On Sunday, March 30th from 4-7pm, area robotics teams will be matched with executives and teach them how to drive their competition robots. The executives will then compete against each other in a bracket-style robotics tournament. Taking place at the Baltimore Robotics Center located at 1001 West Pratt Street.
The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men’s Basketball Championship is making its Baltimore debut this weekend, featuring local teams such as top-seeded Delaware and second-seeded Towson. The tournament gets started on Friday at the Baltimore Arena with the championship game on Monday.
The deadline passed on Tuesday night to file candidacy for the 2014 Maryland state elections. Key elections that will impact this area are District 46 (map here) State Senator, District 46 State Delegates, and Baltimore State’s Attorney. The primary election will be held on June 24th and the general election will be held on November 4th.
Population growth is seen as a key to improving Baltimore, lowering property taxes, and improving city services. However, in an area like the South Peninsula, where occupancy rates are near 100%, new construction is needed for significant population growth. From 2000 to 2010, the area saw a population growth of 1,116 residents going from 18,145 to 19,261.
When I came up with the idea for a hyper-local website covering South Baltimore news in early 2012, I wasn’t sure how it would be received, but I knew I would get the chance talk – and learn more – about the community I love. As SouthBMore.com turns two years old today, I have to say it has been an experience beyond all expectations.
Baltimore Sun’s Justin Fenton reported that Mother’s Federal Hill Grille was robbed at gunpoint at 6:50am by four masked men and were robbed of wallets, cell phones and personal cash. Mothers has announced that everyone is ok, and they reopened for business at 11am: The suspects are still at large.
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the 59-acre Port Covington shopping center in South Baltimore has been sold for $35 million. The condition of the shopping center, which includes a Walmart and an out-of-business Sam’s Club, has long been a source of frustration for the community and is the subject of the most read article in the history of SouthBMore.com.
Baltimore Sun’s Justin Fenton tweeted a buzz-worthy photo yesterday of signs welcoming former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to their campus. Manziel, known as ‘Johnny Football,’ has been arguably the most popular college football player in the last two years.
Public Works Director Alfred H. Foxx reminds everyone that pipes and utility meters can freeze when the temperature remains below 25 degrees for extended periods of time. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works offers the following tips to help protect water lines during periods of cold weather:
South Baltimore’s most famous karaoke bar will be under new ownership soon. On Tuesday, January 14th, Ryan Perlberg, Eric Levitt and Doug Atwell of the restaurant group purchasing Federal Hill’s Nevin’s Cross Street Station at 31 E. Cross St. presented new plans to the South Baltimore Neighborhood Association (SBNA).
Recently news broke that they would be outfitting Notre Dame Athletics, with Notre Dame Football being one of the biggest brands in American sports. Today Under Armour announced partnerships with Navy Athletics and American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty Copeland.
Ole Federal Hill Liquors has completed their move from 1238 Light St. to 1232 Light St. in the former home of Bay Vanguard Federal Savings Bank. The new store is smaller in size but has a second floor for storage. They vacated a three-rowhome wide, one-story property that could be ideal for redevelopment.
After 23 years in the Maryland House of Delegates, Senator Bill Ferguson (D) confirmed that Delegate Brian McHale (D) will be retiring from public office in District 46 at the end of his current term, which ends at the conclusion of 2014
Drunk History is a weekly, half-hour series where historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers. Based on the award-winning and wildly popular web series, the show follows the drunken and often incoherent narration of our nation’s history.