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Feds give Baltimore $30 million to help demolish Perkins Homes, redevelop surrounding area

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

The feds have awarded $30 million to Baltimore City to kick off a rebuild of the 75-year-old Perkins Homes, nearby Oldtown and the former Somerset Homes.

By razing 629 units spread across the Perkins Homes’ 48-building community in stages, the city and developers are aiming to construct a larger, 1,345-unit community on 244 acres that the mayor’s office is calling a “transformation zone.” Demolition is slated to begin within a couple years.

At groundbreaking for the historic Hoen Lithograph Building, visions of a new East Baltimore

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Club at Collington Square students gather outside the Hoen Lithograph Building before the groundbreaking. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Standing on a podium set up inside the hollowed-out shell of the old A. Hoen & Co. building in East Baltimore on Tuesday, Ella Durant touched on a distant memory of the structure from her childhood.

“Third grade, my elementary school, we took a tour through this building when it was operational,” Durant, president of the Collington Square Neighborhood Association, said. “Now, it sat empty—oh my goodness—35, 40 years. It’s coming alive again.”

ESPN Documentary to Spotlight Dunbar’s Legendary ’81-83 Basketball Team

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Still via YouTube/Maryland Public Television

The historic basketball program at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is getting the national spotlight again, courtesy of ESPN.

Police Mistake 10-Year-Old Boy’s Eczema for Gunshot Graze Wound

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In a rare move yesterday, police dramatically upgraded a 10-year-old boy’s condition following a shooting in East Baltimore after realizing they’d misdiagnosed the boy’s eczema for a gunshot wound.

In Formstone Portraits, MICA Grad Student Captures Faces of Gentrification in East Baltimore

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Portraits from “Facing Change,” by MICA graduate student Ben Hamburger.

For longtime dwellers of the neighborhoods around Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Dunbar-Broadway, the differences between their streets today and a decade ago are night-and-day. Amid razing of building and rapid redevelopment by Hopkins in East Baltimore, the structures they once occupied have been torn down and replaced, leaving behind piles of formstone debris.

Video: Take a Tour of Cutty’s Old Boxing Gym from ‘The Wire’

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Have you ever wondered what’s left of Cutty’s boxing gym from “The Wire,” or even what it may have been before it was a training ground for fictional West Baltimore youngsters? A recent tour of the building by filmmaker and YouTuber Dan Bell offers some insight.

Abell Foundation Report Suggests ‘Safe Consumption Spaces’ for Baltimore’s Drug Users

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A new report published by the Baltimore-based Abell Foundation suggests the city take a page out of other countries’ books and establish designated drug consumption spaces in East and West Baltimore to reduce overdoses, HIV infections and crime and promote addiction treatment.

Top Stories: Housing and Care Facility Planned for Young Adult Cancer Patients in East Baltimore, Clayworks Plans to Sell At Least One of its Buildings, Developer Backs Out of Cross Street Market Deal

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Our most widely read story this week was Ed Gunts’ Monday real estate column, which led with the Ulman Cancer Fund’s plans to connect six East Baltimore row houses and turn them into lodging for young adult cancer patients. At present, crews are renovating the six vacant homes in the 2100 block of E. Madison Street in the EBDI Area. If all goes well with construction, by fall 2017 they’ll become the The UCF House, described as a “home away from home” for cancer patients ages 15 to 39. The planned facility will contain eight family suites, communal and dining spaces, a fitness area, a relaxation space, a library, a backyard and a roof deck.

Here were Baltimore Fishbowl’s other most popular stories from last Saturday through today:

Top Stories This Week: Tragic Discovery of Man’s Body in Harbor, Charles Barkley Angers Crowd in East Baltimore, Camden Yards Gets LED Lights

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Our most-read story this week was the sad report of a man’s body being found on Thursday in the harbor near Fells Point. Police were quickly able to identify it as Michael Bagley, a 23-year-old Baltimore resident who went missing about a block away in the neighborhood 12 days earlier. Bagley attended high school at Loyola Blakefield prep school in Towson and graduated from Loyola University Maryland here in Baltimore earlier this year.

Here were the other most well-read posts during the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2:

Lawyer for Tutor Accused of Assaulting 7-Year-Old Says Police Didn’t Thoroughly Investigate

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Timothy Randall Korr, Courtesy BPD
Timothy Randall Korr, Courtesy BPD

An attorney for Timothy Randall Korr, the 25-year-old former charter school employee charged with assaulting a 7-year-old boy, has offered up his client’s account of what happened at City Springs Elementary/Middle School on Monday.

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