The Save the Trees Alliance circulates a petition to oppose the plan by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, a nonprofit charged with the upkeep of the monument and surrounding squares, to replace more than 100 trees. They say they have gathered more than 2,000 signatures.
Baltimore schools interim CEO Tisha Edwards announced a sweeping plan Tuesday that would close seven schools in June, including struggling programs that originally were slated to stay open and undergo renovations.
Architects presented on Tuesday, Nov. 5, the first version of design plans for the $27.5 million addition and renovation project at Dumbarton Middle School to the Baltimore County Board of Education's Building and Contracts Committee.
Carroll County is facing fines of up to $10,000 a day after the Maryland Department of Environment and the Attorney General's office reviewed the county's efforts to avoid levying a stormwater fee on residents.
Patuxent Valley Middle School parents are concerned their school won't get the renovations they say it needs because of budget constraints. Meanwhile, the school is due to be redistricted in order to open the new Hanover middle school next year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to help educate Baltimore families about the risks to young children of lead poisoning, which despite progress made in reducing exposure over the years still affects nearly 3,000 youngsters across Maryland.
Historians and architects have a $5 million plan to repair the pillar that was closed to the public three years ago for safety reasons. They expect it to reopen for tours — and a panoramic view of the city from 178 feet above Charles Street — for its bicentennial on Independence Day, 2015. By January, scaffolding will begin to enclose the monument for repairs from decades of water damage to the marble, stones and bricks..
The restoration of the J.C. Davis, an 1875 B & O steam engine that was damaged when the 2003 President's Day blizzard swept into Maryland and caused the roof of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum to collapse, is well on its way to being restored.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Government agencies and nonprofit groups have produced and planted a record 1.25 billion baby native oysters in Maryland waters this year, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday, declaring it a milestone in the long-running effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay's depleted bivalve population.
After restorations that have taken more than six months, Montpelier Mansion has thrown open its doors to visitors once again. But don't look for a new look — or even a facelift on the 18th-century Georgian beauty. Almost all the restoration work took place behind the scenes, in the cellars and crawl spaces.
The Howard County Board of Education approved at $94.6 million capital budget request for fiscal year 2015, as members of the Wilde Lake community turned out to support the funds included for a much-needed renovation at the oldest middle school in the county.
Baltimore City has erroneously underbilled a downtown office tower owned by Orioles majority owner Peter G. Angelos by $390,000 in property taxes since 2011, government officials say — the latest example of costly mistakes emerging from the city's Finance Department.
As students inside learned in their newly renovated, state-of-the-art classrooms at Stoneleigh Elementary in Towson Tuesday morning, Principal Christine Warner and a host of elected officials thanked the parents and community who advocated so hard for the addition and renovation.
The Rev. Mark Stanley loves his work as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church on North Charles Street, but during his first eight years on the job, he had a problem. The lighting in the historic building was so poor, the color of the walls and ceiling so drab that he could barely make out his congregants from the pulpit.
$1.6 million in renovations to two public schools in Charles Village are the first tangible results of the Homewood Community Partners Initiative that was announced in December. The Initiative was Hopkins' attempt to help 10 struggling communities in the north Baltimore area. This morning, Hopkins president and interim schools CEO were on hand to announce the renovations to Barclay and Margaret Brent elementary/middle schools.
In Harford County, a primary benefit of these efforts is that it is possible to take a walk in a wild or semi-wild area close to home and see some of the creatures that have been around since long before anyone had any idea that there would be a place called Harford County.
Several lawmakers are calling on the state to compensate Baltimore amid new disclosures that errors in the historic property tax credit program for homeowners have cut revenue to the city over the past several years.
Up to 300 Baltimore homeowners are seeing a jump in property tax bills because the city says they have been receiving excessive credits for historic renovations, says a City Council member who was briefed on the issue.
The 172-year-old whaler Charles W. Morgan, the nation's oldest merchant vessel, is about to emerge from an almost five year, multi-million dollar restoration Sunday that was headed by a former Marylander, when her hull meets the cooling waters of the Mystic River in Connecticut.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Three restoration and remediation experts from Rainbow International of Northeastern Maryland have earned certifications for microbial remediation, crime and trauma scene decontamination, and water damage restoration.
Herbert B. Groh, whose nearly seven decades as a Baltimore-based mariner spanned the gamut from running errands on the city docks of the 1930s to life as a harbor pilot and tugboat captain, and who helped rescue and rehabilitate the liberty ship-turned-floating-museum John W. Brown, died June 6 after a heart attack at the Catonsville Commons nursing home. He was 92.
Harris Creek is ground zero for an ambitious $31 million experiment to see if the bay's depleted oyster population can be restored, one creek and river at a time, and perhaps help clean up and revitalize the bay.
The first troops showed up on a Saturday morning at the four-bedroom house in Columbia heavily armed: saws, hammers, crowbars, drills. They have returned three times since and are expected to be back again next week in hopes of making repairs upstairs and down, inside and out.