Today, the governor, the mayor and community officials gathered to bid farewell to the Madison Park North Apartments, a former subsidized housing complex off of North Avenue in Reservoir Hill once called the “Murder Mall” of Baltimore.
Demolition was one of the recurring themes of Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s term as Baltimore’s mayor, and it’s starting out to be a theme for Mayor Catherine Pugh as well.
Halloween this year made for some spooky behavior from some of Baltimore’s teenagers. Police say they’ve nabbed six teens in assorted robbery and carjacking incidents from this past Sunday and Monday.
The Emerson Mansion, a grand but dilapidated Reservoir Hill landmark built by the inventor of Bromo Seltzer, sold at auction today for $460,000 to real estate developers who intend to restore it. The Sellers Mansion, a grand residence in Harlem Park, failed to attract any bids and was withdrawn from the sale.
Baltimore truly is the Charm City—and never is that more apparent than when our gardens and trees are in full bloom, and the early summer sun dapples the city just so, accenting the remarkable architecture that’s around almost every corner. Thankfully, this is also the season when many of our most beautiful historic neighborhoods make themselves available through walking home and garden tours—with residents eager to show off their blocks in all their blooming glory. This year marks the 20th annual home and garden tour in historic Reservoir Hill, and it takes place June 7th and 8th. Save those dates. Read More →
If you too woke up this morning with something of a gingerbread and eggnog hangover, you’re not alone. By our watch, it’s been about a month now of feasts and fests, and most of our activity during that time has been in the kitchen, rather than at the gym. But New Years is right around the corner, and with it, the time of resolutions. Whether you’re just looking to burn off some of last night’s glug and goose or planning for a 2014 fitness jumpstart, you can find some support by joining the 7th District Get Fit Challenge, spearheaded by Councilman Nick J. Mosby
Was it all a well-lit dream? We called them and they came to our house last week, free of charge: a young man and woman with energetic minds, energy-efficient ideas, and a big, fat supply of compact fluorescent lightbulbs. They sweetly complimented the art on our walls. Then they walked about and worked quietly for 45 minutes, politely surveying our place and tweaking our technology to help us use less water and electricity without missing the lack. The next day, we still had our CFL bulbs in place! So clearly these bright-eyed lightbulb kids were real. Wait, it gets better. Read More →
THE RESERVOIR HILL FESTIVAL 2012
Featuring free live music all day (including Balti Mare, Femi, Bosley, etc.) Baltimore’s premier food truck rally “The Gathering,” back to school giveaways, a resource fair, local vendors, and $15 all you can drink. This will be a GREAT day to be a part of, and you can help make it a success. All proceeds benefit the St. Francis Neighborhood Center.
Volunteers do everything from face painting to traffic control. To find your perfect volunteer job, see below. We are especially in need of extra hands for setup and strike. Get in touch with Abby Becker (email@example.com) with your availability and she will put you on the list. Even two hours makes a difference!
***The incredible RESERVOIR HILL FESTIVAL will be held Saturday, September 15th, 2012 on the corner of Whitelock and Linden from 11AM-8PM (Rain-date Sept. 16th)*** Read More →
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