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Top Stories: Anti-Panhandler Agenda in Fed Hill, Park Café and Coffee Bar Shuts Down, Apartment for Sale in Wyndhurst Co-Op

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 14, 2017 5:16pm

Our most popular read this week was about the anti-panhandler social media activity of the Federal Hill Hospitality Association, a nonprofit that represents “roughly 20 restaurants and bars” in the South Baltimore neighborhood, according to its website.

This month, the group began posting some pointed messages on its Twitter and Facebook accounts, instructing locals to “#reclaimBALTIMORE” by ceasing to give money to panhandlers. This week, the group regularly posting photos with captions recommending neighbors and patrons use their dollars and change for gas or to pay for parking, instead of giving them to those begging for assistance on the corners and sidewalks. The group has also said it’s called the cops on panhandlers. Some tweets tagged city officials and even the U.S. Justice Department to try to bring attention to the matter.

City residents have lashed back at the campaign online, saying it casts an uncharitable and exclusionary light on the neighborhood’s popular bars and restaurants. The organization’s leaders still haven’t returned requests for comment and couldn’t be reached by phone on Friday, but appear to be defending their stance. In subsequent replies, the group said it really wants to help those less fortunate, tweeting in one instance, “We want the city to help get treatment and we do not want them panhandling and walking to Sharp Leadenhall for a fix.”

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Ruxton, Riderwood, Lake Roland Residents Turn Out to Oppose the ‘Village of Lake Roland’

2 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 2:30pm

Rendering of the Village of Lake Roland.

Community leaders opposed to a mixed-use development near Lake Roland scored a symbolic victory last night when hundreds of residents showed up at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton to voice their opposition to the project. Read More →

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Top Stories: Opposition to Planned Roland Park North Apartments, Mayor of Hampden’s Trike Stolen, Secluded $1.3 Million House for Sale in Ruxton

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 02, 2017 4:53pm

Last week, Ed Gunts covered a testy community meeting at the Radisson Cross Keys that featured more than 200 North Baltimore residents discussing a developer’s planned six-story, 128-unit apartment building off of Falls Road and Northern Parkway. Many gathered to ask why now, not earlier, had Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Shaffer called a public meeting to get feedback from members of the public about the project.

In one public tiff, the developer, Jonathan Ehrenfeld of Blue Ocean Realty, asked a resident who was there to oppose the plan why he’d asked earlier on if he could join in as an investor. (The man responded that he wanted to work from the inside and help plan the project.)

Other residents from nearby neighborhoods voiced concerns about traffic worsening on Falls Road, or apologized for knowing about the development early on but having not informed their neighbors.

“The issue is bigger than our immediate neighborhood,” said Poplar Hill resident Mary Ann Mears, mother of former mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry. “It’s how business is being done in the city of Baltimore. It needs to be more transparent.”

Here were our other top stories during the last seven days:

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Deep In The Woods, But Not Too Far From Graul’s: Ruxton Mid-Century Asks $1.295M

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:20pm

Hot House: 919 Rolandvue Road, Towson, MD 21204

Mid-century, modern style house in cedar shake, circa 1967, designed by noted architect Walter Ramberg. 4,842 sq. ft. with four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large deck overlooking woods. Bi-level living room with granite fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and two-story built-in bookcases. Curved glass wall in dining room and kitchen (updated in 2015). Thirteen-foot ceilings. Master bedroom and family room with three walls of windows. Central a/c, hydronic radiant floors. Two-story, two-bedroom guest house, woodshed, heated pool, natural landscaping on four private acres: $1,295,000.

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Top Stories: Open House at The Foundery, Bill Paterakis‘ Ruxton Mansion for Sale, Councilman Zeke Cohen Debates Tucker Carlson

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 24, 2017 4:41pm

The top story on our site this week was about The Foundery’s much-anticipated open house happening tonight, where guests will enjoy demonstrations in everything from liquid nitrogen ice cream making to welding and wood lathing. The Foundery, a maker space designed for industrial creatives with pretty much any level of experience, moved to Port Covington from downtown Baltimore last June. Its new space in the City Garage building is roughly 10 times the size of the old one. Since the move, The Foundery has held three open houses; tonight’s will be the fourth.

“Our tagline is community access to industrial-grade tools and training,” said CEO Jason Hardebeck in an interview. “Our goal is really to introduce as many people as possible to the tools and kind of equipment you would find in a workshop or a factory.”

The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at at 101 W. Dickman Street.

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Son of Baltimore’s Ruxton Mansion Asks $2.175M

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 1:10pm

Hot House: 6610 Darnall Road, Towson (Ruxton), MD 21204

English manor-style house, stone with slate roof, circa 1933. Six bedrooms, 5.5 baths over three stories and 6,604 sq. ft. Nine-foot ceilings, foyer entrance, hardwood floors. Living room with fireplace, dining room, chef’s kitchen with marble counters, breakfast bar and island. Family room, main-floor workout room, mudroom, sunroom overlooking terrace. Central air, invisible fence, underground irrigation, security system. Detached five-car garage, extensive hardscaping, professional landscaping, outdoor living room with stone fireplace and backs to woods: $2,175,000

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Just Listed: A Handsome Nest For A Modern Traditionalist, High On A Hill In Ruxton

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 05, 2016 10:51am

Hot House: ‘Robinhurst’ 1200 Carrollton, Ruxton, MD 21204

 

Broker’s Open, Wednesday, 12-2pm

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American post-modern style house in painted brick, circa 1950, extensively modernized, with front porch, swimming pool, greenhouse and writer’s cottage. Five bedrooms, 5.5 baths over 3,294 sq. ft . Two stories, with finished basement and attached two-car garage. Center hall layout, living room/fireplace,  dining room, music room, library w/ wet bar. Kitchen w/ two marble-topped islands, large dining/family area and stone fireplace with raised hearth. Main floor bedroom with full bath. Master suite with dressing room, fireplace. Hardwood floors, central a/c. Sleeping porch overlooking pool. One and a half acres with stone patio and extensive hardscaping: $1,325,000 Read More →

Hot House, Real Estate & Home, Ruxton

What You Dream, When You Dream Of Ruxton…

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 10:29am

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Hot House: 1820 Circle Road, Ruxton, MD 21204

Colonial style frame house, circa 1908, with stone and cedar siding, shingle and slate roof. 8 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, over 7,562 sq. ft. Large screened front porch, dramatic entrance hall and stairway, formal living and dining rooms, study, library with firesafe doors. 8 fireplaces in total, hardwood and tile floors, 9’ ceilings, state-of-the art-systems. Vaulted family room/kitchen, sun porch. Ensuite master with spa bath. Geothermal heat pump, central a/c, deck, carport, pool house and pool on 2.16 acres. $1, 894,000 Read More →

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Brick Georgian Style Colonial, Circa 1922, on Desirable Brightside Road

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 12:00pm

Hot House: 7321 Brightside Road, Woodbrook, Maryland 21212

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Brick Georgian style house, circa 1922, with asphalt shingle roof and two-story, cedar-sided addition. Recent (2010) renovation. Six bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bath over three stories and 6,459 sq. ft. Formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, adjacent family room with fireplace, cherry-paneled study with fireplace, large master suite. Two story guest cottage, 53’ bluestone patio, garage, sweeping lawns, gardens, 2.5 acres: $3,195,000 Read More →

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Want To Live In Ruxton? This Brown House Awaits Your Touch

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 12:32pm

Hot House: 7530 Bellona Avenue, Ruxton, MD 21212

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Colonial-type house, wood frame with cedar shingles, asphalt roof, circa 1920 –remodeled 2010. Three bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,450 sq. ft. over two levels, with unfinished basement. Open plan living-dining-kitchen, rear wall-of-windows, private master suite, large two story deck, hardwood floors, central a/c.  Private backyard with two car garage: $489,000 Read More →

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