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  • Train fire, toxic cargo shut city

    Civil defense sirens wailed and major highways into Baltimore were closed after a freight train hauling hazardous chemicals caught fire yesterday afternoon in a century-old railroad tunnel under Howard Street, shutting down much of the city's downtown....
  • 'Hidden historical asset of Baltimore' was born of necessity

    The 1.7-mile Howard Street Tunnel that billowed smoke yesterday is not a prominent part of the Baltimore landscape, not a source of great civic pride. Yet the tunnel, mostly ignored and unseen - even unknown to many residents - is hugely important, the...
  • Howard St., tunnel reopen

    Five days after a train derailed and caught fire in a tunnel beneath Baltimore, city officials offered news last night bound to surprise and relieve commuters who had been stuck in traffic jams stretching from Baltimore's central business district to...
  • Aging infrastructure invites other disasters

    PERHAPS it was just coincidence that a water main broke, knocking out electricity, just as firefighters and emergency crews were trying to contain the smoky fire from a derailed train carrying toxic cargo downtown. But that series of calamities downtown...
  • Burning cars in rail tunnel resist control

    Baltimore firefighters waged a cautious second-day attack yesterday on a nightmarish railroad tunnel fire that shut downtown businesses, knotted traffic, upset freight service along the East Coast and Midwest and disrupted e-mails and cell phone service....
  • An all-nighter for O'Malley

    It was about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley had just left the annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clambake at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield. He was in good spirits, having attended one of the state's main political gatherings. But miles...
  • Morning transit

    Light rail: The Mass Transit Administration will operate a shuttle bus bridge this morning between its Patapsco and North Avenue stops, with buses traveling along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Eutaw Street and North Avenue. The buses will go directly...
  • Disaster experts to the rescue

    The train fire in the Howard Street Tunnel was terrible for Baltimore, the CSX railroad and the Orioles. But for an elite group of companies it meant big business. Almost from the moment thick, black smoke began billowing from the tunnel Wednesday...
  • Today's transit

    Metro: The Mass Transit Administration says the Metro is the best way to get into the city. Light rail: The MTA will operate a shuttle bus bridge between its Patapsco and North Avenue stops, with buses traveling along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard,...
  • City evaluates art in schools as part of 10-year renovation plan

    City evaluates art in schools as part of 10-year renovation plan
    Art conservator Lori Trusheim leaned out of a second-story window and squinted through her camera at a 72-square-foot copper sculpture that has become a local landmark. The elements have taken a toll over the past three decades, and she wants it...
  • Highest gas prices since 2008 expected for July 4th weekend

    Highest gas prices since 2008 expected for July 4th weekend
    With gas prices on the rise again, West Baltimore resident Coralee Penner says she may sell the "gas-guzzling" Hummer H3 she's driven since 2007. Penner said she's considering replacing her SUV with a more compact car to save on gas. In the meantime,...