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By JACQUES KELLY | September 7, 2002
IT'S ALWAYS a jolt when I miss something that stood in a place for a lifetime. So it was, the other day, while heading off to lunch, that the Belair Market disappeared. It was gone. Where the block-long market building stood is now a freshly tilled vacant lot. When I say stood, I mean for centuries. There was a market in Oldtown, on Gay Street, for ages. Newspaper articles say the market was founded in 1813. My mother's family, who settled in Baltimore in 1760, acted as if the Belair Market was a venerable institution when they arrived.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
A man was shot in the Belair-Edison neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore Sunday night, police said. Officers were called to the 3800 block of Elmley Ave. at 10:16 p.m. for the shooting and found a 19-year-old man with a head wound, police said. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The victim's condition was not released, and police did not provide any information on a suspect or motive. Northeastern District detectives are investigating, and anyone with information may call 410-396-2444.
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October 7, 1990
Bishop C. Helfenbein, who ran a butcher stall in the Belair Market for 58 years and was longtime president of the stall merchants association, died yesterday at Brook Grove Nursing Home in Olney after a long illness.He was 83.One of the old breed of German butchers in the city markets, Mr. Helfenbein was a sarcastic yet effective advocate for the Belair Market stall operators for many years until his retirement in 1983.He was instrumental in convincing City Hall to rebuild the citymarkets in the 1970s, proclaiming the modern, festive-lookingstructures the precursors of Harborplace.
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By Natalie Sherman | October 3, 2014
A Florida business bought the Belair Edison Crossing shopping center for $12.3 million this week, a deal that suggests strength in the city's retail investor market, the broker for the transaction said Thursday. “It's a significantly sized deal in Baltimore City,” said Gil Neuman, managing director of Greysteel Co. “I think there's a new sort of … revival, so to speak, of Baltimore, which is being seen nationally as a desirable place to invest.” The 16-acre Belair Road property last sold in 2003 for $4.7 million, according to reports at the time.
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By Richard Irwin | July 20, 2007
Northeastern District police responding to a 911 call reporting a man shot in the 3100 block of Belair Road near Clifton Park Terrace about 3:30 p.m. yesterday found the victim lying dead between two parked cars, said Agent Donny Moses, a Police Department spokesman. The man was shot at least once in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene by Fire Department medics, Moses said. Moses said the man's name was withheld pending notification of family members. The scene of the daylight shooting was a busy section of the Belair-Edison neighborhood at the eastern edge of Clifton Park, police said.
NEWS
November 30, 2008
On Nov. 19, 1884, a large crowd of Democrats gathered for the "Barbecue at Belair," celebrating the presidential election of Grover Cleveland. The barbecue was threatened by persistent rains, but 400 to 500 people came to the fairgrounds. Everyone was well fed, and "many of them after polishing the bones carried them home as souvenirs of the first democratic barbecue. ... After the feasting was over the crowd was called to order in the main exhibition hall and addressed by Misters Thomas C. Weeks, Herman Stump and J.T.C.
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By peter hermann and peter hermann,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | October 24, 2008
A community leader and a church pastor in a tiny section of Northeast Baltimore's Belair-Edison known as the "Four by Four" are convinced they know who is responsible for crime on their streets. John T. Shannon Jr. wants to make it clear: The East Baltimore residents displaced by the sweeping redevelopment around Johns Hopkins Hospital are, by and large, good, hardworking people and fine neighbors. He's the president of East Baltimore Development Inc., the nonprofit organization in charge of transforming acre upon acre of crumbling rowhouses north of Hopkins into a biotech park, and he took exception to my recent column about complaints from residents of Belair-Edison about the number of east-siders who moved there.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,Sun Staff Writer | April 3, 1995
In Belair-Edison, the rowhouses are neat and affordable, the ++ parks and alleys clean, the block watch captains always on duty and the slumlords held at bay.Here is a neighborhood where natives pronounce Belair "Blair," a place so quintessentially Baltimore that filmmaker Barry Levinson shot scenes for "Avalon" and "Tin Men" on streets known for red brick rowhouses lined with handsome porches.But even here, in the tidy Northeast Baltimore neighborhood of 14,000 people -- named one of Maryland's best by a state commission last year -- people are fleeing for the suburbs.
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By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | October 15, 2008
Anthony Dawson has a list. It is handwritten and scrawled on a notebook-size piece of paper, and it records his efforts to eradicate drug-dealing and crime from a small part of lower Belair-Edison in Northeast Baltimore. In February, he wrote, "Created good neighbor walks." On July 11, Dawson noted a community cookout at which he talked to city police about drug dealing at St. Cloud and Lyndale avenues, in an area known as the "4X4" off Belair Road across from the Lake Clifton school complex.
BUSINESS
By Melinda Rice and Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 26, 1998
Spring in Belair-Edison is synonymous with azaleas.The flowers bud throughout the square mile that constitutes this Northeast Baltimore neighborhood, their vibrant pink clashing with the more sedate red brick used to build most of the homes.From the neighborhood's major intersection, where Belair Road and Erdman Avenue meet, rowhouses march outward until they bump into Herring Run Park to the north and east, Clifton Park Golf Course to the west and Sinclair Lane to the south.A sprinkling of single-family homes and duplexes -- about 1.5 percent of the neighborhood's 6,900 homes -- sit in a clump by themselves.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Two men were injured by a BB gun in an aggravated assault in a West Baltimore alley Monday, police said. Officers, called shortly after 4 p.m., found a 48-year-old man with wounds to his leg and back at the intersection of W. Lanvale Street and Kirby Lane. The second victim, a 29-year-old, walked into an area hospital with an injury to his chest about 10 minutes later. The 48-year-old was in good condition and the 29-year-old was in fair condition, police said, and both were stable.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
A Dundalk man died after he was struck by a car when he attempted to cross Belair Road Tuesday night, Baltimore County police said. Gary Leahey, 53, of the 7900 block of St. Gregory Drive, was crossing Belair, north of Elm Avenue in Overlea, when he was hit by a 2004 Hyundai Sonata headed north on Belair Road, police said. The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. The Hyundai remained at the scene, police said. Leahey was taken to Franklin Square Hospital where he later died.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
A man was shot in the back in Northeast Baltimore Sunday night, police said. Police were called at 9:15 p.m. to the 3800 block of Shannon Drive in the Belair-Edison neighborhood for the shooting. No suspect or motive information was released. Northeastern District detectives are investigating, and anyone with information may call 410-396-2444. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
Daniel "Rocky" Hyde, a former tavern owner and a retired Maryland State Lottery employee, died of heart failure Wednesday at Franklin Square Medical Center. The Rosedale resident was 65. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Leo Hyde, a postal worker, and Vera Sacco Hyde, a homemaker. The family lived in Loch Raven Village. He attended Immaculate Heart of Mary School and was a 1966 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, where he was a standout football offensive and defensive lineman.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
A man was shot in the jaw and ankle on Belair Road in northeast Baltimore early Wednesday morning by an unknown suspect wearing a hooded sweat shirt and dark pants, city police said. Police were called around 1:50 a.m. in the 5800 block of Belair Road where officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he is in critical but stable condition. Police did not provide additional information about the victim. Police said he was approached by an unknown male suspect who had an unknown caliber handgun.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2014
When Baltimore restaurateur Casey Jenkins opens the Birdland Sports Bar & Grill on Belair Road this month, it will be one of a few sit-down restaurants along the commercial strip. But he, and many others, hope it won't be the last. City, county and neighborhood groups are coalescing around efforts to revitalize the U.S. 1 drag, a corridor once known for its car dealerships and now a hodgepodge of rim shops, takeout joints and convenience stores. Some $5 million in city, state and federal money is being directed to street improvements, a first step to drawing new business to the area.
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By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,Staff Writer | April 25, 1993
When David Sann searched for his first home two years ago, his instinct was to hunt in Baltimore County.After all, he'd been raised in Towson. But instead, he scouted out a Baltimore neighborhood where his payments are just $433 a month -- less than half what a White Marsh home of similar size would have cost."
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,Sun Staff Writer | June 9, 1995
Belair Market merchants implored the Baltimore City Planning Commission yesterday to quash a proposal that would tear down part of one of the nation's oldest markets to make way for a large grocery store that merchants say will put them out of business.But after nearly five hours of hearing opposition from the Belair Market merchants and support from other business owners in the Oldtown Mall and area residents, the commission approved the proposal, saying it would breathe new life into a decaying area of East Baltimore.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2014
A Baltimore woman died Tuesday night after she was struck by a car near her home in Rosedale, police said. Tasia Nicole Henley, 28, was walking in the 5600 block of Belair Road shortly after 10 p.m. when she struck by the Chevrolet Malibu, police said. Henley, of 4515 White Ave., was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:57 p.m., police said. Police did not release the name of the driver. The incident remains under investigation. matthew.brown@baltsun.com twitter.com/matthewhaybrown
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