This month, Baltimore confirmed its desire to replace its waterfront volleyball courts with a park-topped parking lot. How many cities want to turn their highly-popular waterfront area into a parking lot, removing a key discriminator between themselves and other cities trying to recruit young professionals and spending $32 million to do it?
Some say the struggles of the Inner Harbor carousel — which received a more forgiving lease this month — speak to the limits of smaller projects and the need for a bigger scope when it comes to changing the dynamic of the south side of the waterfront.
Vegetarian activists have sued in federal court two Baltimore police officers who forced them to stop leafleting at the Inner Harbor — the latest legal front after years of disputes over the constitutional rights of protesters in the city.
City officials said the owners of Harborplace are moving closer to performing improvements on the signature Inner Harbor properties, which have faded since their celebrated opening more than 30 years ago into a collection of stores dominated by chain restaurants, souvenir sellers and vendors of cold desserts.
Maria G. Zannino, a longtime Highlandtown funeral director who was active in numerous Italian cultural and social organizations, died Saturday from complications of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 80.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun