Wednesday, February 20, 2013
It's readers' turn to share their thoughts for new developments in North Baltimore.
Three major planned North Baltimore developments, long on hold, have taken major steps toward becoming reality. Johns Hopkins University announced a development team for the long vacant lot at 33rd and St. Paul streets into a mixed-use building, the redevelopment of the Rotunda is on track to begin this spring and 25th Street Station has cleared legal challenges regarding its planned unit development. Another significant redevelopment of a former tire shop in Remington into a theater, restaurant and office space is also set to begin in March. But what kind of development would you like to see happening in the area? Tell us in the comments.
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 …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The gift brings the Michael Bloomberg's giving to Johns Hopkins University to $1 billion.
A promised $350 million donation from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be used to help the university address some of the worlds most pressing problems with the rest being dedicated to need-based financial aid for undergraduates. The $250 million will be used to raise $1 billion to help the university stimulate cross-disciplinary work to address the world’s largest global problems and $100 million will finance 2,600 Bloomberg Scholarships in the next 10 years, according to a news release. "Johns Hopkins University has been an important part of my life since I first set foot on campus more than five decades ago," Bloomberg said in the release. "Each dollar I have given has been well-spent improving the institution and, just as …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The robbers made off with $70, a credit card and ID.
Robbers beat a man near Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Campus after he handed over his wallet. According to Baltimore police, at 12:10 a.m., Jan. 13 in the unit block of W. University Parkway two robbers approached a man and demanded his wallet. The man complied and the two robbers began to beat him anyway. The robbers took the man's wallet that had $70, various credit cards and IDs before running north.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Dr. Maranda Trahan and her research team are working to help individuals with dementia to communicate.
A Johns Hopkins researcher has three days left in a crowdfunding campaign to benefit dementia research. Dr. Maranda Trahan, a board certified behavioral analyst, is working with a team of student researchers from Towson University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County to find a method for dementia patients to communicate basic wants and needs using picture cards, according to a news release. Trahan is aiming to raise $4,000 to fund more researchers for the project through Rockethub. As of Thursday morning, $2,565 were raised. The campaign ends on Sunday. According to the release, Trahan, a postdoctoral research fellow, has found promising success with the program, but the method has not yet been tested on dementia patients. She …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Homewood Community Partners Initiative will steer the investments.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Johns Hopkins University announced Thursday that it is committing $10 million during the next five years to make improvements in the North Baltimore communities surrounding its Homewood Campus. The funds will be invested through a group of nonprofits, community associations and businesses called the Homewood Community Partners Initiative. "One thing that I think is worth underscoring, and what I think really denotes what is very special about this particular initiative is its comprehensiveness,” university President Ronald J. Daniels said during a news conference. “That is to say that what we’re thinking about is everything from thinking about incentives for improvement of housing, more lively retail and commercial corridor to improvement …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Three North Baltimore schools will be involved in a program aimed at bolstering science, technology, engineering and math.
Johns Hopkins University has received a $7.4 million National Science Foundation grant that will be used to boost science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Baltimore City Public Schools. The grant was announced during an event at Arlington Elementary/Middle School on Tuesday morning. Three schools in the Greater Homewood Community Corporation area will be participating in the STEM Achievement in Baltimore Education Program, which is designed to boost STEM education in grades three through five in a total of nine city schools, according to a news release. The program—in addition to engaging 40 STEM teachers—will also involve experts from the Maryland Science Center, The National Aquarium and Johns Hopkins. North Baltimore Schools:
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Jon Walter, a retiring Northern District community relations officer, will take over as the Johns Hopkins University’s community liaison.
Officer Jon Walter, a long time community relations officer in the Northern District, will be taking over as the new student and community liaison at Johns Hopkins University. Walter is taking over for Carrie Bennett, aka "The Shush Lady," who left the post to move to Pennsylvania to take care of her father following the death of her mother this summer. "When Dean [Susan] Boswell mentioned Jon’s name as a possible candidate for the position, I felt a huge wave of relief. I know Jon, I know his back ground, his work ethic and his philosophy regarding community relations. Knowing that he is the one to not just take over, but to take the Student/Community Liaison position forward, means so much to me," Bennett wrote on her blog. Walter …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The burglar swiped a class ring but avoided being taken into custody.
A burglar caught in the act in Roland Park told a resident he was there "to fix the plumbing." According to a police report, a burglar entered an apartment in the 500 block of University Parkway through the front door of the residence on Aug. 27, and stole a gold 1968 Johns Hopkins University class ring. The burglar was spotted in the hallway outside of the apartment by the resident, where the burglar explained his presence in the apartment by saying he was there "to fix the plumbing." The burglar then left the building on foot. Follow North Baltimore Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Hopkins students hung more than 3,000 pairs of shoes on a fence near St. Paul and 33rd Streets.