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26th Street residents return, though block remains construction zone
26th Street residents return, though block remains construction zone

Normalcy remained elusive for the residents of the Charles Village block that collapsed in April even as they came back home this week. Construction still hums outside as workers rebuild East 26th Street and the wall that held it above adjacent railroad tracks. The block of neighbors on East 26th Street in between North Charles and St. Paul streets, so close-knit that they coordinated the pastel colors of their rowhouses, were allowed to return after more than a month of work to shore up the street and reconnect utilities. On Saturday, the day most of them were expected to arrive, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake walked through the block to check on the progress of construction and to speak...

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