Cross St. Four males in a vehicle, possibly a black Acura, were reportedly involved in the shooting, according to Smith.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
Martha E. Roach, a retired seamstress and teacher's assistant who was a Sharp Leadenhall community activist, died of pneumonia Saturday at Howard County General Hospital. She was 90 and had lived in South Baltimore. Born Martha Eleanor Tilghman in Baltimore, she was raised on Laurens Street. She attended Booker T. Washington Junior High School and later received an equivalency diploma. She was a seamstress at the old Raleigh men's clothing manufacturing plant in Southwest Baltimore for many years.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
A 26-year-old man was fatally shot outside Hollins Market on Friday just as children from a nearby elementary school were being let out. Just before 2:30 p.m., a police officer on patrol was flagged down by a resident and directed to the 1100 block of Hollins St., where the officer found Tyrone Mcnair, of South Arlington Street, Baltimore police spokesman Det. Jeremy Silbert said. The man was shot at least once and transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police initially believed the victim was a juvenile but a relative and acquaintance confirmed that he was an adult.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2012
Two armed men forced employees at a Fort Avenue McDonald's into a walk-in freezer and demanded cash from a safe, but one was nabbed after the store's general manager was able to call police.  Southern District officers were called to the restaurant, in the 800 block of E. Fort Ave. in the Riverside neighborhood, at 11:05 p.m. Saturday for a robbery in progress, and observed that all the lights in the store were turned off. Two men had entered the...
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2012
Police are investigating the discovery of a body found in the woods in Middle Branch Park in South Baltimore. A man's body was found in a wooded area off a trail at about 11:30 a.m., police said. The man appeared to have suffered trauma, and the body will be transported to the medical examiner for further investigation. At the scene, overlooking the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, officers could be seen talking with a group of young people, with an officer walking one person out of the woods.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2012
A man was injured Friday night after he was shot by police in South Baltimore. Officers went to the 2400 block of Maisel Court in Westport around 10 p.m. after receiving calls of someone discharging a gun in the area, said Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. The man appeared to be firing a gun outside a female companion's home, Guglielmi said. When officers arrived, the man engaged them and "fired at least one round in the general direction of the police officers," Guglielmi said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Black- and copper-colored beads lay around a puddle of blood in a Northwest Baltimore alley where police said a transgender woman was killed early Wednesday in a crime that bore similarities to the slaying of another transgender woman last month. Baltimore police are investigating whether the death of Mia Henderson, 26, is connected to the killing of Kandy, whose body was found June 3 in a field in Northeast Baltimore. Both were found during the early morning, and police have no suspects in either case.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
A two-vehicle collision on Interstate 95 South in Baltimore City at the Fort McHenry toll plaza has closed southbound toll lanes 18-19 for more than three hours after the state Department of Transportation first reported the incident at 5:18 a.m. on Wednesday. Artscape officials said that several downtown Baltimore streets will be closed for the weekend event. On Thursday, Charles Street will be closed from Preston Street to North Avenue. Lanvale Street will be closed in both directions from Maryland Avenue to Lovegrove Street.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Alice Johnson noticed the checker boards that recently popped up behind her house, a neat brick rowhouse in the Barclay neighborhood of Baltimore. "People will definitely use them," she said. "I play. I wish I could play chess, too. " She should have time to learn. The boards have been etched permanently into 1,000-pound slabs of marble in a new community courtyard. The stones are salvaged steps from several area houses, and the artist who placed them in the courtyard hopes they become a new kind of Baltimore front steps - where urban dwellers have long gathered, told stories and played games.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Roland Brown likes to remember old Leadenhall Street and the people who lived there when he was a child: the Harts, Miss Mary, Emma Jane. They're gone now — dead or moved away, many of them forced out decades ago to make way for a never-realized highway. Brown, 82, now lives on Montgomery Street in the house where his grandfather founded a funeral home in 1909. His front steps face south into Sharp-Leadenhall, a historically African-American community between Federal Hill and M&T Bank Stadium, where tidy alleyway rowhouses give way to empty warehouses, cracked sidewalks and grassy vacant lots.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
A group of Baltimore students are calling on the school board to pull out of its agreement to purchase energy from a planned plant that would burn waste within a mile of two schools in one of the most polluted neighborhoods of the city. Students from Benjamin Franklin High School have reignited a debate over the Fairfield Renewable Energy Project - what the students and environmental advocates consider an incinerator - that was approved in 2010 and would be the largest of its kind in the nation.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
In less than decade, Caves Valley Partners has become one of the biggest players on the local real estate scene, with ambitious plans to reshape Towson and now South Baltimore. The principals of the Towson-based development firm, who have deep roots in the region, have drawn on those ties to build political and financial support for large-scale projects. Its latest proposal would plant a $250 million mix of offices, apartments and stores between Federal Hill and M&T Bank Stadium.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2011
A 52-year-old South Baltimore man, who was shot by police after pointing a pellet gun at officers, died from his injuries, officials said. Anthony Guglielmi, the police department's chief spokesman, said officers were called to the 3600 block of St. Victor Street before 9 p.m. for a report of an armed person. When they got there, the man, who was holding what turned out to be a pellet gun, refused to drop the weapon and was shot when he turned toward the officers. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later was pronounced dead.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed in south Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood early Tuesday morning, the third teen killed in the city in a little more than a week. Police did not release any information on potential suspects in the shooting of the boy, identified as Najee Thomas of Baltimore. Police found him inside a home in the 600 block of Roundview Road with a gunshot wound to his head around 1:15 a.m. after being called with a report of a serious shooting.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
More heavy rain is possible Friday evening, on top of the quick deluge from storms that flooded roadways and spawned a tornado warning in the afternoon. A flash flood watch is in effect through 10 p.m. Flood warnings around Baltimore had expired by early Friday evening, but some large puddles could remain on roadways. A moist air mass was expected to bring more storms with rainfall rates of up to 1-2 inches per hour. At the Inner Harbor, 1.58 inches of rain fell between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. as a line of storms passed through.
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By Andrea R. Bowden | June 12, 2014
Digital Harbor High School is a diverse, inclusive and successful school that prepares students for computer technology careers, college and productive citizenship. Recent media coverage about tensions among small groups of black and Latino students would suggest a divisive culture, but nothing could be further from the truth. Our demographics, philosophy and daily dealings with each other belie such a notion. Our 1,352 students - roughly three quarters of which are male to one quarter female - come from every sector of the city and 35 countries.
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