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As Port Covington debate heats up, influential Baltimore pastors take sides

As Port Covington debate heats up, influential Baltimore pastors take sides

Port Covington TIF Alvin C. Hathaway Sr. Bishop Douglas I. Miles BUILD Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank

When the Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway Sr. describes the benefits of the proposed Port Covington development for Baltimore, he cites the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah: "Seek the peace and prosperity of the city," the prophet says, "because if it prospers, you too will prosper."

But Bishop Douglas I. Miles — who opposes Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's request for $660 million in public financing for the $5.5 billion project in South Baltimore — thinks the Book of Nehemiah is more fitting. In that, the walls of Jerusalem have broken down, and the city is...

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