South Baltimore

Event pick: An informed, theatrical lesson on Baltimore’s manufacturing legacy at Checkerspot Brewing

The former Bethlehem Steel Plant at Sparrows Point in 2011. Photo by Dave Hosford, via Flickr.

Sweat,” at Everyman Theatre through Nov. 25, touches on the troubled times and lives of steel country in Reading, Pennsvlvania, in the early 2000s amid a union dispute. While the story happens roughly 100 miles away from here, and decades after the painful decline of industry in Baltimore, the tale should ring some familiar bells in 2018 in this once industrially renowned town, Tim Smith wrote in his final theater review for The Sun.

After two rainy weather postponements, city to resurface Hanover Street Bridge this weekend

Photo by Patorjk, via Wikimedia Commons

The Hanover Street Bridge spanning the Patapsco River’s Middle Branch is shutting down to traffic this weekend as the city undertakes a twice-delayed $400,000 repaving effort.

BARCS is waiving adoption fees over the next two days


Citing a lack of space, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter is waiving adoption fees over the next two days to help pets find new homes, the shelter announced on Facebook.

Comedian John Oliver Celebrated the New Year Eating in South Baltimore, Fells Point

John Oliver at Alexander’s Tavern. Photo via Alexander’s Tavern/Facebook.

World-famous comedian John Oliver rang in the New Year on Monday by dining around Baltimore in between stand-up sets at the Hippodrome.

BARCS Suspends Dog Intakes, Most Adoptions Due to Canine that Contracted Virus

Photo via Google Street View

The BARCS animal shelter in South Baltimore isn’t taking in any dogs at the moment due to a confirmed case of canine distemper.

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

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.

Botanical Drug Research Firm Moving from NoVa to SoBo, Bringing 200 Jobs

Image via Google Street View

Vitreon America is leaving Northern Virginia behind for a new home in South Baltimore.

Caves Valley Partners Buys Up More Property in South Baltimore, Cites ‘Bullish Outlook’

Photo via Google Street View

Caves Valley Partners is continuing to expand its presence in South Baltimore, with the developer recently announcing the acquisition of a 5.2-acre parcel on S. Hanover Street right next to the interstate in South Baltimore.

Watch: Two Buildings Demolished in South Baltimore

Still via Gary Trakhman/YouTube

On Sunday afternoon, a crew of demolition workers took down a pair of condemned buildings on E. Fort Avenue in Riverside. The footage is pretty raw, and leaves some questions about the crew’s execution.