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August 16, 2011
When we lived off Lake Avenue, I noticed the lights on the Falls Road bridge over the railroad tracks were often on in the day. I have also noticed that typically some of the west side Beltway lights are on. Wednesday, for example, a long string of these lights were on as we traveled the Westside at 9 a.m. and were still on when we returned seven hours later. These are not isolated instances and have been going on for years - no, decades. This is another example of government waste.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | May 1, 2014
B.G. Purcell, owner of caramel maker Mouth Party, would like to stay where she is, in the Clipper Mill center of business and art studios. "It's a great space," she said. It didn't look so great on Thursday, however. Mouth Party, which recently celebrated its first anniversary on Clipper Mill Road in Woodberry, was a flooded disaster zone of wet boxes and ruined equipment. "Unfortunately, I think it's totaled," said Purcell, as she hugged well-wishers and commiserated with fellow Clipper Mill business owners, including Julie Sawyer, who works in media sales at Press Box, a sports publication.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2011
The problem: Street lights and directional signs remain dark in West Baltimore. The back story: Harry E. Bennett Jr. regularly travels from his home in Sandtown-Winchester to Westview Park to go bowling. For months, he's been troubled by the dark street signs in his neighborhood. At two intersections, lights have been dim on two green overhead signs — like the kind you see on highways — that direct drivers around the "Highway to Nowhere. " The signs are located on North Fulton Street, guiding drivers onto westbound Franklin Street, and on westbound Mulberry Street, to North Monroe Street.
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By Scott Dance, Kevin Rector and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
A nearly 120-year-old retaining wall that has troubled Charles Village residents for decades collapsed Wednesday amid a month's worth of rain, dumping street lights, sidewalks and half a dozen cars onto the CSX rail tracks below. No injuries were reported. City officials evacuated 19 adjacent homes along East 26th Street and urged residents to avoid the area in case of lingering instability. The landslide halted CSX rail traffic through what is a main artery to the port of Baltimore.
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December 13, 1996
HOUSE TOURS are a unique American tradition. Nowhere else in the world will ordinary people open their homes to strangers who buy a ticket. Yes, some of the castles and manor houses of England and France can be toured for a fee. But they are not regular people's homes.This is the season of house tours and a nice one is coming up. Six Uniontown homes and several other buildings can be toured from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The admission is $10 and all proceeds go to community projects."We hope to raise several thousand dollars," tour organizer Barbara Childs says.
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December 1, 1992
Uniontown is a historic treasure of Carroll County, its 19th century homes on Main Street well kept with fresh paint and loving restoration. A leisurely stroll from the Methodist cemetery to the town limits along the narrow sidewalk is a peaceful retreat to yesteryear.But this town is no living museum. The lace-curtained antique front parlors merge into more modern habitations in the back. Residents care about their present while nurturing their civic heritage.The town's needs of today and yesterday have come into conflict in a controversy over Uniontown's 50-year-old street lights.
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By Staff Report | February 11, 1993
The Westminster City Council plans to increase the illumination from street lights in some sections of the city as a crime-fighting measure.On Monday night, the council approved a police department proposal to change mercury vapor lights to higher powered sodium vapor lights. Sodium vapor lights currently are in use in downtown Westminster.The action came after a fatal shooting on South Center Street that police said was a drug-related murder Jan. 28.Lt. Dean Brewer told the council that dark areas on some streets make it easy for drug deal ers to avoid police scrutiny.
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By Staff Report | June 7, 1993
Half a century ago, Arthur W. Feeser, owner of A. W. Feeser Canning Co. in Silver Run, and another local businessman decided that their community ought to have street lights.So Mr. Feeser dipped into his cash register and came up with the money to install lamps in downtown Silver Run and along Mayberry and Cherrytown roads.Also in the early 1940s, the Independent Order of Mechanics, a now-defunct lodge in Union Mills, sponsored the installation of street lights along Route 97 in that community.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | September 6, 1994
South Court Street residents have heard that drug dealers and users call the street "Crack Alley." But some of the neighbors are ready to try to shed that label."
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By Jacques Kelly | November 5, 1990
When the water stops running in outdoor fountains downtown, David Stein gets the call. When the weeds choke tree wells along Charles Street, he pulls them. When Lexington Mall merchants pitch their shipping cartons onto the sidewalk, he is the one who casts a disapproving eye.Stein, 34, is the man on the hot seat who's responsible for the maintenance of downtown. He's the groundskeeper of an area that runs from the Inner Harbor to North Avenue, from the Jones Falls Expressway to Martin Luther King Boulevard.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 29, 2013
It was the suddenness that shocked me. This is one night 22 years ago. I had just moved to Miami and was visiting Coconut Grove for the first time. I remember being charmed. The side streets were lined with cozy bungalows. On the main streets there was light and music and an air of bohemia going upscale that made you want to linger and people-watch as women who looked as if they just stepped from the pages of Vogue were squired to and from nightclubs, restaurants and boutiques by handsome men in guayaberas.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | February 5, 2013
With what appear to be the best of intentions, the Bel Air Town Commissioners took an action this week that is likely to make an already bad traffic situation worse. For many years, residents of English Country Manor, the pleasant little community off of Gateway Drive behind Harford Mall, have complained to the town about what they perceive as the need for a traffic light at the intersection of Gateway Drive and Boulton Street. The commissioners on Monday approved an $85,000 contract to install the light, and it could operational by May, the town's public works director said.
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By Fred B. Shoken | January 13, 2013
Comedian Chris Rock has observed that Martin Luther King stood for nonviolence, but now "Martin Luther King" is a street - and if you're on Martin Luther King Boulevard anywhere in America, violence is taking place. I believe that Baltimore's Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is less violent than many other similarly named streets in America. As a relatively new road (dating from 1982), there are few buildings fronting the boulevard. The roadway, which hugs the western edge of downtown, doesn't run through a particular neighborhood.
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From The Aegis | December 11, 2012
Aberdeen Aberdeen police report: A man was exposing himself Thursday at Route 22 and Beards Hill Road. A theft was reported Thursday in the 600 block of West Bel Air Avenue. Construction equipment was stolen at the pumping station in the 300 block of Michael Lane on Thursday. A cell phone was stolen Thursday at Home Depot, in the 900 block of Beards Hill Road. A TV was stolen Thursday in the 600 block of West Bel Air Avenue. Someone broke into Impressions First Salon, in the 200 block of West Bel Air Avenue, on Friday.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, traffic was slow at Linwood Road and Madison Street, due to an accident. Cleanup from an accident was slowing traffic on Washington Boulevard near I-195 in Baltimore County. A disabled vehicle was blocking traffic on U.S. 29 south at Old Columbia Road in Howard County. Debris in the road was blocking traffic on the inner loop of I-695 near Greenspring Avenue in Baltimore County. Light rail service is suspended between the Timonium and Hunt Valley stations due to construction work.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2011
The problem: An old street light on West North Avenue blocks the sidewalk for wheelchair users. The backstory: Reader Rick Dorr went to great lengths to document the problems at the intersection of West North Avenue and Mount Royal Avenue, on the border of Bolton Hill and Reservoir Hill. He took measurements, bought a disposable camera, drew diagrams on the printed images and mailed them to Watchdog. Primarily, Dorr was concerned about a rusty street light pole on the southwest corner of the intersection, across from the Interstate 83 ramps.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2011
The problem: Lights inside a Mount Washington park have been dark for more than a month. The back story: Beverly Kukoly has called. Her neighbors have called. Finally, there was no one to call but Watchdog. Kukoly lives across the street from Irvin Luckman Memorial Park, where the lights that usually illuminate the park have been dark for weeks. "It's always been beautifully lit as a rule," she said. There are street lights on the blocks that surround the park, but not within its confines.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 11, 1991
NEW YORK -- New York Mayor David N. Dinkins presented a "doomsday" budget yesterday that would pare the Big Apple toward a seedy core, raising taxes while turning off 25 percent of the street lights, laying off 28,000 city workers and closing many libraries, clinics and the Central Park Zoo.All week, New Yorkers have heard grim tidbits about what bad times have wrought, including a somber televised speech in which the mayor suggested that citizens themselves...
NEWS
August 16, 2011
When we lived off Lake Avenue, I noticed the lights on the Falls Road bridge over the railroad tracks were often on in the day. I have also noticed that typically some of the west side Beltway lights are on. Wednesday, for example, a long string of these lights were on as we traveled the Westside at 9 a.m. and were still on when we returned seven hours later. These are not isolated instances and have been going on for years - no, decades. This is another example of government waste.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2011
The problem: Lights inside a Mount Washington park have been dark for more than a month. The back story: Beverly Kukoly has called. Her neighbors have called. Finally, there was no one to call but Watchdog. Kukoly lives across the street from Irvin Luckman Memorial Park, where the lights that usually illuminate the park have been dark for weeks. "It's always been beautifully lit as a rule," she said. There are street lights on the blocks that surround the park, but not within its confines.
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