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Senior Housing Center Ceremony Set For Anniversary of Riots

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Baltimore senior housing center that burned down during riots last year will be held on the anniversary of the fire.

The developer, the Woda Group, and Southern Baptist Church pastor Rev. Donte Hickman announced this week the ceremony for the Mary Harvin Senior Center is set for April 27.

The center, which houses 61 units of affordable senior housing and the church's Mary Harvin Transformation Center, was about 45 percent complete when it destroyed. The fire broke out during riots that following the funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody.

The Baltimore Development Corp. said in November that more than 400 businesses suffered property damage or inventory losses during the unrest, but most had reopened.

(Copyright 2016 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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