Horseshoe Baltimore will be hosting a table games hiring event on Monday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 22 at M&T Bans Stadium.
Southern District Public Safety Forum With Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Commissioner Batts on April 17th
The Southern District Public Safety Forum will take place on Thursday, April 17 at the National Federation of the Blind led by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.
After reviewing the board’s decision, David C. Tanner, executive director of the BMZA, issued the zoning board’s decision last Friday. The decision supported the denial of variances on the parking requirement and open air courtyard for outdoor table service, but determined that the rear yard variance was not required.
The Baltimore City Police Department Southern District, which includes the South Peninsula, Pigtown, SoWeBo, Cherry Hill, Curtis Bay, Morrell Park and areas around Middle Branch, has experienced a 17% decrease in crime this year through March 15, 2014 compared to the beginning of last year through March 15, 2013.
In the 19th and early 20th century, Baltimore was the third largest immigration port in the United States behind New York City and Boston. The Baltimore Immigration Memorial (BIM) is planning a museum to honor this rich heritage.
The Southern District Explorers program is raising money for a summer trip to the 2014 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference in Bloomington, Indiana. Through the Explorers program, youth are partnered with police officers who serve as mentors and teach them about good citizenship, community involvement, and leadership skills.
The U.S. Green Building Council Maryland Chapter (USGBC Maryland) presented 14 awards, as part of its 9th Annual Wintergreen Awards for Excellence in Green Building, last week. Taking home awards were 1901 South Charles and M&T Bank Stadium.
Baltimore’s first fashion truck rally, Boulevard of Chic (BOC), will be taking place at the parking lot at 1220 Key Hwy. on April 26th from 12pm to 6pm.
Starting in April, the Baltimore Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin mechanical street sweeping for all of Baltimore’s neighborhoods. This is great news for those who have been frustrated by the cleanliness of the streets throughout the city.
Under Armour presented renovation plans for their Tide Point campus on Wednesday, March 12th to the Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA). The renovations fall within the requirements of the planned unit development (PUD) passed in early 2012 which allows for 400,000 square feet of future expansion at Tide Point.
At approximately 7 pm on Wednesday, March 12th, 1418 Cooksie St. in Locust Point, which was currently being rebuilt, collapsed to the ground. No injuries were reported in the incident, but a Chevrolet Trailblazer that was parked adjacent to the house was crushed by the debris.
As soon as the weather warms consistently above 40 degrees, likely by the end of March, construction will begin on a new traffic-calming plan for South Hanover St. from Wells St. to Heath St. that includes the installation of two medians. Frustration has been expressed for years about the speed of cars on Hanover St. as well as illegal truck traffic.
The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men’s Basketball Championship is making its Baltimore debut this weekend, featuring local teams such as top-seeded Delaware and second-seeded Towson. The tournament gets started on Friday at the Baltimore Arena with the championship game on Monday.
The deadline passed on Tuesday night to file candidacy for the 2014 Maryland state elections. Key elections that will impact this area are District 46 (map here) State Senator, District 46 State Delegates, and Baltimore State’s Attorney. The primary election will be held on June 24th and the general election will be held on November 4th.
Population growth is seen as a key to improving Baltimore, lowering property taxes, and improving city services. However, in an area like the South Peninsula, where occupancy rates are near 100%, new construction is needed for significant population growth. From 2000 to 2010, the area saw a population growth of 1,116 residents going from 18,145 to 19,261.
When I came up with the idea for a hyper-local website covering South Baltimore news in early 2012, I wasn’t sure how it would be received, but I knew I would get the chance talk – and learn more – about the community I love. As SouthBMore.com turns two years old today, I have to say it has been an experience beyond all expectations.