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Here are three plans for a complete redesign of the Middle Branch waterfront

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A rendering from Hargreaves Jones’ submission to redesign the Middle Branch waterfront, one of three proposals. Image via Hargreaves Jones/Parks and People Foundation.

Ignored by and large for decades as the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and other harbor locales redeveloped, the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River is now due for a beautification.

Three national landscape architecture firms have submitted proposals, unveiled today, for a planned waterfront park stretching 11 miles of shoreline in Cherry Hill, Westport, Brooklyn, Port Covington and other neighborhoods in view of the Hanover Street Bridge.

Leak allegedly caused by BGE contractor sent 1.7 million gallons of sewage into the Patapsco

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

As it turns out, far more than the originally announced estimate of 379,000 gallons flowed out of a damaged sewer main in Westport early this month, after the leak reopened and spurred additional ones blocks away.

BGE says it was actually the city’s contractor that broke a ‘large sewer line’ in Westport, sending sewage spewing

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

One day after the city blamed a Baltimore Gas and Electric-contracted crew for damaging a sewer line in Westport and sending thousands of gallons of sewage flowing out by the hour, the utility giant is saying was actually a city contractor that caused the foul leak.

BGE contractor damages sewer line, sending sewage flowing into Patapsco River in Westport

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

In a classic case of utility work gone horribly wrong, a contractor for Baltimore Gas and Electric today damaged what the Baltimore City Department of Public Works says is a “large sewer line” in Westport, sending human waste flowing into the Patapsco River’s Middle Branch nearby.

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