September 19, 1991
More than 55 percent of respondents to "It's Your Call" do not like the proposal for the Memorial Stadium site. Of 251 callers, 140 say they don't like the proposal, while 111 (44 percent) say they do.Among 250 respondents, 129 (52 percent) say Eastern High School should be demolished, while 121 (48 percent) say it should not be."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
February 23, 2005
On February 21, 2005, MARGARET IRENE KOSINA, 89, of Glen Rock, PA, formerly of Baltimore, MD.; wife of the late Joseph F. Kosina; mother of Ruth Kosina Goeb; daughter of the late William Howard and Margaret Irene (Ritterbush) Walters; aunt of Margaret Menikheim. She was an Eastern High School graduate and a retired medical secretary. All services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Cancer Society, Box 43025, 8219 Town Center Drive, Baltimore, MD 21236-0025.
December 27, 1998
The city Department of Recreation and Parks Project Reach One! Teach One! will stage the Ninth Annual Mayor's Holiday Basketball Tournament today through Wednesday at Lake Clifton-Eastern High School, 2801 St. Lo Drive.Basketball games will be played from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Wednesday, academic awards will be presented, based on students' last report cards. Admission is free.Project Reach One! Teach One! is designed to assist students with their studies during the holiday recess.Information: tournament coordinators Sherron Bogues and Anthony Lewis at 410-396-0848.
February 25, 2004
On February 14, 2004, VIRGINIA ANN RICHMOND, 83, in Dallas, TX. Retired bookkeeper, Peabody Institute. Born September 4, 1920, in Baltimore. Parents Henry Bessemer and Mary Revere Richmond. Graduated Eastern High School in 1940 and Strayer Business College in 1941. Attended Maryland Institute of Art. Long Time member of Gregory Memorial Baptist Church of Govans. Survived by her brothers, Henry B. Richmond, Jr. of Dallas, TX and Paul R. Richmond of Stockton, CA, sister-in-law Irene D. Richmond, nephews LTC (R)
December 17, 2002
A weekend water main break has forced the closing of the intersection of Gay Street and North Avenue, and Lake Clifton-Eastern High School about five blocks away. The break in the 32-inch main occurred Sunday afternoon, but alternate supply lines enabled the city to reroute water to nearly all affected customers, said Public Works spokesman Kurt L. Kocher. The exceptions, he said, were the Clifton Park golf course and the school because they did not have an alternative line. Lake Clifton-Eastern was closed yesterday and will remain closed today, said city schools spokeswoman Vanessa C. Pyatt.
September 15, 1992
Dunbar assistant basketball coach Paul Holmes has been named to replace Northern head basketball coach Manny Werner, the school's coach since it opened in 1965.Holmes spent four seasons as the varsity coach at Baltimore's Eastern High School before it closed in 1986, then took a year off before assuming his position at Dunbar."I've been teaching at Northern since I left Eastern, so this is just like coming all the way home," said Holmes.Werner, 62, retired July 1.
May 30, 2009
Eastern High School's pink marble likeness of a good shepherd, which spent two decades at another campus, has returned to its original home in Waverly. The Eastern High Alumni Association donated $20,000 to have the statue disassembled and moved this spring from the merged Lake Clifton-Eastern High School, where it had spent the last 22 years. "This statue was the site of the first kiss and the first cigarette for a lot of us," recalled Peg McAllen, a 1944 graduate of Eastern. The piece, formally known as the Lizette Woodworth Reese Memorial - also called the Good Shepherd Statue - will be rededicated at a public ceremony Monday at what is now the Johns Hopkins at Eastern campus.
March 17, 2001
Baltimore's pioneer and forgotten professional social worker, Mary Ellen Richmond, who has been compared to her contemporary, Jane Addams of Chicago's Hull House, is buried on a slight knoll in Loudon Park Cemetery. Carved on the white marble tombstone is the Family Welfare Association's emblem and motto: "Light from hand to hand. Life from age to age." Richmond originated the casework method used by professional social workers. As she described it, such work "has for its immediate aim the betterment of individuals or families, one by one, as distinguished from their betterment in the mass."
December 7, 2002
Dorothy May Schawatka, a retired Baltimore public school educator whose career spanned 40 years, died of pneumonia Nov. 30 at her Chestertown home. She was 97. Born Dorothy May Holmes in Centreville, she moved to Baltimore, where she was reared in the city's Waverly neighborhood. A graduate of Eastern High School, she earned her bachelor's degree from Goucher College in 1926. She later earned a master's degree in education from Columbia University. She began her career in the late 1920s, and taught at Eastern High School, Patterson Park High School and Southern High School.
February 5, 2005
Martha B. Roberson, a homemaker and avid gardener, died of heart failure Sunday at her Lutherville home. She was 84. She was born Martha Berge in Baltimore and raised on Chester Street. A 1938 graduate of Eastern High School, she worked for several years as a state Health Department lab technician and bacteriologist. In 1942, she married her teenage sweetheart, William T. Roberson, and the couple lived for many years in Govans and Hydes. Mrs. Roberson enjoyed knitting and making jewelry that was sold in the gift shop of Bykota Senior Center in Towson, where she was a member.