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Councilman Costello Criticizes DPW Over Communication About Utility Work

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Photo courtesy Baltimore DPW
Photo of a sinkhole from July, courtesy Baltimore DPW

Councilman Eric Costello is tired of hearing about surprise road repairs from residents and merchants in Mt. Vernon and Seton Hill.

New Sinkhole on Cathedral Street Closes Central Mt. Vernon Intersection

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Courtesy DPW
Courtesy DPW

Another sinkhole popped up in Mt. Vernon last night, this one about a block west of the Washington Monument at the center of the historic neighborhood.

City Residents: Starting Today, Say Goodbye to Quarterly Water Bills

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Photo by Ángelo González
Photo by Ángelo González

Baltimore City has officially replaced its quarterly billing cycle with a shiny new digitized monthly system.

Sinkhole Swallows Car in Rodgers Forge

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photo via @baltimoreDPW

The latest sinkhole to open up in the Baltimore area took a car in with it. 

Worker Falls Into Baltimore’s Latest Sinkhole

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photo via @BaltimorDPW
photo via @BaltimoreDPW

With one sinkhole still under repair in Mt. Vernon, a water main break caused the collapse of another piece of roadway on Mulberry St. over the weekend. The second sinkhole proved to be a hazard even for DPW workers.

7 Big Ideas That Just May Clean Up Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

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Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 3.15.04 PMWith its pedestrian-friendly waterfront that boasts museums, sports stadiums, dining and shopping, Baltimore City’s Inner Harbor is a unique asset. But recent waterfront news has focused on our town’s aging sewage systems struggles and the continued sewage effluence and pollution that flows into the harbor.

Yet, a pretty interesting story has been developing underfoot, literally. When combined, the seven projects outlined below support a clear vision for a cleaner and healthier Inner Harbor. If these efforts are completed, and soon, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor has a fighting chance to be swimmable and fishable in the near future. 

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s Chairman of the Board Michael Hankin sums up the mood, “It’s an important time as green groups, business people and the Department of Public Works all agree that the goals are achievable. We now have a better understanding of what it will take to make the harbor clean. The puzzle pieces are finally in place.”

Thousands Without Water as Falls Rd. Repairs Compound, Rates Go Up Wednesday

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Repairs on Falls Rd. (via @BaltimoreDPW)
Repairs on Falls Rd. (via @BaltimoreDPW)

Baltimore crews shut off water for 4,000 North Baltimore residents while they made repairs under Falls Rd. They said the work would be finished by 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, but thousands are still without water and the repairs are expected to continue into the evening.

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