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Event Pick: The 12th annual Blockenstein, Highlandtown’s massive yard sale and cookout

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If you’re familiar with the specific type of satisfaction the savvy secondhand shopper gets from digging through people’s stuff at yard and estate sales, finding bargains on everything from kitchenware to new outfits, then Highlandtown is your spot for today.

Event Pick: The grand opening for Highlandtown’s new ice cream shop, Roll

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Nearly three months have passed since Roll Ice Cream & Coffee began dishing out its confections, but given that it’s not going to be freezing today, it’s as fine a time as any for a grand opening celebration.

Immigrant Father Whose ICE Detention Sparked Protests in Baltimore to be Deported

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Jesus Peraza, a Baltimore resident of 10 years who was infamously arrested by federal immigration agents while dropping off his son at school in March, is headed back to Honduras.

Urban Landscape: Deciding the Fate of Camden Station; Trader Joe’s Moves Within Towson; Monument City Brewing Opens in Highlandtown, Robert Kanigel on Jane Jacobs

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Should partly vacant Camden Station be rented out as office space, or should the state hold out for a one-of-a-kind use that could draw people to Oriole Park at Camden Yards? What would that use be? What role should the Baltimore Orioles play in making the decision?

Day of the Dead Parade to Bring Lights and Community Out in Patterson Park

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Courtesy Creative Alliance
Courtesy Creative Alliance

The Creative Alliance is bringing artists, students, residents and community partners together en masse this weekend to colorfully pay their respects for Día de los Muertos.

Snow Makes Fire Worse in Baltimore

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Last night, a fire in Highlandtown damaged five rowhouses. It’s likely that the damage would’ve been much less bad if there hadn’t been several feet of snow on the ground.

House of the Day: Best Little Renovation In Highlandtown, Near Patterson Park

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$219,000
244 Bouldin Street South, Highlandtown
2 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)
244 Bouldin Street South
244 Bouldin Street South

Frank Zappa Looks a Little Bit More Festive This Month

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Photo via Fox Baltimore
Photo via Fox Baltimore

I’m not sure how rosy Frank Zappa’s cheeks were when he was alive, but I’ve got to say he makes a pretty good Santa, judging from the photo above.

SRB Says Bottle Tax Not to Blame for Highlandtown Supermarket’s Closing, Industry Types Disagree

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When Santoni’s, the 83-year-old independent grocery store in Highlandtown, announced it was closing a few days ago, chief financial officer Robert N. Santoni Jr. named the city’s five-cent bottle tax as the “sole” reason.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake quickly shot back with a refutation, saying the business’s struggles are due to “the depths of the nation’s recession,” not the beverage tax, which was “critical to helping Baltimore close a massive budget deficit without cuts to city services.”

At least for an outsider, it’s hard to believe that a puny-sounding tax on beverages could really single-handedly bring down a long-running business providing such an essential, leaving its 80 employees suddenly out of work. But to industry insiders the argument doesn’t sound that ridiculous.

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