EBDI pledges more transparency

Officials of East Baltimore Development Inc. promised a City Council committee Wednesday evening that they would operate with a renewed sense of transparency and communication about the finances and progress in economic development and new home construction as part of the $1.8 billion redevelopment project on 88 acres in Middle East. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Mary Hartney - Mar 30, 2011 - 8:13 PM PDT
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Mary Hartney
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by Mary Hartney - Mar. 31, 2011

This is very thorough coverage of a lengthy meeting, and the reporters took care to give those who spoke a voice. They also explain the larger impact of the stalled project.

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Gin Ferrara
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by Gin Ferrara - Mar. 31, 2011

The reporters took pains to share multiple perspectives, from councilmembers, EBDI representatives, and residents. What could have been a brief report on the hearing and its outcome is extended into a lengthy conversation of the development, and its impact on the community. It's great to see the Daily Record continue to follow-up on this story.

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Kevin Griffin Moreno
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by Kevin Griffin Moreno - Mar. 31, 2011

This article is a worthy and relevant follow-up to an enterprising series. Clearly the good reporting on the part of Ms. Simmons and Ms. Jacobson has pushed EBDI to strive for more transparency and the City Council to pay closer attention to a serious issue.

Regarding job creation: from its inception, the workforce development component of the EBDI project was to unfold in stages. According to the initial plan, the recruitment of new biotech professionals, many of whom would come from outside Baltimore, would result in R&D and manufacturing work that would in turn generate job opportunities for East Baltimore residents. EBDI officials can't really be faulted for failing to predict the economic downturn that set back those plans ... More »

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Malaika Aminata Clements
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by Malaika Aminata Clements - Apr. 4, 2011

This article is relevant,and addresses issues that the audience may not have been aware of, even if they are residents in Baltimore.It is important to know what is going on in your community. The writer does a good job of getting the audience interested in the issues,and curious for more. One thing I would like to see added is more opposing voices.

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Tiffany Fancy Holloway
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by Tiffany Fancy Holloway - May. 3, 2011

I think it is a good example of good journalism. There are several voices and statistics shown that help provide a deeper look into the story. My only problem is the use of the word the middle east. Being that I am not from Baltimore I did not understand that they were talking about East Baltimore.

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Odessa Mohabeer
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by Odessa Mohabeer - Mar. 31, 2011

I do believe that this is good journalism; the article is very informative ad relative to the residence of East Baltimore. The article is well-written and well sourced! There are a variety of voices in the piece.

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Janett Munyiri
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by Janett Munyiri - Mar. 31, 2011

this was an example of good journalism! i enjoyed the story alot i would have liked to hear what the mayor thought about the company and maybe a citizen who didn't move or some one who's still lives in the community.

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