Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation expects the closure to last through the fall of 2014.
A detour preventing commuters from traveling on Charles Street heading north between 28th Street and University Parkway, barring weather delays, is scheduled to begin Monday and last through the fall of 2014. Adrienne Barnes, a Baltimore City Department of Transportation spokeswoman, said the detour is expected to cause traffic delays initially during the evening rush hour. "Until people get used to the closure being in effect I’m sure—like any closure—there will be some delays the first couple of days," Barnes said. According to the Baltimore City Department of Transportation’s Charles Street reconstruction website, traffic heading north will be diverted east on 28th Street and north on Calvert Street to University Parkway. Traffic …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The robber was trying to steal food from Safeway.
A warrant has been issued for a robber who assaulted a security guard while trying to steal food from Safeway. According to Baltimore police, at 2:18 p.m., April 22, a robber was trying to take $40.81 worth of food from Safeway, 2401 N. Charles St. As the robber was trying to get away with the stolen items a security guard confronted the robber. The robber then assaulted the security guard and ran from the scene. However, while assaulting the security guard the robber’s identification was dropped. An arrest warrant has been issued for the robber. Sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Contact editor Adam Bednar with any news tips. Want to write on your own? Skip the middle man. Join our Local Voices.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Forty homes in the Charles Village were without water following a pipe break Thursday afternoon.
(UPDATE 8:11 a.m.)—St. Paul Street is open to traffic after it was cosed between 32nd and 29th streets on Thursday afternoon because of a broken 6-inch water main. The break left 40 homes in Charles Village without water and closed a portion of St. Paul Street through early Friday morning, according to the Department of Public Works. Kurt Kocher, a department spokesman, wrote in an email at about 7:30 a.m. Friday, that the road was open to traffic again. Check with our commute page to see if the street remains closed and how it’s impacting your commute.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Residents opposed having a grocery store at the proposed development because of its location near Eddie’s Market of Charles Village.
Community uproar has halted plans to include a grocery store as part of a proposed development on the Olmsted lot. In a news release, Armada Hoffler, the developer chosen by the property’s owner Johns Hopkins University, announced they would not include a grocery store in the development in Charles Village. "Through a series of community meetings and responses to surveys, community residents provided feedback, insights and recommendations for the project," according to the release "As a result, the development group announced today that it will not include a grocery store in its plans for the project." Residents have opposed including a grocery store in the development because they were afraid it would put the locally-owned Eddie' Market …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tom Gamper saw and heard the explosions Monday at the Boston Marathon.
Charles Village resident Tom Gamper is unharmed following Monday's attack at the Boston Marathon. Gamper told The Baltimore Messenger he saw and heard the two explosions from what authorities later said were improvised explosive devices. "This is terrible. It's just terrible. It's a bad scene," Gamper, a Gilman School graduate who ran his third Boston Marathon, told the paper. Three people are dead and 176 are injured following the attack just before 3 p.m. at the marathon's finish line. According to The Boston Globe, the two bombs were inside small duffel bags and consisted of nails and ball-bearings in 6-liter pressure cookers. Local runner Mike Gimbel, who has run the marathon in the past and pulled out this year due to injury, said …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The U.S. Attorney files motion to seize properties in Oakenshawe, Charles Village and Old Goucher.
Federal law enforcement officials are seeking to seize five properties in North Baltimore owned by a woman accused of luring other women to work as prostitutes in the area, according to court documents filed by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. The properties are all at least partially owned by Di Zhang, 42, of the 100 block of Edgerton Rd, in Towson, who has been charged with human trafficking and prostitution in Baltimore County District Court. Zhang was arrested on March 8 along with her boyfriend, Yi Dian Dong, 54, who also faces charges of human trafficking and prostitution in Baltimore County. Both have been released on bails of $20,000. Among the properties that federal prosecutors are trying to seize is one at 1404…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The university is considering including a grocery store as part of its Olmsted lot development.
Despite continued community opposition, and the emotional plea of a local business owner, Johns Hopkins University has not ruled out including a grocery store as part of its Olmsted lot development. Representatives from Johns Hopkins, and its developer Armada Hoffler, made a presentation about its proposed mixed-use development at the corner of 33rd and St. Paul streets to members of the Charles Village Civic Association on Wednesday night, and reiterated no solid plans for the development have been made. "Where we are right now is we’re in our homework phase," said Alan Fish, Johns Hopkins vice president for real estate and campus services. Representatives said that the community has made it's opposition to including a grocer well known…
Monday, March 25, 2013
The neighborhood community association's general membership meeting will involve another presentation from Johns Hopkins and its developer.
Charles Village residents will have another chance to sound off on what they want to see as part of a planned development at the Olmsted lot. Johns Hopkins University and its developer will speak at the Charles Village Civic Association’s general membership meeting for the lot located at 33rd and St. Paul streets at 7 p.m., Wednesday. The meeting will be at Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St. The project generated controversy in February when it was revealed the developer, Armada Hoffler, was considering including a grocery store as part of the development. That news upset many residents in surrounding communities, who did not want competition to the locally owned Eddie’s Market of Charles Village, which is located …
Share your snow day photos from North Baltimore.
A mix of rain, sleet and snow gave the area a taste of winter at the start of spring. The precipitation caused some traffic problems, and made for a soggy day in general. Above are a few of the photos Patch snapped around town. If you have photos of today's messy weather share them with your neighbors cick on the "upload photos and video" button under the pictures attached to this article.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Residents spoke with representatives from Johns Hopkins University and developer Armada Hoffler about the Olmsted lot plans.
Charles Village residents told representatives from Johns Hopkins University, and its developer, they don’t want a grocery store as part of a project at the Olmsted lot because it would compete with the locally owned Eddie’s Market of Charles Village. On Tuesday night, Johns Hopkins held its first community meeting about the proposed mixed-use development, which would be built on a vacant lot it owns at 33rd and St. Paul streets, and tried to assure residents there are no concrete plans to include a grocery store in the project. "We don’t have a contract for any kind of development at this time," said Alan Fish, Johns Hopkins vice president for real estate and campus services. Residents in the communities near the proposed development have…