The Baltimore Sun

July 18, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>A new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that living in poor and violent neighborhoods can significantly increase your risk of heart attack or stroke.</p>
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June 30, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>West Baltimore residents and community groups see a new light rail project as their way up for their blighted neighborhood.</p>
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June 26, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Maryland's transit parking lots are overflowing into nearby neighborhoods, as buses, park-and-rides, and even their long-derided light rail, fill up.</p>
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June 17, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Baltimore considers following in the footsteps of Paris, San Francisco and Copenhagen by opening a "design center", a place for people to gather and debate the design of their city.</p>
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June 4, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>'The process is a runaway train,' says a city councilor, as plans move forward to build two residential towers on Baltimore's vanishing waterfront.</p>
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May 21, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>A committee in Baltimore charged with the task of encouraging more public involvement in land use decisions is learning how difficult that can be as it faces criticism that its own meetings didn't get enough participation from residents.</p>
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May 14, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Architects in Baltimore are arguing that the city should build its new arena near its other sports facilities, freeing up the old location for redevelopment that can help revitalize its downtown.</p>
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April 9, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>With HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson's departure, it's time to begin reinvesting in the nation's public housing stock.</p>
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March 25, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A public art exhibit in a Baltimore park has elicited complaints and compliments from various voices in the city. But like it or not, the art is good for the city's consideration of and connection to its public spaces, according to this editorial.</p>
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February 25, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Plans to create an urban renewal district in South Baltimore have been denied by the city's Planning Commission, arguing that forcibly removing residents and businesses is not a reasonable method for saving the neigborhood.</p>
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February 14, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Cities across the country scramble to deal with abandoned properties as they drive down local economies.</p>
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January 25, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Construction of a new university bookstore in downtown Baltimore is seen as a critical piece of the downtown's rebirth. City officials are looking at offering tax incentives to ensure the bookstore deals comes through.</p>
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January 9, 2008, 8am PST
<p>For the third time, the city of Baltimore is considering a zone change that would allow live-in drug centers to be located in residential areas. Residents are opposed, but the Department of Justice has threatened to sue unless changes are made.</p>
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November 28, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>The state has launched a revamped home buyer assistance program that provide grants to employees who buy a home within 10 miles from their work.</p>
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November 22, 2007, 7am PST
<p>In 2008, Maryland voters will consider a plan to allow slot gambling machines in the state. But local zoning regulations could trump the state law, giving communities control over whether the machines are allowed or not.</p>
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November 1, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>An enormous Iraqi dam that was "fundamentally flawed" when constructed is on the verge of failure, according to a recently released audit.</p>
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October 19, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Residents say the state's smart growth policies have done little to reign in sprawl, though questions remain about what action to take.</p>
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October 8, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Though former governor Parris Glendening is often seen as the father of smart growth, studies indicate that even with the state's efforts, little progress has been towards reigning in sprawl.</p>
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September 17, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Two buildings in Baltimore were recently approved by the city's historic preservation commission as being worthy of historic designation. The only problem is that the owners don't want it.</p>
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September 3, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Transit advocates in Baltimore are calling on regional officials to throw out an $8.7 billion traffic congestion plan because it relies too heavily on highway projects and not enough on transit options.</p>
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