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By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com | December 6, 2009
The problem: The bicycle rack at Baltimore's first on-street bike parking area in Charles Village is missing. The back story: Susan Walther was excited after her new neighborhood, Charles Village, became home to Baltimore's first on-street bicycle parking area. She and her husband are cyclists, and they have admired other bike-friendly communities around the country and in Europe. The on-street bike parking, in front of Eddie's Market in the 3100 block of St. Paul St., was lauded by city officials when it was installed in March.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
In Baltimore, some business owners say they're constantly nagged by city fees for making improvements to their stores. Add a bike rack outside? There's a fee for that. Put up a security camera? Another fee. Add more lighting? There's a fee for that, too. That's why some are expressing disappointment that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake used her first veto since taking office in 2010 to strike down a bill aimed at reducing or eliminating many of the so-called "minor privilege" fees the city charges.
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NEWS
January 27, 1994
POLICE LOG* Oakland Mills: 6000 block of Stevens Forest Road: Two bikes chained to a bike rack behind Stevens Forest Elementary School were stolen Tuesday. A silver and black, five-speed, 20-inch mountain bike worth $125 and a boy's black, 12-speed, 24-inch mountain bike worth $170 were stolen.* Long Reach: 6100 block of Foreland Garth: Someone tried to steal a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Saturday.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
New developments in Towson will have to provide bike racks under legislation approved Monday by the Baltimore County Council. Bicycling advocates had supported the bill by Councilman David Marks and Council Chairman Tom Quirk as a way to encourage cycling and reduce traffic congestion, especially at a time when several large new developments are planned for downtown Towson. Council members also adopted a resolution by the same councilmen asking the county's Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee to study the possibility of creating a bike sharing program.
NEWS
October 18, 1993
POLICE LOG* Wilde Lake: 10300 block of Green Mountain Circle: The window of a green Oldsmobile Royale was shot out by a BB gun Tuesday or Wednesday.5400 block of Trumpeter Road: A green and black 21-speed boy's mountain bike was stolen from a bike rack at the Wilde Lake High School Wednesday afternoon.5900 block of Stevens Forest Road: Someone broke the windshield of an Acura Integra parked at the Columbia Exxon station Friday or Saturday.
NEWS
July 29, 1994
Augustine Pounds, an Anne Arundel Community College vice president, has received the Iowa State University Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate Award for prestigious service, educational leadership and commitment to teaching.The college vice president for student services, college development and intercollegiate athletics received her doctorate from Iowa State in 1980 and worked as an administrator and instructor from 1976 to 1989.She joined AACC in 1991.POLICE LOG* Candlewood: Someone stole a $300 Motor Cross bike Tuesday morning from a bike rack at Severna Park Middle School.
NEWS
July 13, 1994
POLICE* Westminster: A resident of Stacey Lee Drive in the Greens of Westminster reported that someone broke into the swimming pool office and stole about $300 Sunday.A South Church Street resident told police that someone spray-painted the side of his garage Sunday. He estimated the damage at $50.A Sheetz convenience store employee reported that someone stole items valued at $11.25 from the East Main Street store Sunday.Two bicycles were stolen Friday from the bike rack at the city swimming pool in the Greens of Westminster.
NEWS
By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Staff Writer | May 19, 1992
When Bonnie Smelkinson asked the security guards at Oriole Park why they were carting away her bicycle, they told her it was illegally parked.The guards, who work for the Maryland Stadium Authority, had cut the lock from Ms. Smelkinson's bike, which was chained to a wrought-iron fence outside the stadium's Russell Street entrance. Her boyfriend's bike was locked to hers. Both were hauled to the security office on a recent Sunday afternoon."I was furious," recalls Ms. Smelkinson, 22, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,ed.gunts@baltsun.com | November 23, 2008
Like most cities, Baltimore offers urban cyclists a fairly limited range of parking options - a lonely metal stanchion outside a coffee shop, perhaps, or an innocuous group rack outside an office building. If it offers anything at all. But starting next spring, cyclists will have more choices in at least one part of town, the Station North arts and entertainment district. And Baltimore will have a new kind of sidewalk art, part of a national trend that is changing the landscape of cities large and small: the bike rack as public sculpture.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | December 5, 1992
If I had been paying more attention in sophomore geometr class I'm sure finding the perfect position for the bike rack on the car would be easier. But I wasn't. Instead of studying the triangles on the blackboard, I spent much of the class staring out the classroom window, watching a cop who parked in front of our high school and caught speeders.Now every time I try to adjust the angles of the rack so that no bike part scratches the car trunk, pieces of old geometry equations flash through my mind, and my palms start to sweat.
NEWS
May 29, 2013
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is a bright and dedicated public servant. Here's the rub: He could be the most competent police commissioner Baltimore has ever seen but that would not be enough to transform the city into a model metropolis. First, he needs the commitment of those who serve him. The battered Baltimore police force has been through the emotional wringer the past few years. It is of utmost importance that they believe in the changes Mr. Batts wants to implement.
EXPLORE
September 3, 2012
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455. East Belvedere Avenue 500 block at 5:48 p.m. Aug. 26. Bike stolen from bike rack on rear of vehicle. Owner witnessed theft. 1100 block, between noon and 6 p.m. Aug. 27. Air mattress, floor fan, Sanyo 32-inch TV damaged, but not stolen.
EXPLORE
July 16, 2012
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455. Brambleton Road 2400 block, between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 12. Men's blue hybrid bike stolen from garage. Entry gained through side door. Chancery Road 200 block, between 7 p.m. July 10 and 6 a.m. July 11. Fuji and Trek bikes stolen from shed.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
Baltimore police are gearing up for an estimated influx of 200,000 people into the city for Independence Day . Acting Commissioner Anthony E. Barksdale held a news conference Tuesday to emphasize that the city is prepared. "We're working very hard to ensure that we're ready," said Barksdale, who also publicly acknowledged that he would like to succeed his former boss, Frederick H. Bealefeld III, as commissioner. Barksdale said he had turned in his resume but was not offended by Mayor Stephanie-Rawlings-Blake's decision to conduct a national search for a new top cop. "If I get it, I'll be happy.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay | December 6, 2009
The problem:: The bicycle rack at Baltimore's first on-street bike parking area in Charles Village is missing. The back story:: Susan Walther was excited after her new neighborhood, Charles Village, became home to Baltimore's first on-street bicycle parking area. She and her husband are cyclists, and they have admired other bike-friendly communities around the country and in Europe. The on-street bike parking, in front of Eddie's Market in the 3100 block of St. Paul St., was lauded by city officials when it was installed in March.
NEWS
November 27, 2008
Providing bounty to those in need Kudos to the Swirnow family for continuing their practice of donating turkey dinners to some of Baltimore's most needy families ("Providing dinner for 21,000," Nov. 23). In an economy that begs business owners (and individuals) to hold onto their shrinking resources, the Swirnows understand that our economic distress is all the more reason to contribute to help meet the needs of those who live the reality of limited resources each day. In 20 years of nonprofit work, I have never met someone who has consciously chosen to be poor, hungry or live in poverty because he or she was lazy, felt entitled or just wanted to kick back and let someone else provide for him. If you are grateful that your plate will be full this Thanksgiving, please step up to the plate and help provide bounty for those who struggle to survive each day. Let's feed people, fight disease, foster hope.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | February 9, 1991
Every so often I abandon common sense and go on a family bike ride.Getting the bikes rolling is a several-stage process for our family. First there is the declaration of the intent to go cycling. That is followed by the installation of the car's bike rack, the hunt for helmets, the search for a working air hose. Next there is the drive to the bike trail, with several stops along the way to readjust the slipping bike rack.Finally, upon arrival at the bike trail, there is the issuance of the inevitable parental admonition: "Behave yourselves!
NEWS
November 27, 2008
Providing bounty to those in need Kudos to the Swirnow family for continuing their practice of donating turkey dinners to some of Baltimore's most needy families ("Providing dinner for 21,000," Nov. 23). In an economy that begs business owners (and individuals) to hold onto their shrinking resources, the Swirnows understand that our economic distress is all the more reason to contribute to help meet the needs of those who live the reality of limited resources each day. In 20 years of nonprofit work, I have never met someone who has consciously chosen to be poor, hungry or live in poverty because he or she was lazy, felt entitled or just wanted to kick back and let someone else provide for him. If you are grateful that your plate will be full this Thanksgiving, please step up to the plate and help provide bounty for those who struggle to survive each day. Let's feed people, fight disease, foster hope.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,ed.gunts@baltsun.com | November 23, 2008
Like most cities, Baltimore offers urban cyclists a fairly limited range of parking options - a lonely metal stanchion outside a coffee shop, perhaps, or an innocuous group rack outside an office building. If it offers anything at all. But starting next spring, cyclists will have more choices in at least one part of town, the Station North arts and entertainment district. And Baltimore will have a new kind of sidewalk art, part of a national trend that is changing the landscape of cities large and small: the bike rack as public sculpture.
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