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Aug 28, 2011

Hopkins poised to take over East Baltimore Community School

As Baltimore public schools begin a new year, the Johns Hopkins University is poised to expand its academic reach from the college level to pre-K and elementary students in the East Baltimore community. Taking over the East Baltimore Community School, which now meets in trailers on the playground of the former Elmer A. Henderson Elementary […]

Aug 24, 2011

EBDI development plan draws fire from Middle East residents

Residents of Middle East reacted angrily again Wednesday night against efforts to present a new development plan for their community, saying they have been disenfranchised from the process and fear they will be priced out of their neighborhood. In a third meeting at East Baltimore Development Inc., called to discuss a proposed plan for the […]

Aug 21, 2011

Program seeks to break stereotypes of young urban black males

Eleven-year-old Tra’Shawn Brown was walking to a convenience store on his block in East Baltimore’s Oliver neighborhood when a man ran up to him, grabbed his money and ran off. “I filed a police report,” Tra’Shawn said. “But seriously, who robs an 11-year-old?” That was why Tra’Shawn didn’t get out of the house much until […]

Aug 10, 2011

Board of Public Works to sell bonds for state health lab

Despite warnings from Comptroller Peter Franchot that the state is on course to exceed its capital debt ceiling in 2017, the Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to sell bonds for a $184.8 million state health lab as part of the massive East Baltimore Development Inc. redevelopment project. The Maryland Economic Development Corp., the state […]

Jul 18, 2011

Middle East may become Beacon Park after a makeover

Developers of an 88-acre site in East Baltimore will soon unveil a new blueprint for the stalled $1.8 billion redevelopment that includes a proposal to rebrand the area and change the name of the Middle East community to Beacon Park. Sources close to the project say the study by the Baltimore advertising agency Carton Donofrio […]

Jun 6, 2011

Photo of the Day – Row house ravaged by fire

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May 20, 2011

Real Estate Weekly: Mercy opens new medical facility

Plantation plan problem Development plans for a once-thriving plantation site near the National Harbor resort on the Potomac River’s shore in Prince George’s County are drawing scrutiny from preservationists, who say slave quarters left at the site could be destroyed. The plantation was once owned by physician and slave owner John H. Bayne. In 1834, […]

May 16, 2011

Incentives lure potential homebuyers to Live Baltimore tour

Lured by incentives that total up to $5,000, about 200 potential homeowners searched a list of homes on the city’s West Side over the weekend as part of Live Baltimore’s Buying into Baltimore program. Anna Custer-Singh, executive director of the nonprofit group, said Monday no figures were available on the exact number of sales or […]

May 8, 2011

20-story residence north of Hopkins hospital topped out

The 20-story student residence tower north of the Johns Hopkins Hospital has been “topped out,” an insider’s term for the completion of the top-floor framing of a building. Hopkins administrators and officials of East Baltimore Development Inc., the nonprofit created by the city in 2001 to oversee redevelopment of Middle East, noted the event last […]

May 4, 2011

After relocation, ex-Middle East resident living in misery

For the past five years since being relocated by East Baltimore Development Inc. to a new city neighborhood, Lucille Gorham says she has been living in misery. Just after she settled on the single-family house in the 3400 block of Kentucky Avenue in Belair-Edison for a purchase price of $184,900, a multitude of things went […]

Apr 21, 2011

Opponents file new lawsuit against Superblock plan

Opponents of the proposed Superblock redevelopment have filed another lawsuit to stop the project, this time alleging approved demolition plans would violate a historic preservation agreement. The lawsuit says J. Rodney Little, director of the Maryland Historical Trust, exceeded his powers last December when he gave conditional approval to the $150 million project’s plans, which […]

Apr 7, 2011

EBDI is buying out Miss Daisy for $250K

Daisy Jackson has worked the small, cut-rate liquor store she owns at Eager Street and North Broadway since 1975. But all week, the 74-year-old was clearing out nearly a lifetime of memories at D and A Liquors as she prepares to vacate the red-brick row house decorated with brown paneling, wood shelves, bulletproof Plexiglas and […]

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