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BDC Seeks Developer for 4 Downtown Properties Between The Block and Power Plant Live

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 2:00pm

Photo via Baltimore Development Corporation

The quasi-public nonprofit Baltimore Development Corporation is soliciting development ideas for four historic buildings in a neglected stretch downtown.

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Culture, Featured, Lifeline, Real Estate & Home

The Effect of a Dilapidated Home on a Baltimore Block

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 1:05pm

A vacant lot where 1906 Boone once stood. Photo via newrepublic.com.

Baltimore Fishbowl former senior editor Rachel Monroe, who left last year to pursue a freelance career, looks at the effects a single decaying home has on a block near Greenmount Cemetery in “The New Republic.” The house is no longer there, but the story behind it reveals why so many abandoned houses plague Baltimore and other cities. Read an excerpt below and view the entire story at newrepublic.com.

When it was still standing, 1906 Boone Street was a classic example of a Baltimore row house: three stories tall and only 15 feet wide, with a curved bay window in front and a narrow garden out back. Built in 1920, it featured a red brick facade, five bedrooms, and a claw-foot tub in the second-floor bathroom. Karen Saunders, who now lives two doors down, remembers living in the house as a child in the 1960s. Lewis Mitchell, a Coast Guard welder, purchased the house next door 21 years ago. Together with his brother, who lives one house over, Mitchell spent more than a year cleaning, painting, and repairing his new home. “I build ships,” Mitchell says. “I figured I could do a house.”

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Culture, Featured, Hampden, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

Hot House: A Row House On Hampden’s Fabled Christmas Street, $263K

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 12:27pm

Hot House: 717 W. 34th Street, Hampden, Baltimore MD 21211

Victorian style row house, circa 1900, in brick and stucco, with rubber roof. Front bow window, large front porch,  back deck. Three bedrooms, one full bath over 1,124 sq. ft., with unfinished basement, floored attic. Recently renovated country-style kitchen with six burner stove, exposed brick, Corian counters and large island. Hardwood floors throughout. Private fenced yard with one-car garage and parking pad: $263,000

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Annapolis, Featured, Food & Drink

Chick and Ruth’s Delly in Annapolis Now Under New Ownership

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 11:18am

Image via Google Street View

Annapolis’ most famous deli is under new management, though its outgoing longtime owner promises everything there will remain as is.

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Featured, Money & Power

Glitch at DPW Yields Screwed-Up (Shortened) Water Bills

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 9:30am

Was your water bill for last month extraordinarily low? Unfortunately, your low household consumption probably wasn’t the reason.

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Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Baltimore Archdiocese Steadfastly Denies Access to ‘The Keepers’ Priest’s Records

2 Written by: | Monday, Sep 18, 2017 4:16pm

Father A. Joseph Maskell’s file with the Catholic Church will remain sealed, to the dismay of tens of thousands of petition signatories.

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Featured, Lifeline, Ravens Nation

Ravens Ditch ‘DNA Day’ Promotion for Home Opener at Last Minute

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 18, 2017 11:15am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

“DNA Day” didn’t go down as planned at M&T Bank Stadium during Sunday’s home opener for the Ravens.

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Featured, Food & Drink, Harbor East

As Cinghiale Turns 10, Owner Tony Foreman Reminisces

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 18, 2017 10:15am

In 2007, when Cinghiale opened, Baltimore was a very different city. The restaurant scene was just beginning to blossom and local diners weren’t nearly as knowledgeable about food as they are today. Cinghiale’s new neighborhood, Harbor East, was in the early stages of development, with the Four Seasons Hotel a brand new construction project (the hotel, which anchors the neighborhood today, opened in 2011).

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Featured, Money & Power

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is Running for Governor

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 18, 2017 9:28am

Photo from April, via Kevin Kamenetz/Twitter

Baltimore County’s top elected officeholder ended months of speculation today, officially announcing a run for the governor’s office.

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Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Former Orioles Exec Janet Marie Smith Goes Back to School

1 Written by: | Friday, Sep 15, 2017 12:00pm

Los Angeles Dodgers during a game against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Camden Yards. Photo by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers, LLC 2013.

You can call her Professor Smith now.

Janet Marie Smith, the Baltimore resident, and nationally prominent urban designer and planner who played a key role in shaping Oriole Park at Camden Yards and other major league ballparks, has gone back to school.

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