As I watched Baltimore burn on the night of Freddie Gray’s funeral four years ago this month, the only comfort I could find was in the thought that the city I loved could not possibly ever again look worse to the world than it did at that profoundly sad moment. But recent events proved me wrong.
The two-decade evolution of the Inner Harbor’s east side from rough industrial to ritzy waterfront will continue this summer with the opening of another high-end residential building called Liberty Harbor East.
Nearly 10 years have passed since city leaders first announced a plan to reinvigorate Baltimore’s ailing central business district. And a residential boom has clearly occurred. But is downtown reinvigorated? Last year's headlines suggest not.
Property owners in downtown Baltimore, concerned about crime and delayed maintenance, plan to add their voices, and possibly their resources, to improving the downtown area that has been getting an influx of residents and office workers.
Two “squeegee kids” were arrested Christmas Eve after Baltimore police say they threw rocks and sprayed Windex at a driver. Police say a driver reported being assaulted on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Downtown Partnership “ambassadors” in florescent green vests have been deployed to key Baltimore intersections at morning and evening rush hours to monitor interactions between “squeegee kids” and motorists.
Balitmoreans can chow down on cocoa, cookies and chestnuts roasted on an open fire next Thursday in Monument Park. If they take a moment to look up from their plates, they’ll also see the Washington Monument brighten the sky with holiday lights.
As the Baltimore Bike Share system languished again this summer, the program’s vendor billed the city more than half a million dollars for operational costs “highly beyond the initial level” and asked the city to bundle bicycle theft reports to exceed the company's $10,000 insurance deductible.
The Downtown Partnership and Veolia have collaborated in an effort to paint three of the steam pipes in Downtown Baltimore. Artist Kerry Cesen has been commissioned to paint the three large steam pipes.
After former Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis called on him to run for mayor, former police spokesman T.J. Smith says, "I’m going to support our current administration. My full support is behind Mayor Catherine Pugh."
What's the new plan for Baltimore's oldest public market? Dan goes to Lexington Market to speak with two key players: Robert Thomas, executive director of the city's public markets, and Kirby Fowler, president of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.
The 500 employees of mid-Atlantic headquarters will be moving in to new 1 Light Street tower headquarters in mid-September. Bank says they have used about half dozen longtime, Baltimore firms to design space, design furniture, create signage and create large photo murals.
A coalition of business and advocacy groups sent a letter this weekend to Gov. Larry Hogan opposing the recent calls to limit or eliminate Light Rail service in Anne Arundel County, arguing such cutbacks “would come at a direct cost to the region.”
Baltimore businessman and collector Steve Geppi is shuttering his Geppi's Entertainment Museum and donating a portion of his comics and pop culture collection to the Library of Congress, including original storyboards for the first Mickey Mouse cartoon