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  • Chromium taints groundwater beyond Harbor Point

    Chromium taints groundwater beyond Harbor Point
    Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....
  • Part of UIC evacuated after gas leak

    Part of UIC evacuated after gas leak
    A gas leak caused by a construction company hitting a gas main caused the evacuation of nearby parts of the University of Illinois at Chicago for about half an hour this morning, officials said. A construction company hit a natural gas main at 900 W....
  • Casino license competitors have strengths, weaknesses

    Casino license competitors have strengths, weaknesses
    Although Maryland has handed out five casino operating licenses, the state is entering uncharted territory with the allocation of its sixth. For the first time, there's real competition. Three serious operators submitted bids to run a casino in Prince...
  • $1 billion for new city schools: From non-starter to law

    $1 billion for new city schools: From non-starter to law
    Baltimore schools chief Andrés Alonso went to Annapolis last year seeking approval for a bold $2 billion plan to replace many of the city system's crumbling buildings. The idea didn't even make it out of committee. Prospects still looked bleak in...
  • Troubled Dolton senior center a burden on taxpayers

     Troubled Dolton senior center a burden on taxpayers
    The Dorchester Senior Center in the south suburbs has a steady stream of visitors: attentive relatives, busy repairmen and, lately, inquisitive federal investigators. The five-story, village-owned building that looks out over a dreary interstate has...
  • Caesars breaks ground on Russell Street casino, plans opening next year

    Caesars breaks ground on Russell Street casino, plans opening next year
    Despite pending legal challenges, the developers of Baltimore’s casino formally began construction Wednesday on the planned $400 million gambling complex near the two stadiums. Chad Barnhill, general manager of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore,...
  • Balto. Co. to fund new school buildings to ease overcrowding

    Balto. Co. to fund new school buildings to ease overcrowding
    Baltimore County plans to overhaul its elementary school buildings to add more than 1,700 seats in its central and southwestern neighborhoods, where overcrowding has pushed students and teachers into portable classrooms and hallways for their lessons....
  • Havre de Grace councilman vows to continue fight for new high school [Letter]

    Editor: In a recent edition of our local newspapers, one of the main stories was that Fallston schools were the big winners in Harford School construction plans. It further states that the Board of Education passed an Educational Facilities Master...
  • Baltimore's rentals in high demand, fueling building boom

    Baltimore's rentals in high demand, fueling building boom
    To win the two-bedroom Canton condo Jillian Rimmer wanted, she offered to pay $75 more a month than the asking rent of $1,600. It worked: The landlord chose her bid, and she and a roommate live there now. "I was willing to pay that for the great...
  • Harbor Point's risk not worth reward

    Harbor Point's risk not worth reward
    The talk about city projects always goes round and round. The mayor's glowing study for the magic kingdom of Harbor Point shows that there will be 9,200 permanent jobs and 7,200 construction jobs ("Mayor, builder push for Harbor Point tax deal," June 7)....
  • California jobs: Construction sector sheds thousands of jobs

    California jobs: Construction sector sheds thousands of jobs
    The California construction industry lost thousands of jobs last month, according to new government data, bucking a trend that saw the industry outpace growth in other sectors amid a resurgent housing market. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said...