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By Ernest F. Imhoff | July 22, 2001
HERE'S A MODEST proposal for improving Druid Hill Park. Erect a statue of Harriet Tubman or another prominent African-American on its beautiful grounds. Here's why: When you enter the beautiful park on Swan Drive from Druid Park Lake Drive, you soon see living black people and statues of four dead white men. All of the statues sit in prominent places near the reservoir, Druid Lake. Frozen in time are: George Washington, the nation's first president; Christopher Columbus, who brought death and misery to Indians in the New World; William Wallace, the Scotish freedom fighter; and German opera composer Richard Wagner.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1998
Ruth Carras was ready to quit Baltimore a few years ago. Nothing especially bad had happened, but when the time came to give up her apartment, the retired college teacher started thinking about living somewhere quieter and cleaner.One amenity kept Carras from moving over the city line: her gardens in Druid Hill Park."We got our first tomato [last week]," said Carras, 76, who tends six plots with her daughter, Kate. "Not bad."In a city known for narrow back yards as likely to be concrete as soil, Baltimore's urban farming program has waiting lists for an estimated 600 plots at seven parks: Druid Hill, Patterson, Holabird, Carroll, Leakin, Clifton and a smaller area on Woodbourne Avenue called Dewees.
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By Erica C. Harrington and Erica C. Harrington,SUN STAFF | June 18, 1996
Dusty footprints covered the green, purple and white-tiled floor Friday at the renovated Druid Hill Family YMCA. Sunlight bounced off the silver insulation in the uncompleted ceiling. Carpeting had yet to be laid in the new weight room in the basement.But amid the unfinished construction, YMCA Urban Services Director Paul Steward saw a world of possibility."This area has high crime and abuse rates, and we want to reverse those trends," Steward said. "Part of our mission is to get kids off the streets."
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2005
A five-alarm blaze tore through a Northwest Baltimore warehouse filled with foam picnic coolers yesterday, destroying a turreted turn-of-the-century building that once powered and stored city cable cars. The blaze broke out about 12:30 p.m. in the historic Baltimore Traction Co. building, which took up a city block at Druid Hill Avenue and Retreat Street. Four workers for Life-Like Products, which used the building to store polystyrene coolers, were unloading a tractor-trailer filled with boxes of coolers when one of them saw flames in a storage area.
BUSINESS
By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | November 27, 1997
Tony Barnard had looked at about 50 buildings in th Baltimore region to house Nurad Technologies Inc. and he didn't want to see any more.Doing business had become unbearable at Nurad's two-building plant in Northwest Baltimore. Rain sometimes flooded one building. In the winter, workers had to negotiate sheets of ice while carrying parts of Nurad's microwave antenna systems between buildings.Barnard, Nurad's president, was about to move the company and its 70 jobs to Halethorpe. That's when his manufacturing manager suggested looking at the nearby Park Circle Industrial Park London Fog plant, which was about to close.
NEWS
January 16, 2009
GERLINE T. WILLIAMS passed Saturday 3, 2009 Memorial Services Saturday January 17, 2009 10AM at Immaculate Conception, Druid Hill Ave. and Mosher St.
NEWS
June 10, 2004
On June 9, 2004, JOHN B., son of the late Louis and Linda (nee Bauer) Haines. Survived by devoted friend Benjamin May. Private Graveside Service in Druid Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, Westminster.
NEWS
December 22, 2007
THE COUNT Homicides since Jan. 1: 278 THE VICTIM: A man was found fatally shot last night near North and Druid Hill avenues in West Baltimore. LAST YEAR: Baltimore had recorded 267 homicides as of Dec. 21, 2006.
NEWS
March 18, 2009
On March 11, 2009 ALICE JACKSON. The family will receive friends on Thursday at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1300 Druid Hill Ave. at 11 a.m. Funeral Service will follow at 11:30 a.m.
NEWS
January 27, 2004
On January 22, 2004 JAMES E., SR. The family will receive friends at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave. on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Funeral 12 noon.
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