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Preliminary Plans Approved for $6 Million MARC Station at Camden Yards

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Baltimore came a step closer today to getting a $6 million permanent train station at Camden Yards when the Maryland Stadium Authority agreed to help with design and construction.

Top Stories This Week: Anti-Trump Toilet, Missing UMD Student Found in Texas, Balt. Co. Schools Cut Spring Break for 2018

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A partial shot of the decorative toilet, Courtesy Matt Craft/AVAM
A partial shot of the decorative toilet, Courtesy Matt Craft/AVAM

Our readers this week took a keen interest in our story about a decorated toilet with a vehement anti-Donald Trump message that was left outside the American Visionary Art Museum. An anonymous artist (note: known toilet artist Shorty Davis denied any direct involvement) dropped it off outside the museum that celebrates art produced by outsiders. So far, they’ve held on to the unique sculpture in hopes that the creator will come back for it.

Top Stories This Week: Lauraville’s Emerging Arts District, Former Pratt Library Repurposed, Roland Avenue Mansion for Sale

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Ed Gunts’ Urban Landscape column featuring development in Lauraville’s arts district was our top-read story on the site this week. In addition to other news in Baltimore-area real estate and design, his Monday story covers a pair of construction projects on Harford Road in the neighborhood that will house apartments, studios and work spaces for area creatives.

Here were our other most popular posts from Nov. 5-11.

Maryland Receives $7.5 Million Federal Grant to Build a New MARC Station at Camden Yards

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The current MARC station at Camden Yards
The current MARC station at Camden Yards.

Maryland is $7.5 million closer to building a new MARC train station at Camden Yards to replace the “temporary” one that opened in 1992.

Civil War Era Mt. Vernon Townhouse: Recently Renovated, With Private Garden

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Hot House: 907 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

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Brick townhouse, circa 1866 with recent renovation. Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, over 3,969 sq. ft. Entrance hall, 11 ft. ceilings, two stairways, large lower level family room with full bath and wet bar. Gourmet kitchen leads to deck and private courtyard garden. Walk to MARC and best of trendy Mt. Vernon. Central A/C, security system, landscaped fenced garden with pond. Hardwood floors, fireplace in living room and period details throughout: $579,000

The MARC Book Club Is a Brilliant Idea

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There are school-wide and city-wide reading campaigns, where an entire group of people bands together to read the same book at the same time. So why not a public transit book club?

MTA Wants to Upgrade Struggling MARC Trains

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If you’ve taken a MARC train to DC or other points south this summer, you might have a sense of why the Maryland Transit Administration wants to scrap the current trains in favor of a newer, better model–preferably one that doesn’t stop running as soon as it gets hot outside.

The MARC Train Wants to Move More College Kids

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We know they’re the best student body in the Big Ten. Now, Maryland’s transit wizards see University of Maryland students as prime potential riders for the train between Baltimore and D.C.: 

Congress Wants You to Drive to DC, Not Take the Train

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The MARC train is the best way to get from Baltimore to DC. Not only do you save money if you take the train instead of driving, but you also keep one more car off the road–which means less pollution and traffic for everyone else.

London Calling: A Proper Townhouse On The Tree-Lined Streets Of Bolton Hill

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Hot House: 1424 Bolton Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Brick Georgian-style townhouse, circa 1920, with recent rubberized roof. 3,770 sq. ft. over 4 levels, including unfinished basement. 4 bedrooms (two master suites), large custom walk-in closet, 3 full baths, office, upstairs sitting room, living room, dining room, kitchen leads to back garden. Custom wine cellar, Central a/c, completely wired for home-run distro audio data, voice and video: $650,000

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