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Author Archives: Donald C. Fry

A win for Baltimore (access required)

Each year, an estimated 10,000 men and women are released from incarceration and return to Baltimore, often to the very neighborhoods where they resided prior to being arrested. Despite some misconceptions, the majority of these returning citizens have no interest ...

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A fresh opportunity for transformative leadership in Baltimore (access required)

In three weeks, Baltimore will inaugurate a new mayor, and eight new city council members will take office, marking one of the most significant transitions in the city’s elected leadership in more than a decade. Change in government brings about ...

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How Baltimore can remain a ‘Knowledge Capital’ (access required)

The Brookings Institution recently ranked the Baltimore metro area as one of the world’s “knowledge capitals,” an impressive list that includes such well-known economic power hubs as San Jose, Seattle and Zurich. The goal of the Brookings researchers was to ...

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What we can learn from the Port Covington deal and TIFs (access required)

With the Baltimore City Council’s approval of the public financing package for the proposed Port Covington project, Sagamore Development Co. can move forward with final permitting approvals and activating the engineers, bulldozers and construction crews. There is still an incredible ...

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Donald C. Fry: A glimmer of hope for Penn Station (access required)

When it comes to customer traffic for rail service, Baltimore’s Penn Station sits pretty high on the list. In fact, it’s the eighth-busiest in the Amtrak network with about 1.1 million riders a year coming and going from the station, ...

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