Dundalk

Amazon to Bring Third Baltimore-Area Fulfillment Center – with 1,500 Jobs – to Sparrows Point

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Amazon’s fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

While Amazon may not be coming to Port Covington just yet, but the global retail giant is already expanding its footprint in Baltimore.

Baltimore is Getting a New Bus Line from Bayview to Sparrows Point

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Photo by Scott218, via Wikimedia Commons

A new MTA line is in the works to get Baltimoreans to and from the growing Tradepoint Atlantic development at Sparrows Point.

Dundalk’s Old Seagram’s Plant Catches Fire for Third Time this Year

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A bird’s eye view of the vacant property. Image via Google Street View, from July 2016.

For the second time this summer and third time in 2017, a long-abandoned distillery in Dundalk went up in flames last night.

With Less Funding than Originally Planned, Hogan Authorizes Start of Midge Spraying in Back River

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A midge swarm. Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS.

Despite not getting its requested financial buy-in from Baltimore County, the state is moving ahead with a plan to try to eradicate the swarms of midges plaguing communities along the Back River.

Another Fire Hits the Old Seagram’s Distillery in Dundalk

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A bird’s eye view of the vacant property. Image via Google Street View.

A vacant distillery in Dundalk went up in flames this morning, adding to a growing list of troubling incidents at the location.

Hogan Prods Kamenetz While Announcing $330K to Fight Midge Swarms on Back River

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Waste “digesters” at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

In a breaking point in a standoff over flies between Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the governor’s office now says it will pay to spray a biological insecticide in “hot spots” of the Back River to fight off pesky midge swarms.

Someone Terrorized Essex and Dundalk with a Pellet Gun Last Weekend

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Photo of broken glass, via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore County police are looking for one or multiple vandals who went trigger-happy with a pellet gun on parts of East and Southeast Baltimore County last weekend.

Grilled-Cheese Sandwich Dispute Incites Barricade Standoff in Dundalk

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Yesterday, someone at a home in Dundalk took a bite out of a grilled cheese sandwich that was not theirs, setting off a terrible evening for one family.

Unusual Discovery in Dundalk Yields Body of Manatee

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Courtesy Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Courtesy Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Normally it’s a lucky day when you spot a manatee in Maryland waters, though it probably doesn’t bode well for the animal if it’s this late in the year. Someone in Dundalk had that recent misfortunate when they stumbled across a manatee that had passed away and was left stranded.

Facebook’s Amber Alert System Inspired by Missing Dundalk Girl

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Carol Gause (via Facebook)
Carol Gause (via Facebook)

In a move to use all that targeting data they collect for good, Facebook announced their own Amber Alert system on Tuesday. In an announcement, the social media giant cited a 2014 case in which an 11-year-old Dundalk girl was found because a South Carolina motel owner recognized her from Facebook.