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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.

Construction Begins on $125 Million Circle East Development in Towson

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Yesterday’s groundbreaking marked the beginning of construction of Circle East at the intersection of York Road and Joppa Road.

The intersection of York and Joppa roads has been considered the center of Towson since Ezekiel Towson opened a hotel and tavern there in the 18th century, and a group of developers wants to keep it that way.

Vent Coffee Roasters Joins Growing Roster at Union Collective

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Photo by Amanda Adams, courtesy of Vent Coffee Roasters

Beer, rock climbing, whiskey, hot sauce, ice cream – and now coffee.

Baltimore Private School Alumni Planning Anti-Racism Rally Tomorrow in Roland Park

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Image via Roland Park Civic League

Just over a week after their high school alma maters were caught up in an ugly controversy involving racism-tinged Halloween photos, alumni from North Baltimore private schools are planning an anti-racism rally tomorrow morning on Roland Avenue.

The Name of Baltimore’s Newest Garbage-Eating Machine: Captain Trash Wheel

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Mr. Trash Wheel eats his 1,000,000th pound. Courtesy of Waterfront Partnership.

Keeping in line with his predecessors, Baltimore’s newest trash wheel has assumed an honorific title with some authority.

Deutsch Foundation Buys Afro Newspaper Building on N. Charles Street

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Image via Google Street View

The building that holds Baltimore’s historic and only black newspaper has been purchased by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

‘Walking in Antarctica’: Artist Helen Glazer Presents Images from Tour

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A work by Helen Glazer at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery this month.

In 2015, artist Helen Glazer spent seven weeks exploring the Antarctic wilderness with her camera, studying ice formations and the complex interactions between wind, water and sun that sculpt the region’s frozen landscape. Her resulting exhibition of photographs and sculpture, entitled “Walking in Antarctica,” is now on view at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery through Dec. 18.

Hopkins Buys Hampden’s Historic Stieff Silver Complex for $17.55M

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Photo by Frederic C. Chalfant, via Wikimedia Commons

The iconic Stieff Silver buildings in southern Hampden are now part of Johns Hopkins University’s real estate portfolio.

Spike Gjerde, Corey Polyoka to Sell Grand Cru Wine Bar to Former Employee

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Photo by Ed Gunts

Spike Gjerde and Corey Polyoka, the restaurateurs behind Foodshed, plan to sell Grand Cru wine bar and wine shop in Belvedere Square to a former employee.