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By Kit Waskom Pollard, Special To The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
If close proximity to a great pizza joint doesn't raise property values, it should. Good pizza makes a neighborhood eminently more livable. Fortunately for the people living in and around Govans, in northern Baltimore City, Toss is a great pizza joint. The decor is bare bones and the service is casual, as befits a pizza place, but the food is terrific. Toss's owners, Cem Ari and Murat Mercan, understand the potential that pizza, served in a welcoming space, has for a neighborhood.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
Edward J. Rasmussen, a retired insurance broker who also translated Japanese, died June 20 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 95. The son of J. David Rasmussen, a New York City insurance broker, and Ellamae Rasmussen, a homemaker, Edward Jeppe Rasmussen was born in Brooklyn and spent his early years in Queens before moving with his family to Scarsdale. After graduating from Scarsdale High School in 1937, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1942 from Dartmouth College.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2010
City homicide detectives were investigating the fatal shooting Tuesday night of a 30-year-old man in a North Baltimore alley. About 6:45 p.m., police responded to a report of a discharged weapon and found Dwayne Ronald Majett suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso in a rear alley behind the 500 block of Chateau Ave., in the Winston-Govans neighborhood just off York Road. Majett, of the 4700 block of Wrenwood Ave., was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 7:30 p.m., police said Court records show that Majett was convicted of second-degree murder in 1997 and received a 25-year prison sentence, 10 years of which were suspended.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
James T. Reynolds Sr., a retired Western Maryland tire company owner, died June 23 of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 90. James Thomas Reynolds Sr. was born and raised in East Baltimore. He attended Loyola High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and, after being injured during training, was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal in 1944. In the 1940s, Mr. Reynolds went to work as a salesman for O'Toole General Tire in Baltimore, a retail franchise of General Tire and Rubber Co. — now GenCorp.
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December 14, 1992
What's this? The low-profile Weinberg Foundation in the limelight at the Senator Theater to share the stage with Ginger Rogers? Yes, it happened last week to celebrate the opening of the new Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Senior Center at the Govans Presbyterian Church. Representing the $8 billion foundation, one of the largest in the country, was its director, Bernard Siegel, who exulted in the conversion of "a dream into a magnificent reality."The dream has been a triangular affair involving Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and the city's Commission on Aging and Retirement Education, the long-established Govans church and the late Jewish philanthropist, Harry Weinberg, who had long been concerned with the plight of old people.
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By John Brain | May 7, 1997
THE BALTIMORE bicentennial is upon us, and as part of our community's contribution, we sponsored a poster and essay competition for local schoolchildren. Essays were invited on the themes, ''Why I'd like to have lived in Govans 100 years ago,'' and, ''Why I'm glad I didn't live in Govans 100 years ago.''Govans 100 years ago was still a village, still part of Baltimore County some miles north of the Baltimore city line, but growing fast as developers built rows of houses close to the Baltimore and Yorktown Railway -- later the No. 8 streetcar line.
NEWS
December 5, 1990
An unidentified woman was found shot today, lying on a mattress in the rear yard of a vacant house in Govans, Baltimore police said.Police said the woman, about 30 years old, was found about noon at the house in the 600 block of McCabe Ave. She was reported in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital.She was suffering from gunshot wounds to her head, ankle and finger, and from exposure, police said.
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August 18, 1992
Gertrude F. O'Meara, who lived on Bellona Avenue in Govans, died Sunday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice.A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. O'Meara, who was 83, will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary of the Assumption, 5500 York Road in Govans.The former Gertrude F. Kelly was a native of Long Green and a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in Emmitsburg.Her husband, John P. O'Meara, retired owner of V. J. Brown and Sons, a wholesale grocery, died in 1977.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to the sun | January 27, 2008
Founded as a residential offshoot to the busy York Road business route, Mid-Govans offered its earliest residents the ease of being within walking distance of area merchants, shops and churches. Today's residents still find those features inviting. "I brag about the neighborhood all the time. The quietness, the cleanliness of it," said Irvin Johns, president of the Mid-Govans Community Association. "It's convenient to pretty much everything." Located along the east side of York Road just south of the historic Senator Theatre, the tucked away residential community consists of 866 homes.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Staff Writer | September 24, 1992
Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke promised impatient an frustrated patrons of the long-closed Govans branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library last night that he would find the money to reopen it next year.The library users said they were not going to let the mayor leave the room without getting a commitment from him, and Mr. Schmoke answered by saying that a reopening date is likely by spring.He also told community residents concerned about crime, drugs and drinking near the 71-year-old brick library building on Bellona Avenue that he would order lights installed on the grounds so riff-raff would stop congregating there at night.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Capt. H. Russell "Russ" Miller III, a retired Chesapeake Bay pilot who spent more than four decades guiding ships through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and from Baltimore to Cape Henry, Va., died Wednesday of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The longtime North Baltimore resident was 73. The son of H. Russell Miller Jr., a bay pilot, and Mary Jane Sweitzer Miller, a homemaker, Harry Russell Miller III was born in Baltimore and raised in Govans. He was a 1959 graduate of Loyola High School, where he was an outstanding basketball player.
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Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | May 20, 2014
A Baltimore city school is hoping to recover technology and cash after it was buglarized late Sunday night - the third break-in the school had experienced in about a week. City school police are investigating the break-in at Govans Elementary School, which officials said has a silent alarm but doesn't have cameras and was also burglarized twice last week, as recently as Friday. Govans is a high performing neighborhood school - and one of the poorest with about 90 percent of students qualifying for free-and-reduced priced meals - and was recently recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education as one of the state's Title I Highest Performing "Reward Schools" for its academic achievement.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
Thomas J. "Arky" Vaughan, a retired constable and a Senior Olympian who played basketball for 75 years, died Dec. 19 of a massive stroke at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 85. "Arky was one of the best two-hand set shooters I've ever seen," said Al "Goldy" Goldstein, a retired Baltimore Sun sportswriter who played basketball three times a week with Mr. Vaughan and eight others in the gym of the Bykota Senior Center in Towson. "He was such a good-natured guy. " Born in Baltimore and raised on Cator Avenue, Thomas Joseph Vaughan was a basketball star at Towson Catholic High School and graduated in 1946 from City College.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
Sarah W. McCardell, a Govans homemaker who happily cared for her 10 children while teaching them lasting values and enduring life lessons that she imparted with love, humor and grace, died Friday of a stroke at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 89. "My mother was a wonderful person, and I feel it was fortunate that we had my parents living with us. She was not just my mother, but one of my best friends," said a daughter, Margaret Ellen Clemmens of Stoneleigh.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2013
An 8-inch water main break is affecting homes in several residential blocks in North Baltimore on Thursday morning, according to the Baltimore Department of Public Works. The break, in the 600 block of Winston Ave., is in the city's Winston-Govans neighborhood, east of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Loyola University Maryland campuses. Customers were without water or had low pressure in the 500 and 600 blocks of Winston, the 5000 block of Govans Ave. and the 5000 block of Ready Ave., the department said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
Vera Louise Davis, a homemaker recalled as an accomplished baker, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 5 at her home in the Govans section of North Baltimore. She was 85. Born Vera Louise Evans in Baltimore to John Henry and Lillian Evans, she grew up on Mount Street in West Baltimore. She attended Baltimore City public schools and worked as a nurses' aide at the old Baltimore City Hospitals and as a housekeeper at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church rectory on Mosher Street.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 25, 2002
A van rented by the Baltimore Division of the FBI that was reported stolen Sunday was found yesterday afternoon parked in the back yard of a house in Govans. No arrest had been made last night. Special Agent Peter A. Gulotta Jr., an FBI spokesman, said a woman living on St. Georges Avenue called Baltimore police yesterday afternoon about a van parked behind her house. A check by police showed it was the silver-colored Dodge Caravan with tags M675330 that was stolen while parked in the 300 block of Rosebank Ave. Gulotta said several items that had been inside the van - a blue jacket and body armor, each with FBI emblazoned on the back, and crime scene material - were missing.
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By Gus Sentementes | July 4, 2008
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the ankle early yesterday in North Baltimore's Govans neighborhood, city police said. The victim, who is in good condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was shot about midnight in the 500 block of Richwood Ave., one block north of East Cold Spring Lane. Police said that he was standing in the block talking to his sister and another person when an unidentified male approached from an alley and fired several gunshots at him. The boy ran into the 4500 block of St. Georges Ave., where he called his grandmother, who then called police.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2013
A man was killed in a shooting in North Baltimore early Tuesday morning, according to Baltimore Police. Tuesday afternoon, police identified the victim as Shawn Pooler, 22, of the 500 block of Harwood Avenue. Officers responded to the 500 block of Tunbridge Road in the city's Mid-Govans neighborhood about 1:44 a.m. and located Pooler, police said. Homicide detectives are investigating, police said. No further information was immediately available. krector@baltsun.com
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
Pietro "Pete" Rugolo, the popular owner of Jerry's Belvedere Tavern on York Road in Govans, died May 8 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of pancreatic cancer. The Lutherville resident was 75. Mr. Rugolo grew up in Enna, Sicily, where he stopped attending school after the fifth grade. In 1965 he fell in love with Beatrice Varelli, a woman he had known since childhood; she had returned to Sicily after living a while in America. The two married in 1966 and moved to Baltimore the next year. She worked as a seamstress at Lebow Brothers and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic at Marocco Construction in Towson.
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