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Work on Baltimore casino halted temporarily

Construction on Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino has been halted until at least Friday after nearby neighborhood residents were granted a temporary restraining order by a Baltimore Circuit Court judge, The Sun reported.

The order — issued by Judge Yolanda Tanner — blocks work until a hearing is held on a lawsuit by Westport residents who claim inadequate handling of environmental contamination at the site, on Russell Street. The residents’ attorneys said casino developer CBAC Gaming, through its lawyer, previously had told them no work would commence before Friday’s hearing, but that construction activity had been observed there, The Sun said.