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Author Archives: Melody Simmons

Bozzuto, Pritzker in joint venture

Two developers have joined forces to form a $75 million investment fund to construct and acquire apartment building projects in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The Bozzuto Group of Greenbelt and the Pritzker Realty Group of Chicago said Tuesday they were creating ...

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Bozzuto Group, Pritzker Realty Group form joint venture

Two developers have joined forces to form a $75 million investment fund to construct and acquire apartment building projects in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The Bozzuto Group of Greenbelt and the Pritzker Realty Group of Chicago said Tuesday they were creating ...

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Developer looks to upgrade Collington Square

The row of seven houses sits abandoned, boarded up and, like thousands of others in Baltimore, neglected almost to the point of falling down. But the city’s Board of Estimates sold them anyway last week for a total of $56,800 ...

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State’s builders in better shape than most

As national figures show a drop in market confidence among homebuilders, Maryland is not experiencing the same rock-bottom crisis, a housing expert says. John E. Kortecamp, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland Inc., said his reaction ...

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Developer says Fitzgerald already exceeding hopes

Standing tall at the edge of the Jones Falls Expressway near Maryland Avenue, the ultra-modern angles of The Fitzgerald apartments seem an unlikely symbol to weld the future of Mount Vernon with a slice of its historic past rooted in ...

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Going luxe at Towson Town Center

Breakfast at Tiffany’s. That’s how the latest era in local retail will begin, come Sept. 3 at Towson Town Center, as Tiffany & Co. becomes the newest store to open in the mall’s second-floor luxury wing. But despite the romantic, ...

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Brass Elephant to be auctioned

The Brass Elephant, once one of Baltimore’s most elegant restaurants, is on the auction block. PNC Bank has foreclosed on the celebrated Mt. Vernon property located in the 900 block of North Charles Street and scheduled an Aug. 3 sale ...

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New head for Public Works in city

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates has a new voting member. On Friday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shifted Alfred H. Foxx Jr. from director of the city’s Transportation Department to director of the Department of Public Works. As head of DPW, Foxx becomes ...

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Baltimore’s new health commissioner ready for challenges

Baltimore’s new health commissioner said she plans to focus on infant mortality, drug addiction and obesity as she enters office next month. Dr. Oxiris Barbot was introduced Wednesday as commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ...

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Barbot named Baltimore Health Commissioner

Oxiris Barbot, who was in charge of student health for the New York City school system, was named Wednesday as Baltimore’s new health commissioner by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Barbot, 45, a former chief of pediatrics and community medicine at Unity ...

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