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What’s The Controversy With The Roland Water Tower In Hoes Heights?

Have you seen that Rapunzel-looking brick tower next to the Hoes Heights neighborhood in North Baltimore? It just got restored, and everyone agrees it looks beautiful. That’s pretty much where the good feelings end. Now there’s a bitter argument over what’s going to happen to the little plot of land around the tower. Some folks want a park. Others want access roads. Baltimore Banner reporter Jasmine Vaughn-Hall joins the podcast to unpack how a seemingly innocent planning project has reaggravated some long-standing racial wounds in a historically Black neighborhood.

Baltimore sees Maryland’s first cold-related death of winter season

Maryland Department of Health officials have announced the first cold-related illness death of the 2022-2023 winter season in the city of Baltimore. Officials said Friday that a woman that was “in the 60 to 70 age range” died from a cold-related illness — an announcement that comes amid concerns about the spread of respiratory illnesses like RSV and COVID-19 during the winter months.

Fireworks will return to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for New Year’s Eve

After a two-year hiatus, Baltimore will have fireworks at the Inner Harbor on New Year’s Eve. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announced that the city’s traditional fireworks display will begin at midnight and last 12 to 15 minutes, and that the band Soul Centered will perform at the Inner Harbor from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Average rent prices in metro Baltimore fell slightly. Here’s why they might decline further.

After a year of rapidly rising rents, the average monthly price of rent in the Baltimore metropolitan area dipped last month — and could keep falling. That’s according to real estate economist Ken H. Johnson, who teaches at Florida Atlantic University. Together with researchers from Florida Gulf Coast University and the University of Alabama, Johnson publishes a monthly analysis of rent prices ...

Dangerous Baltimore’s Row Houses | URBEX GONE WRONG

Heya Paster’s. We bring you again into one of the worst areas in Baltimore city. This was I want to believe even a notch up from old town. Urbex gone wrong! It’s been on my list to film one of Baltimore’s most popular styles to live in. Of row houses. There are a few different types. It seems. The one I explore here seems to be an older style of real houses. I have not a clue to what these would be named for its style. Thanks get tense on this explore. What you could not see were the same cars checking up on what we were doing as well a man I would briefly talk to told me we were near an unsafe area, a block or so down. To make matters worse when I got inside one of the homes and you’ll see what I mean and what had happened while alone and felt I was not coming out unharmed. So put on your helmet, metal breastplate and send an army as we explore one of the most dangerous places I’ve explored yet.

Baltimore City Will Receive Part Of A $537.5 Million Settlement With Monsanto For Contamination In Waterways

Baltimore City will receive part of the $537.5 million settlement reached with Monsanto and two other companies in a nation-wide class action lawsuit over Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) contamination in city water systems, Blair Young reports for WBAL TV 11. Baltimore City originally sued Monsanto in 2019 before joining in the class action with other cities and counties including Los Angeles County, San Diego, Tacoma, and Portland.

Baltimore County’s top executive Olszewski lays out plans for his second term

When Johnny Olszewski is sworn in for his second four-year term as Baltimore County Executive, he will find himself in charge of a county awash in money for now but faces financial headwinds in the future. Record high inflation means that it costs much more for local governments to do or purchase anything and the financial cushion from federal COVID-19 relief funds is rapidly drying up. Controversial issues like a proposed plastic bag plan or imposing restrictions on developers building new housing near overcrowded schools are likely to be on Olszewski’s full plate.

Tree lighting ceremony in Towson begins the holiday season

BALTIMORE CO (WBFF) — A tree lighting ceremony took place in Towson this weekend to kick off the holiday season. There was a great turnout for Friday's tree lighting in Baltimore County, according to authorities. Baltimore County Police participated in the event and the joy of the beginning of...

Ellicott City: 7 Amazing Places To Visit In Ellicott City, Maryland

Tourist Attractions- Places To Visit In Ellicott City Maryland. Located just fourteen miles outside of Baltimore, Ellicott City Maryland is a popular destination for people who like to visit local historic sites. There is even an old firehouse that has been converted into a museum. Ellicott City has several art...

BALTIMORE'S Failed Apartment complex | Gompers School / Ashley Apartments

Pasters I take you into an abandoned school building from the early 1900s. Gompers school from 1906–1981. Also known as Samuel Gompers, general vocational school and eastern high school. Set abandoned for a handful of years until 1986 when HUD had bought the school building, converting it into 62 low income apartments. Closed in 1997. Deemed unsafe and heavily damaged by drug users and tenants. Now owned by the city, and has been abandoned ever since. Left into the abandoned. Come see the forgotten auditorium that was closed off while it was a complex, see the rotted gymnasium with all pictures drawn on the walls and much more in this massive abandoned school building. Tag along! Let’s explore.

After 8 years, Baltimore hoping to have a reliable ally in Annapolis with Democrat Wes Moore as governor

Since the start of his campaign, Gov.-elect Wes Moore has stood firm in his call to be a partner to Baltimore as he prepares to move from his adopted home to the state capital early next year. If Democrats statewide relish having one of their own occupying the state’s most powerful office after eight years of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimoreans in particular see an advantage in having a ...

Baltimore officials walk through communities looking to upgrade areas with blighted, vacant homes

BALTIMORE - The City of Baltimore created a pilot program to take an environmental approach to curb crime. It's called "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design" (CPTED), which aims to reduce violence by upgrading blighted spaces within certain communities. On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Brandon Scott, along with several other Baltimore City officials walked through N. Smallwood Street in Northwest Baltimore. According to Baltimore City, the goal is to improve the quality of life for residents through cleaning, creating green spaces, upgrading lighting and demolishing or repurposing vacant homes and spaces. "There's been a lot of vacants in the city for a very long time," said...

Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Christmas Village in Baltimore at West Shore Park: November 19th – December 24th. Artist Reception: Baltimore Plein Air Artist Crystal Moll at Maryland Women’s Heritage Center: Thursday from 4pm-6pm 51st Annual Monument Lighting Happy Hour and Post-Lighting Party at Mount Vernon Marketplace: Thursday from 5pm-10pm. Highlandtown Holiday Night...

Cold-related death of Baltimore woman has health experts warning of dangers

BALTIMORE - Nights are getting colder and low temperatures have already claimed the life of one Marylander this year.A woman in her 60s died of a cold-related illness in Baltimore City, the Maryland Department of Health announced Friday. Environmental health experts say it's a grim reminder of how important it is to be prepared for cold weather."Thank God I'm fortunate enough that we have enough items to bundle up in the cold, but I pray for those who are out here, subjected to passing away from low temperatures," said Crystal, a Baltimore resident. "That's really sad."Last year, 45 Marylanders died...

Mindfulness program empowering students expands beyond Baltimore (Part 2)

The nonprofit behind Baltimore’s groundbreaking school yoga program is expanding to serve students in the Akwesasne Mohawk territory along the U.S.-Canada border. Principals say they’re noticing a difference in their students’ behavior and stress levels as a result. One of the program’s founders tells NBC News’ Rehema Ellis that it’s all about helping students “connect to something bigger than just their neighborhood.”Dec. 2, 2022.