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Baltimore's Charles Street corridor is being reborn
Baltimore's Charles Street corridor is being reborn

I walk along Charles Street because it's never dull, empty or static. Lately, I've been fascinated by a trio of animated men dressed up as Statues of Liberty. They carry advertising signboards for a tax preparation service. Its office is in a building where, more than 50 years I ago, I bought my toy electric trains. I learned this week that the Charles Street Association, now officially known as the Historic Charles Street Association, is celebrating its centennial. There's also a Charles Street Development Corp. Both groups are run by Kristin Speaker, who came to the job in 2002. I asked her this week about the most significant change she's observed along the...

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