Monday, March 11, 2013
Some community members are upset the project’s developer is considering a grocery store competing with Eddie’s Market of Charles Village.
JoAnn Robinson, who has lived in the Charles Village and Abell communities since 1966, said Eddie’s Market of Charles Village is more than just a local business. So she and several other residents were alarmed when a developer chosen by Johns Hopkins University to build on the vacant Olmsted Lot at 33rd and St. Paul streets floated the idea of building a grocery store across the street from Eddie’s Market. "We all just consider Eddie’s an extension of our families. We’ve all shopped there for years," Robinson said. Residents will have a chance to discuss the project with Johns Hopkins University representatives during a community meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday at Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St. Jerry Gordon, the …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
After Words, a collection of poems, were written following the murder of Stephen Pitcairn.
Shirley Brewer, a poet who lives in Charles Village, has published a collection of poems honoring the life of Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins researcher who was stabbed to death in Brewer's North Baltimore neighborhood. The collection of Poems titled After Words, featuring a dedication written by Stephen Pitcairn’s mother Gwen Pitcairn, will have a launch party at 7 p.m., March 22 at the Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, according to an email from Brewer. "Let After Words serve to honor Stephen B. Pitcairn, and the larger community of individuals whose lives have been cut short by knives, guns, and other weapons. Every death affects each of us," Brewer wrote in her email. Brewer, in a profile last year, told Patch the book started after she…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
He was stabbed in the shoulder as he was trying to flee.
A man was stabbed when he tried to get away from a robber in Charles Village—though he didn't initially notice it. According to Baltimore police, at 8 p.m., Feb. 11, a man was walking in the 2500 block of Guilford Avenue when a robber grabbed him. The robber then told the man: "Where’s it at? Give it up." The robber then searched the man and took his cellphone and ID. At that point, the man tried to pull away from the robber. When that happened the man was struck on his shoulder. But the man continued to run from the scene and boarded a bus. Once he was on the bus, the man realized that he was stabbed when the robber struck him on the shoulder. Sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Contact editor Adam Bednar …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The group attacked the man from behind.
Six robbers jumped a man from behind in Charles Village and stole his wallet. According to Baltimore police, at 9:55 p.m., Feb. 18 a man was walking in the unit block of E. 26th Street when he was passed by a group of six people. As the man kept walking he heard the robbers approach him from behind. At that point the man was struck and he fell to the ground. One of the robbers then demanded: "Give me the money." The man complied and handed over his wallet, cellphone, watch and $50. The robbers then ran off—one of them riding a bike—in an unknown direction.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Volunteers and Greater Homewood Community Corporation employees will be working toward revamping the former Barclay Recreation Center.
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- Adam Bednar
Thursday, February 14
Greater Homewood Community Corporation employees and neighborhood volunteers will be gathering to continue the process of transforming the former Barclay Recreation Center into a new community center. Volunteers will gather on Presidents Day at 11 a.m. at the center, 300 W. 29th St., to begin cleaning and prepping the center for painting. "The building itself is in kind of rough shape, sort of on the surface. It hasn’t seen some maintenance in a long time," said John Bernet, assistant director of neighborhood programs. More than a year ago, Greater Homewood Community Corporation began working with Barclay School; the Abell; Charles Village; and Harwood communities to turn the closed center into a community hub that would provide activities…
Monday, February 11, 2013
The lot has sat vacant for years after initial development plans fell through.
Armada Hoffler development team will develop the empty one-acre grass lot at 33rd and St. Paul streets in Charles Village into a mixed-use retail and residential complex. Johns Hopkins University, which owns the lot, announced the selection in a news release Friday. The lot has sat vacant for years after houses and businesses were demolished to make way for a proposed Struever Bros. Eccles and Rouse mixed-use development. However, following the economic collapse, the developer abandoned plans for it’s mixed-use project on the site and sold the land to the university in 2009. Since that time the land has been a grass covered, fenced in vacant lot. In October 2011, several residents turned the lot into a "public park" to advocate for the …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The ring was taken from a man on Guilford Avenue at gunpoint.
A man was robbed of his wedding ring at gunpoint in Charles Village. According to Baltimore police, at 12:30 a.m., Jan. 28, a man was walking in the 2700 block of Guilford Avenue when a robber approached him. The robber pointed the handgun at the man and demanded his wedding ring. He handed over the ring and the robber took off running headed south. 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.
Monday, January 28, 2013
A robber struck him because he didn’t have any money.
A man was struck in the face with a handgun after telling a robber he had no money. According to Baltimore police, at 7:35 p.m., Jan. 21, a man was walking in the 2700 block of St. Paul Street when a robber approached him and pointed a handgun in the man’s face. The robber then told the man: "give me the money." The man told the robber he didn’t have any money. The robber then struck him in the face with the gun and then ran east on 29th Street, according to police. 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.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The proposed clinic would’ve been located next door to an elementary and middle school.
A zoning board dismissed a request to operate a methadone clinic near a Charles Village school when the applicant failed to appear at a hearing Monday. Juliet Adetunji was scheduled to appear before the Municipal and Zoning Appeals Board on Tuesday at 1 p.m., but she never showed up, and her request to operate "health care clinic, mental health, substance abuse treatment and counseling services" at 2541 St. Paul Street was dismissed. Before the board ruled to dismiss the zoning request, Steve Crouch, the building’s manager, said that neither he nor the building’s owner knew, or approved for anyone to pursue operating a methadone clinic at the property. Crouch said the building is currently leased to Isaac Ogunsola & Co. CPA, and that their…
Monday, January 7, 2013
A city zoning board will hear an appeal to allow the use of a building near the Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School as a methadone clinic on Tuesday.
A city zoning board will decide Tuesday whether or not to allow a methadone clinic to open just feet away from a public elementary and middle school in Charles Village. The Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals will hear the request to allow the use of the first floor of 2541 St. Paul Street, located next to the Margaret Brent School, to be used as a "health care clinic, mental health, substance abuse treatment and counseling services" at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The effort to open a drug treatment center so close to the school has irked parents and school advocates. Karen DeCamp, director of neighborhood programs at Greater Homewood Community Corporation, said the nonprofit has been working with parents and the Charles Village Civic Association to…