August 5, 2003
Tonight across Baltimore, neighborhoods will participate in the 20th annual National Night Out, an observance that involves turning on porch lights and spending an evening outdoors as a way to take a stand against crime. Participation will include block parties, ice cream socials and children's events in neighborhoods such as Belair-Edison, where residents on 25 blocks plan to join in the festivities. The Baltimore Police Department's Believemobile will be on Reisterstown Road near Coldspring Lane from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free food, refreshments, a marching band, live entertainment and a moon walk for children will be available.
October 20, 2000
GOVANS OR Waverly? Butchers Hill or Fells Point? Irvington or Violetville? Forest Park or Ten Hills? Neighborhoods all across the city compete with one another to attract buyers who are willing and able to invest in their homes and in their community. While many factors influence a homebuyer's decision of where to purchase, one important factor is the perception of the neighborhood's health and the viability of its real estate market. Mayor Martin O'Malley plans next week to announce the names of six Baltimore City neighborhoods selected to participate in his first Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative.
October 4, 1990
When Baltimore Heritage's latest series of walking tours gets under way this weekend, those who attend are in for an important lesson: Architectural excellence is not the only concern of historic preservationists.The series of five tours, to be conducted on weekends through Nov. 4, begins Sunday with "Formstone: Friend or Faux," one of the two new additions to the walking tours lineup."Our goal is to mix tours about architecture with tours about neighborhoods," says coordinator Dean Krimmel, of the non-profit group that advocates cultural and architectural preservation in the city.
May 8, 2005
Prospective buyers of homes in Baltimore could be eligible for $3,000 toward down payment and closing costs by attending the seventh annual Buying Into Baltimore Home-Buying Fair and Neighborhood Tours on Saturday. The event, sponsored by the Live Baltimore Home Center and the city, will offer home- ownership sessions, previews of home listings and tours of city neighborhoods. The first of two fairs this year will focus on the regions west of Charles Street in North Baltimore and west of Russell Street in South Baltimore, including the neighborhoods of Ashburton, Forest Park, Reservoir Hill, Washington Village, Edmondson Village and Hampden.
May 14, 2003
Ruth W. Rehfeld, an activist who spent four decades championing city neighborhoods, died of cancer yesterday at Roland Park Place. The former Mount Vernon resident was 75. Director of Northwest Baltimore Corp. in the 1970s, Mrs. Rehfeld was recalled for her vigorous promotion of citywide racial understanding and neighborhood preservation through enforcement of zoning laws. Born Ruth Wolf in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, she left her home in 1939 to escape Nazi persecution. She lived briefly in Sweden with a foster family before moving to Baltimore and the Mount Washington residence of Bea and Sam Strouse, who sponsored her through a Jewish welfare organization.
December 16, 2006
City officials screened a new documentary yesterday on the efforts of Baltimoreans in the 1960s and 1970s to stop an interstate from cutting through and destroying many of the Inner Harbor's historic neighborhoods. Road Wars, an 11-minute movie, was produced by the city's Heritage Area program and the Mayor's Office of Cable and Communications, and made in part with a grant from the development company Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski introduced the film yesterday at a ceremony at the Inner Harbor visitors center.