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May 8, 2012

A push to remake Oliver’s image

Freshly planted spring flowers and a large “Welcome Johns Hopkins Employees” sign at the corner of North Bond and Hoffman streets is a novel sight in Oliver, for decades one of the city’s most troubled and blighted neighborhoods on the east side. But it sums up the approach by a group of developers that recently […]

Mar 2, 2012

Real Estate Weekly – 3/2/12: Riderwood residents help Habitat for Humanity

Grants awarded to two area housing assistance programs Two Baltimore-area housing assistance programs received grants last week from NeighborWorks America. Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore received a $252,200 grant, while St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center was granted $150,500. Both organizations are members of the national NeighborWorks network. Dan Ellis, executive director of the Neighbo[...]

Mar 1, 2012

EBDI protestors met with city police in East Baltimore

City police were never far away Thursday morning as angry East Baltimore residents marched toward Johns Hopkins in protest of East Baltimore Development Inc., chanting "We want jobs!" and "If we don't work, nobody works!" EBDI has been redeveloping neighborhoods in the area, and out-of-work residents demand that they be given the jobs with the development.

Feb 3, 2012

Row house reduced to rubble on E. Preston Street

This row house at the corner of E. Preston and Hillman streets, part of a $5.3 million renovation project, collapsed on Jan. 20, leaving only a pile of debris where it once stood.

Dec 20, 2011

Residents demand community hires from EBDI

"If we don't work, nobody works!" chanted about 200 East Baltimore residents as they marched through the streets Tuesday morning toward the offices of EBDI, a nonprofit working to redevelop the area. Led by Baltimore Community Churches United, the group demanded to be hired in upcoming construction projects at the 88-acre site.

Dec 20, 2011

Residents march on EBDI demanding jobs

About 200 residents of East Baltimore met at the Triumph Christian Church Tuesday morning to march 10 blocks to EBDI's headquarters demanding jobs. Marchers chanted "We want jobs!" and "No more lies!"as they made their through the streets and gathered at EBDI's front door.

Dec 13, 2011

Construction expected to begin next month for $184M facility at EBDI

State officials have awarded a $170 million contract to Turner Construction Co. to build a new lab for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at the 88-acre East Baltimore Development Inc. site in Middle East. Construction is expected to begin next month, said Robert C. Brennan, executive director of the Maryland Economic Development […]

Nov 11, 2011

Top 5: ‘We will be in your face’

More troubles for the organizer of the Baltimore Grand Prix, another round of terminal shuffling at BWI and a drop in casino revenue were among the most-read business stories of the week. Baltimore’s newest hotel and a contentious hearing over a controversial East Baltimore redevelopment round out the Top 5: 1. Baltimore threatens to cut […]

Nov 10, 2011

Middle East residents line up to testify at second EBDI hearing

At the second investigative hearing on East Baltimore Development Inc. in the Baltimore City Council chambers, EBDI's CEO Christopher Shea touted transparency and job creation, while residents complained of the need for better access to jobs. The packed meeting was led by Councilman Carl Stokes, and Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young was also in attendance.

Oct 20, 2011

Photo of the Day – Vacant East Baltimore block

Check out a slideshow of our past Photos of the Day from The Daily Record’s staff photographers. We also have a SmugMug page, where you can purchase photos taken by The Daily Record staff Check out a slideshow of our past Photos of the Day from The Daily Record’s staff photographers. We also have a […]

Oct 19, 2011

EBDI’s CEO says work at school site is preparation, not demolition

Residents of Middle East say demolition has started at the site of a new community school before all city permits have been issued and all rodent and air quality monitors have been put into place, but the top executive of East Baltimore Development Inc. said that no demolition has taken place. The residents emailed an […]

Sep 20, 2011

Hopkins president lays out plans for East Baltimore Community School

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels launched a public campaign Tuesday outlining Hopkins’ plans for the new East Baltimore Community School, a public contract school in Middle East. During an hour-long presentation at the Hopkins Carey Business School, Daniels unveiled the university’s philosophy and intent to use the public school to help attract new […]

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