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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | June 25, 1992
Baltimore police say they've solved the Bolton Hill doorplate mystery.Someone had been stealing ornate doorplates and doorknobs from Victorian homes along Eutaw Place and Park Avenue. Last Friday, a man sold the pieces to an antique dealer for $40."He spoke well, and didn't appear to be an idiot by any means," said the dealer, Barr Harris of Harris Auction Galleries on Howard Street. "He brought in a carton of about 13 plates. I [thought] they would bring about $15 or $20 apiece."As a matter of routine, Mr. Harris photocopied the man's driver's license before purchasing the carton and its contents for $40.Three days later, Mr. Harris read in The Sun that a thief had been unscrewing the fancy brass door fixtures from homes in Bolton Hill.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1998
Sheila Bittner-Schmitt, former executive secretary and board member of the Mount Royal Improvement Association who led beautification projects in the Bolton Hill neighborhood, died Sunday of ovarian cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 46.Dressed in blue jeans and gardening clothes, she was a familiar figure to Bolton Hill residents, passing motorists and walkers as she planted, weeded and watered plants at Mount Royal Elementary and Middle School and Mount Royal Park, the garden along the Mount Royal Avenue service road below North Avenue.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | January 3, 2001
The Maryland Institute, College of Art has purchased the former Women's Hospital building in Baltimore's Bolton Hill historic district for $1 million and plans to convert it to a residence hall for about 225 students at an estimated cost of $10 million to $12 million. The sale, made final Thursday, marks a new chapter for the property at 140 W. Lafayette Ave., a blocklong building that has been vacant for seven years and has been the focus of concern about neighborhood blight. "It's a positive development," said George Lavdas, a Bolton Hill resident who has led the effort to find an appropriate owner for the former hospital.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2002
In Bolton Hill, where a former president and famous author once lived among the expansive Victorian homes and broad oak trees, residents say they have a lingering quality-of-life problem: prostitutes. The neighborhood has organized citizen patrols and clamored for increased police presence. But on Wednesday night, their demands for increased assistance swelled at a public meeting that included several public officials, including Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy. "It's really our first holistic approach," said Dan Gilbert, president of the Mount Royal Improvement Association, the surrounding neighborhood group.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun reporter | February 29, 2008
The two people gunned down in a road rage confrontation that began in West Baltimore and ended about a mile later in Bolton Hill were identified yesterday by police as a 16-year-old Dundalk girl and a 32-year-old Harford County man. No arrests had been made in what police said was a rare double-killing road rage incident, which began Wednesday evening with a dispute between the occupants of a green Volkswagen Jetta and a Ford Crown Victoria. A passenger in the Ford, Rebecca Meekins of the 8100 block of Mid Haven Road in Dundalk, and the driver, Edward Tyree Baylor, who lived in Harford County but had his mail delivered to his parents' home in the 5700 block of Rubin Ave. near Pimlico, were pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center shortly after they were shot about 6 p.m. by at least one of two men in the Jetta.
BUSINESS
By Mary E. Medland and Mary E. Medland,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 4, 1998
It's a stately, traditional neighborhood with a decidedly untraditional twist."I see a different color hair walking outside my windows every day," said Bolton Hill resident David Hart when talking about the numerous art students who call the area home or at least a home away from home.Bordered on the east by Mount Royal Avenue, on the north by North Avenue, on the west by Eutaw Place and on the south by Preston Street, the neighborhood for years has been populated by writers and artists, among others.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1997
Baltimore's state senators are urging the governor to name former City Council candidate Sarah Louise Matthews to the city liquor board as part of their effort to remake the panel.Matthews, 45 and a Bolton Hill resident, would replace George G. Brown, chairman of the Board of Liquor License Commissioners, who has fallen out of favor with the senators because of recent board decisions.Those include the board's vote to give a $10,600 pay raise to the liquor board's deputy executive secretary and the panel's failure to act on the senators' recommendation that former state Sen. Nathan C. Irby Jr. be named to the $59,000-a-year job of executive secretary -- a post that has been vacant since December.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Staff Writer | December 3, 1992
Neighbors described 87-year-old Carrie P. Milburn, who was found strangled Tuesday night in her Bolton Hill apartment, as a kind and friendly woman who had served as a notary for many of them.Police said Mrs. Milburn's body was found about 10 p.m. by her brother and maintenance personnel after the workers unlocked the door to her 10th-floor apartment at the Bolton House, in the 1100 block of Bolton St. The brother told police he had become concerned about his sister after he could not contact her."
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | May 22, 1996
Three local developers are vying for the chance to build townhouses in Baltimore's Bolton Hill neighborhood on the site of the Eutaw Gardens apartment complex.Baltimore Housing Commissioner Daniel P. Henson III received the bids in response to a request for proposals issued earlier this year for a 6.7-acre parcel at the southeast corner of North Avenue and Eutaw Place, where Eutaw Gardens is located.Deborah Diehl, president of the Mount Royal Improvement Association, said any of the three townhouse proposals would be "a major improvement" over the mostly vacant Eutaw Gardens, a 268-unit apartment complex that was taken over by the federal government last year after its owners defaulted on a federally insured loan.
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By Mike Bowler and Jean Thompson and Mike Bowler and Jean Thompson,SUN STAFF | December 21, 1995
Residents of Bolton Hill and three nearby communities have created the city's third benefits district by voting 1,129 to 458 to assess themselves for additional security and sanitation services.Mail ballots counted yesterday at the Board of Election Supervisors authorized formation of the Midtown Community Benefits District, which covers Bolton Hill, Mount Vernon-Belvedere, Madison Park and Charles North -- an area of more than 100 city blocks.About 13,000 residents, dozens of businesses and nonprofit arts, cultural and educational institutions, are in the district.
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