Friday, May 10, 2013
The Greater Homewood Community Corporation is hosting its second annual Day to Play at Wyman Park.
Looking for a place to play? The Greater Homewood Community Corporation will be hosting its second annual Day to Play at 2 p.m., Saturday at Wyman Park where residents can participate in field games, take a bike tour of Remington and enjoy an after party, according to the nonprofit’s website. The event costs $15, or $10 for Remington residents and $5 for children under 16, and can be paid at the door or residents may register online. Events include: Race through Remington with prizes from the Baltimore Museum of Art and Charm City Cakes.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The building is reportedly in the 2700 block of Sisson Street.
(UPDATED 10:17 p.m.)—A two-alarm fire has destroyed a commercial building that housed Sisson Street Automotive and the Open Space Gallery at 2720 Sisson St. At about 8:30 p.m., Wednesday firefighters were still batting the blaze. The exit from Interstate 83 to 28th Street, headed east toward Remington and Charles Village, was closed because of the fire. Stay with Patch for updates.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The house in the 2600 block of Miles Avenue was demolished as part of Baltimore Housing's Vacants to Value program.
(UPDATE 4:11 p.m.)—A dilapidated Remington home was destroyed to make way for an expanded community garden on Tuesday. Residents gathered outside, recording with their cellphones as city employees tore down the home at 2605 Miles Ave. that was so neglected that it could not be rehabbed. Now a community garden started by residents will be extended into where the home used to stand. "It's great excitement.. I'm just thrilled," said Judith Kunst, president of the Greater Remington Improvement Association. The home was demolished as part of Baltimore Housing's Vacants to Value program, which is intended to rehab or demolish abandoned properties in the city. The initiative is one of the Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's signature programs and …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The demolition of the property at 2605 Miles Ave. is scheduled for Tuesday and will make way for an expanded community garden.
A blighted house in Remington will be demolished to make room for an expanded community garden. Baltimore Housing, through it’s Vacants to Value program, which was established more than two years ago to help demolish or renovate abandoned buildings, will tear down a dilapidated house at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at 2605 Miles Ave. to help make way for the extension of a garden already on the building’s south side. "It’s a blighting influence. Blight is never good," said Cheron Porter, a spokeswoman for Baltimore Housing. The building is in a section of Remington near the revamped Miller’s Court mixed-use development and the former James and Lynn’s Tire Service that is being turned into theater, restaurant and office space by Seawall Development…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Benny Davis was involved in an argument with his girlfriend prior to allegedly shooting D’Andre Thomas earlier this month, according to court documents.
A domestic dispute led to Benny Davis allegedly shooting and killing D’Andre Thomas in Remington earlier this month. According to Baltimore District Court records, Davis, 24, shot Thomas, 25, twice in the stomach as Thomas tried to leave his home in the 2700 block of Fox Street. Davis came to the house earlier in the day looking for his girlfriend. Earlier that morning Davis and his girlfriend were in an argument at their apartment in the 900 block of Druid Hill Park Lake Drive. During the argument Davis allegedly punched her in the face. She then left and said she was heading to her "best friends" house, according to documents. Davis then showed up at Thomas’ door in Remington. Davis demanded to see his girlfriend and Thomas told him that…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Benny Davis, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.
Baltimore police have arrested and charged a man for the murder of D’Andre Thomas in Remington. Benny Davis, 24, is accused of shooting Thomas, Monday morning, in the 2700 block of Fox Street in Remington. Davis, of the 3500 block of Elmora Avenue, allegedly shot Thomas in the stomach. Thomas was taken to an area hospital where he died from his wounds that afternoon. Davis was arrested on Tuesday on warrants for first-degree murder and other charges related to the killing, and was denied bail on Thursday. His next scheduled court date is on April 16, for a preliminary hearing in district court. Davis is no stranger to the legal system. According to electronic court records, Davis has faced several charges dating back to 2005 that include …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Police say D’Andre Thomas was shot and killed on Monday.
Baltimore police have identified the man shot and killed in Remington Monday. D’Andre Thomas, 25, was shot at 9:41 a.m. in the 2700 block of Fox Street, according to Baltimore police. Thomas, of the 2700 block of Fox Street, was shot in the stomach and pronounced dead at an area hospital at 1:27 p.m. Monday. Detectives are still investigating why Thomas was shot. 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, February 14, 2013
The building that was home to James and Lynn’s Tire Service will be renovated to host a theater, restaurant and nonprofit office space.
Sewall Development Corporation is set to begin in March the $3.5 million transformation of a former Remington tire shop into a mixed use building housing a theater, restaurant and nonprofit offices. Evan Morville, a principal with Seawall, said the construction on the building— formerly home to James and Lynn’s Tire Service—will be complete enough in November for the nonprofit Young Audiences of Maryland to move in to their new offices. "The thing I think we’ve really focused on is development for need—not just to develop to develop," Morville said. The company has already redeveloped the former H.F. Miller Tin Box and Can Manufacturing building into the mixed-use Miller’s Court that is located across the street from their newest project. …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
An Oregon baker told the couple he wouldn’t make a cake for their wedding so the former Ace of Cakes star volunteered.
After the owner of Sweet Cakes in Gresham, Ore. told a lesbian couple he wouldn’t make their wedding cake because he opposes same-sex marriage, Charm City Cakes owner Duff Goldman said he do it free, according to Today. After the owner denied the couple, Goldman, founder of Remington’s Charm City Cakes and former star of the Food Network’s "Ace of Cakes," decided he would step in. "You see stories, you hear stories and you always try to (think), 'Well, what can I do?' … I saw this story and thought, 'Wait! I can do something. There's injustice involving a cake. I can fix this!'" Goldman told Today. Charm City Cakes has supplied desserts for same-sex nuptials even before Maryland voters legalized them in November. Mary Alice Yetskey, the …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The robber was brandishing a handgun during the crime.
A robber made his selection of candy bars before stealing cash from a local business. According to Baltimore police, at 2:35 a.m., Jan. 27, a robber walked into the 7-Eleven in the 200 block of W. 28th Street, picked out three candy bars and put them on the counter. He then pulled out a handgun and told the clerk: "Open the register and give me the money." The clerk complied and the robber ran out the store headed east on 28th Street. 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.