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Author Archives: Melody Simmons

Optimism abounds at Thames Street Wharf

The celebratory ribbon cutting at the water’s edge in Harbor Point Thursday held different meanings to the cast of dignitaries in attendance: jobs, development, environmental turnaround and a new tax base for the city. But all who spoke before the ...

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Baltimore hikes water, sewer rates

If the two things in life you can count on are death and taxes, Baltimore residents should brace this summer for the latter. The city’s Board of Estimates approved an immediate hike of water and sewer rates totaling 9 percent ...

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New look for 100 Light Street to be unveiled

Owners of one of the signature towers in the inner harbor will unveil a new look Thursday complete with open green space where stately pink granite once decorated a plaza as well as a new lobby, cafeteria and parking garage. ...

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Baltimore bottle tax looms as budget deadline nears

With $20 million in new taxes and fees approved Monday night to help close a $121 million budget gap, members of the Baltimore City Council are one vote short of approving a controversial bottle tax that has hung in the ...

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Nearly an empty shell at the Broadway Market

Regulars visit the bright orange counter of Vikki’s Fells Point Diner in the Broadway Market for crab cakes, homemade coleslaw, egg salad and freshly brewed sweet tea. Their loyalty has kept the small business alive as much of the market ...

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Luxury living in Baltimore at a discount

Nearly six months after a swank, modern town home development in Baltimore was sold at a foreclosure auction, many of the units are going back on the market — at up to $261,000 below the original asking price. The new ...

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Senior complex set for Memorial Stadium area

On a patch of land close to where legends like Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, Alan Ameche, Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson and Cal Ripken Jr. used to rock Memorial Stadium, a trendy, new, long-term senior housing complex is about to break ...

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BRAC-fueled growth will transform Harford into a high-tech hub

BEL AIR — Harford County will go to the market Tuesday for a $192 million bond sale, an unprecedented benchmark in the transformation of this once-sleepy, rural area by a tidal wave of change known as the Base Realignment and ...

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Middle Branch Marina set for auction next month

A small marina located next to the Baltimore Rowing Club is scheduled to go to public auction next month — just as the Middle Branch community where the marina sits on a quiet cove is in the midst of a ...

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