Culture, Featured, Waverly

Postponed: Blaster Al Way: Waverly Block Gets Renamed!

1 Written by: | Monday, Apr 27, 2015 9:53am

Blaster Al Ackerman

L to R: Rupert Wondolowski and Blaster Al Ackerman, back in the day.


UPDATE (4/230/2015): The celebration of naming of Blaster Al Way has been postponed. No new date has yet been set. Here’s Rupert Wondolowski:  “[T]he Blaster Al Worship Foundation has decided we should postpone our celebration in honor of the Freddie Gray Justice activities/movement, so that folks can be free to focus on that.  We will set a new date when our hearts are lighter to trumpet the glory of Blaster’s humor and wisdom.”

ORIGINAL STORY: Blaster Al Ackerman was more than a writer and a mail artist. He was a full-on cult figure, whose sayings (e.g., “May you be blessed to work in a despised medium”) are widely quoted and whose pranks and stunts (e.g., performing his work with a bar of soap in his mouth) have become legendary. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Links, Waverly

Baltimore’s Heart Breaks Over 3-Year-Old Girl Killed by Stray Bullet

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 04, 2014 10:11am

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Friday afternoon, 3-year-old McKenzie Elliot was hanging out on the porch of a house in Waverly. She was waiting for her dad to take her swimming when a brief gun battle erupted down the street, and a stray bullet struck and killed the toddler. Two others were injured, but it’s McKenzie whose story has broken hearts all over Baltimore– and the world.
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Culture, Waverly

Exhibit of the Week: Ryan Thompson’s “Records are Written in Stone”

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 06, 2014 4:05pm

Goucher student and Baltimore Fishbowl intern Marie Claire Byrant will write this summer our “Exhibit of the Week”, a new series to draw your attention to one of the many outstanding art shows around town.  The first installment features the show of Ryan Thompson, Associate Professor of Art & Design at Trinity Christian College, now showing at Lease Agreement– The Eds.

Records are Written in Stone

new work by Ryan Thompson

May 29– June 22

Photo via Lease Agreement

Photo via Lease Agreement


Lease Agreement, a residential art space in Waverly, is currently exhibiting Records are Written in Stone, new work by Ryan Thompson. Read More →

Better Waverly, Sponsored Post, Waverly

Get Your Tickets to the Lardarius Webb Softball Game 2014 and Benefit the 29th Street Community Center

0 Written by: | Friday, May 23, 2014 12:00pm

Ravens 29SCC fundraising flyer

A note from the 29th Street Community Center: 

We are raising money for the 29th Street Community Center by selling tickets to the Lardarius Webb Softball Game 2014  on Saturday, June 1st at 3:30pm. It’s going to be a great time!

Please consider buying tickets, telling your friends and networks, or supporting another family from the community center to go in your place!

Tickets are $8 for kids 17 yrs and under, and $10 for adults!

Charles Village, Featured, Food & Drink, Waverly

Snow Day Genius: Baltimore Restaurant Delivers the Customer to the Food

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 14, 2014 10:07am

Photo via Pete's Grille Facebook page

Photo via Pete’s Grille Facebook page

I knew Pete’s Grille was amazing when I heard that Michael Phelps ate there many mornings during his training for the Olympics. But yesterday, my favorite Waverly breakfast spot made me love it more than ever… by offering to pick up hungry neighbors and drive them to the restaurant. You know, like delivery — but in reverse!
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Charles Village, Money & Power, Remington, Schools, Station North, Waverly, Wyman Park

How Johns Hopkins’ Plans to Take Over North-Central Baltimore Are Going

5 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 9:38am

money hand

We’ve reported before on Johns Hopkins’ $10 million plan to infiltrate — I mean, improve! — the area around its Homewood campus. Well, $2 million has already been spent so far in the program’s first year; here’s where it went:
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Featured, Lifeline, Waverly

SHA Acquire Two Wicked New Plows to Fend Off the Next Snowpocalypse

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 8:35am


At the time of Baltimore’s 2010 Snowpocalypse, I was living on Venable Avenue in Waverly. The street was literally never plowed. My neighbors and I eventually had to clear the block with shovels. Actually, it was a pretty good bonding experience.

But the State Highway Administration doesn’t want to be caught with insufficient resources the next time we experience an actual blizzard. To that end, the SHA has added two nasty double-wing snow plows — for a total of three such $200,000 unstoppable snow-killers — to its fleet of 2,400 plows, salt-spreaders, and magnesium chloride trucks. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Pikesville, Waverly

I Always Suspected There Was Something Shady About the Waverly Post Office…

1 Written by: | Friday, Oct 11, 2013 9:49am


What with the national mail system bleeding money (and consequently raising the price of a first-class stamp again), I imagine the higher-ups at the USPS aren’t happy hearing that two of their Baltimore post offices are “cash cows” — but not in a good way.
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Lifeline, Waverly

After Four Murders, Should Waverly’s Yau Bros. Carry Out Be Closed Overnight?

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 10:07am


Yau Bros. Carry Out, on Greenmount Avenue in Waverly, has been the site of four murders since 2009. It’s a disturbing presence in what is otherwise a worthwhile business district populate by the likes of Darker Than Blue, Pete’s Grille, Trinidad Gourmet, and Normal’s Books & Records.

And now, as reported at North Baltimore Patch, Waverly residents are circulating a petition to deny Yau Bros. a license to remain open between midnight and 5 a.m. Read More →

Money & Power, Shop Local, Waverly

More Than a Market: Waverly Maps Out a New Plan for Its Future

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 07, 2013 3:32pm

Casey Jenkins, Owner of Darker Than Blue Cafe. Photo by Steve Ruark.

Casey Jenkins, Owner of Darker Than Blue Cafe. Photo by Steve Ruark.

Courtesy Bmore Media – Waverly is best known as a place to buy fresh raspberries and yellow corn Saturday mornings.

But Main Street Hats Owner Clyde Davis-El reminds us that it’s also a neighborhood where customers come as far away as upstate New York and Atlanta to buy fedoras and Panamas. Davis-El is just one of the neighborhood’s business owners who are counting on leaders to revitalize the neighborhood so it is known as a place to shop and dine, and not just the 32nd St. Farmers Market. Read More →

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