City Hall is laying the groundwork for a major overhaul of the city-owned market that could cost up to $25 million … But officials acknowledge that managing what happens outside is vital to achieving success inside.
Audrey Eastman, above, stamps a red heart over a newly filled pothole in front of her home in the 2800 block of Guilford Ave. Mrs. Eastman was the first person to participate in the city’s new program to turn filling a pothole into an act of love. The $10 road repair was a valentine to Mrs. Eastman’s husband, Donald. (Ellis J. Malashuk, Baltimore Sun photo, 1983)
Well, they can’t all be winners.
Mayor Schaefer’s pothole-valentine program may not rank among his top 10,000 best ideas for improving civic life.
There have been a lot of written Baltimore-you’re-tugging-at-my-heartstrings pieces passed along in the past few days. Here’s a roundup of the ones that have caught our eyes, including those not-quite-thinkpieces-but-reflect-on-Baltimore-pieces. Feel free let us know if you see any others.
In 1904, the Great Baltimore Fire began near the present Baltimore Arena. It raged through the city for two days, destroying more than 1,500 buildings and 70 blocks — or more than 140 acres. Although it’s widely believed that no one died in the fire, an article in The Sun on Feb. 20, 1904…
In 1974, Penn Hotel in Towson suddenly and mysteriously closed its doors. The building, which was actually a complex of bars and dining rooms and and not a hotel at all, was a favorite stomping ground among local lawyers, businessmen and politicians. (Irving Phillips, Baltimore Sun photo,…