Thursday, May 23, 2013
Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts told residents their help is needed in neighborhoods where residents many not “speak,” “dress” or "smell" like them.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts asked Roland Park residents to avoid thinking about how they can improve just their neighborhood, and to consider how they can boost the city has a whole. Batts made his pitch for the community’s help during the Roland Park Civic League’s annual meeting on Wednesday night, at the Roland Park Elementary and Middle School. "In some of our communities, maybe in the Eastern and the Western [districts] those people that have the sophistication and the knowledge of how to build the infrastructure are no longer there," Batts said. "So when you go into that community and say ‘Pick yourself up by the bootstraps. Get yourself together. Get this community together. Build neighborhood watch’ they don’t …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The commissioner will discuss his plans for reducing crime in Baltimore.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts will address the Roland Park Civic League about his plans for reducing crime in the city during the organization’s annual meeting. The league will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Roland Park Elementary and Middle School, 5207 Roland Ave., according to the group’s website. At previous community meetings in North Baltimore Batts has talked to residents about reaching out and helping in other communities that are struggling with crime in addition to how he plans to address issues specific to those communities. Batts took over command of the nation’s sixth largest department last fall following a stint as the police chief in Oakland. He was selected by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
See what improvements are being suggested for the schools in your neighborhood.
Here are the recommendations for the schools in the city's northern neighborhoods released by the Baltimore City Public Schools on Tuesday. All recommendations have to be approved by the Baltimore City School Board. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Barclay Elementary/Middle School Govans Elementary School Guilford Elementary/Middle School Hampden Elementary/Middle School Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School Medfield Heights Elementary School The Mount Washington School Roland Park Elementary/Middle School Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School Waverly Elementary/Middle School Western High School
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Shae Lunga-Williams and her daughter Zoe Lunga wave to cars passing by on Roland Avenue.
Standing near the intersection of Deepedene Road and Roland Avenue Tuesday afternoon, Shae Lunga-Williams and her daughter Zoe Lunga waved signs telling voters Question 6 was about protecting families and children. Lunga-Williams explained that allowing gays and lesbians to marry provides a safety net for families that already exist, but wouldn’t be eligible for benefits if one partner dies. "I’m out here today because women—especially stay at home moms—have absolutely no protection except for marriage," Lunga-Williams said. She said that while they had been out waving at passing cars that 98 percent of the reactions were positive, but even the presence of 10-year-old Zoe didn’t stop some people from being nasty. "Only a few people …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The popular brunch and breakfast destination is looking to add its fourth restaurant.
Miss Shirley’s, the popular breakfast spot that started in Roland Park, is looking to open a new location in Washington D.C. The Cray Man Restaurant Group, which also includes S’ghetti Eddies and Roland Park Bagel Company, announced its interest in opening a spot in the nation's capital in a press release on Monday. “We’d like to be a part of the D.C. Dining scene because we feel that our restaurant, food and atmosphere is a good fit for the community. Our business model lends itself well to that demographic," Eddie Dopkin, owner of the Crazy Man Restaurant Group, said in the release. Besides its Roland Park location Miss Shirley’s has locations in downtown Baltimore, Annapolis and a food truck.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Storms scenes from several neighborhoods in North Baltimore.
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy made its presence known in North Baltimore on Monday afternoon. In Charles Village, residents made last minute stops for supplies, Hampden's West 36th Street was eerily empty, Roland Park residents made last minute grocery runs and the Jones Falls rushed through Mt. Washington. According to the National Weather Service, storm conditions are only supposed to get worse as the day wore on. Follow North Baltimore Patch for all the latest updates.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A gang of three men armed with handguns forced two residents into a car.
Armed robbers attacked two residents in Roland Park early Wednesday morning. Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman, said at about 2 a.m. a 40-year-old woman was returning home from work in the unit block of Upland Road when three robbers forced her into a car. The robbers, all armed with handguns, took her to a nearby ATM and forced her to withdraw money before releasing her on Roland Avenue. A short time later the robbers, driving a silver four door Dodge Stratus, spotted a 19-year-old man riding a bike in the 5500 block of Roland Avenue and forced him to crash. The robbers got out of the car under the pretense of helping the man, but then forced him into the car and demanded an ATM card. When the man said he did not have a card the …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The burglar allegedly fell from a balcony in the 4500 block of Roland Avenue.
An alleged burglar fell from a third floor balcony in Roland Park and died from his injuries. Sgt. Anthony Smith, a Baltimore police spokesman, said a resident returned home on Monday to the 4500 block of Roland Avenue, and saw a man pacing on the balcony. The man then tried to climb down the railing from the balcony, lost his grip and fell about 26 feet to a concrete walkway below. The resident called 911 for help, but at 1:09 p.m. the alleged burglar, described as a 55-year-old man, was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital. Police investigating the scene found evidence consistent with a burglary including a broken window and a ransacked house. Follow Patch for updates.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Police were chasing a car thief on foot near the school.
Roland Park Elementary/Middle School was placed on lock down Monday morning due to a police chase in the area. According to Det. Nicole Monroe, police tried to pull over an individual driving a stolen car in the Roland Park neighborhood. The car thief ran from the vehicle and led police on a foot chase at about 8:10 a.m., and he was eventually apprehended in the unit block of Elmwood Road. Monroe said the department’s communi made the school aware of the situation to prevent anyone from coming outside during the pursuit. Anne Fullerton, a spokeswoman for Baltimore City Public Schools, told a reporter to direct all questions to the Baltimore Police Department. "It's obviously an unfortunate incident but the children were not at risk," …