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Down on the Corner

by Edward Ericson Jr., City Paper – The legal battle over curbside solicitation at North and Mount Royal echoes citywide divisions It’s four p.m. on April 22, a beautiful spring day in Baltimore. At the corner of Mount Royal and North avenues, a group of seven people are working in traffic. Dressed in yellow T-shirts, …

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Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children

- by John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun – Federal officials are eying a large vacant office building near Lexington Market on Baltimore’s west side as a potential shelter for children caught attempting to enter the country illegally, several officials familiar with the issue said Monday. The children are part of a recent surge of immigrants …

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Haystack: Residents react to new parking app

- by Danielle Sweeney, The Baltimore Guide The next chapter in Canton’s ongoing parking saga is a new app called Haystack. In principle, the app is simple. Haystack, which went live for Apple IOS users yesterday, allows a driver who needs a parking space to connect with a driver leaving a parking space for mutual …

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City Hall Notebook: The Box Is Banned

- by P. Kenneth Burns, WYPR.org, The Baltimore City Council voted to prevent employers from conducting criminal background checks before a job interview. The council approved the “Ban The Box’ bill in a 10-4 vote Monday despite concerns from the business community over criminal penalties in the bill. Violating the law will result in a …

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Apartment tower proposed for key Inner Harbor site

By Natalie Sherman, Baltimore Sun – A Pikesville developer will present plans to the city next week to build one of Baltimore’s tallest buildings on the site of the former McCormick & Co. spice factory at the Inner Harbor, transforming the skyline with a luxury apartment tower.  District 11 City Councilman Bill Cole called the …

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