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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2010
Talk to Baltimore residents, and most say they want more police — and they don't mean speeding by in their cars from one call to the next. They want their neighborhood beat officer back, and they want him walking his post. But under the adage that too much of a good thing isn't always a good thing, some business owners along Greenmount Avenue see a flood of officers as an obstacle to their profits. Their patrons aren't always the type of people to embrace police, and too many officers can translate into fewer customers.
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August 11, 2014
A terrible thing happened in Waverly this month. An innocent precious little girl was taken from us due to violence ( "Funeral today for 3-year-old Baltimore girl killed by gunfire," Aug. 8). The community with politicians at their side are uniting and taking a stand to the senseless violence. But will it work? Thirty-nine years ago, an elderly women, Millie Alcarese, who lived in the same neighborhood, was walking up to Greenmount Avenue when she was jumped and robbed (stealing her pocketbook)
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By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 8, 2010
A 72-year-old man was shot inside a Greenmount Avenue carryout early Thursday, according to Baltimore police. An officer responded to the 2900 block of Greenmount Ave. in the Better Waverly neighborhood for a report of a shooting at Yau Bros. carryout at about 12:30 a.m., police said. The officer found the victim lying on the floor with a gunshot wound in his chest, according to police. The man was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m., police said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
Police are trying to identify a man found fatally stabbed Wednesday night on Greenmount Avenue.  Officers working in the 2800 block of Greenmount Avenue were flagged down at about 7 p.m. by a citizen who told them a man was lying in the street at East 26th Street and Greenmount Avenue.  The man had been stabbed several times, and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:10 p.m. Police said he has not been identified and...
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2011
The owner of a dress shop is so fearful of crime along Greenmount Avenue in Waverly that she keeps the door locked even when her shop is open. The man who runs a discount store a block away feels it is safe enough to stroll the avenue with his three young children. A young clerk who just started behind the counter of a doughnut shop is happy to have found work amid the sour economy, but says, "It's scary in here. " The proprietor of the avenue's most expensive restaurant is threatening to leave.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2011
City police were investigating two afternoon shootings along Greenmount Avenue, which left at least one man dead. Officers were called about 1 p.m. for a report of a man in his 30s or 40s who had been shot at least once in the head in the 2400 block of Greenmount Ave. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 40 minutes later, police said. The shooting occurred on the sidewalk in front of a strip of homes that appeared to be mostly vacant, and homicide detectives and commanders from the Eastern District stood over the crime scene with Greenmount Avenue traffic blocked both ways.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2012
Once a place to wind down during retirement, Johnston Square Apartments, a gray, fairly new multistory apartment complex for seniors along Greenmount Avenue in East Baltimore, has become a safe house. "The majority of people in here stay in here," said Theo Taylor, who rents one of the more than 200 apartments limited to people age 60 and up. "Don't even go out. At dark, everyone files in here. Don't even come out. They just listen to the gunshots. " It wasn't always like this, said residents who live between the 1000 and 2000 blocks of Greenmount Ave., a half-alive commercial corridor interspersed with boarded-up rowhouses, Chinese restaurants and bail bonds services.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | September 21, 1996
Before gangsta raps there were raps about libraries and teen-age pregnancy; before Dannemora State Prison and the killing bullets, there were pillow fights and the exuberance of youth.Tupac Amaru Shakur did not grow up in Baltimore. He was not a finished product when he left. But his years here encompassed that crucial time when childhood ends and self-discovery begins.He was 14 when he and his mother moved here from the Bronx in 1985. He called himself MC New York and won a rap contest sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
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Jacques Kelly | August 2, 2013
Grace Willis sat in her front parlor and told me that her neighborhood, sometimes called Barclay or Greater Greenmount, is "just a wonderful place to live. " She would know, since she has lived at the corner of 22nd and Barclay for most of her life. She is known to her neighbors as the woman who likes to walk. On a walk, she showed me one of the reasons her neighborhood is the place she wants it to be. In the past few weeks, as promised, a fine-looking row of homes has risen on 20th Street.
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Jacques Kelly | March 8, 2013
The banner at Greenmount Avenue and Preston Street proclaims the Lillian Jones Apartments are coming. For the past year, I've watched this building take shape in a neighborhood that needed all the help it could get. Come spring, new tenants will begin moving into these 74 units of affordable housing. As City Councilman Carl Stokes told me, Greenmount and Preston had been a "horrible corner. " That's changed as work crews complete the apartment building and rebuild numerous adjacent rowhouses.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
Garnette Lynch Brant, a retired real estate saleswoman who also had a Waverly consignment shop, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 93 and lived in Lutherville. Born Mary Garnette Lynch in Yadkin County, N.C., she was raised in Winston-Salem. She was the daughter of Sallie Wishon Ledbetter, an R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. employee, and Luther Lynch, a carpenter. She graduated from Bowman Gray High School in 1937 and became a bookkeeper. In 1940, she left Winston-Salem and moved to Washington, D.C., to work in Army intelligence.
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Dan Rodricks | November 9, 2013
For their joint news conference on Thursday, the police commissioner and state's attorney of Baltimore chose Mund Park on Greenmount Avenue, where, they said, members of the Black Guerrilla Family and their associates held regular meetings. That moment was fraught with symbolism — top cop Anthony Batts, in uniform, and top prosecutor Gregg Bernstein, in a gray suit, reclaiming a public park from a violent gang. But the symbolism grows larger when you consider the place — Greenmount Avenue, between North Avenue and 25th Street — in the context of the long struggles of Baltimore: the riots of 1968, the white flight, the concentration of poverty, the rise in crime, the generally sad reputation of the area, and the long wait for transformative help.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
When The Sun's dining blog reported this week that Casey Jenkins was c losing his popular restaurant Darker Than Blue in Waverly , I recalled Jenkins' frustrations with crime along Greenmount Avenue and wondered if it had played a role.  In November 2011, Jenkins threatened to move the restaurant and disbanded a merchants association that he started. He said the city was ignoring the area, which at that point had seen five killings in less than three years. "The city has really let certain neighborhoods go, and this is one of those neighborhoods," Jenkins said in 2011.  But in a phone interview Thursday, Jenkins, who plans to start a new venture in Northeast Baltimore and possibly move Darker Than Blue to Charles Village, said crime wasn't the reason - though he said it will always be a factor.
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Dan Rodricks | September 12, 2013
Looking forward is generally considered a good thing; it comes highly recommended by motivational speakers and driving instructors, and it's the credo of digital-age entrepreneurs, urban planners and serial daters. But if you constantly look forward, you miss the pleasures of the periphery. Take St. Paul Street. Baltimore has a simple north-south, east-west street grid that makes commuting tolerable for the urban driver. But the grid is so good that at times, when the lights are with you, you miss things.
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By Kevin Rector and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
Three men were shot in separate incidents in Baltimore on Tuesday, in North Baltimore, near Johns Hopkins Hospital, and in West Baltimore, police said. At about 10:10 p.m., a man was shot multiple times in the 700 block of Mello Court, in a cluster of townhomes northwest of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police said he was expected to survive his injuries. In a separate incident at about 5:10 p.m., a man was shot in the upper torso and injured in the 2200 block of Fulton Avenue, police said.
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Jacques Kelly | August 2, 2013
Grace Willis sat in her front parlor and told me that her neighborhood, sometimes called Barclay or Greater Greenmount, is "just a wonderful place to live. " She would know, since she has lived at the corner of 22nd and Barclay for most of her life. She is known to her neighbors as the woman who likes to walk. On a walk, she showed me one of the reasons her neighborhood is the place she wants it to be. In the past few weeks, as promised, a fine-looking row of homes has risen on 20th Street.
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January 6, 2010
On January 3, 2010 MS. ALSTON. Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Ave. on Friday 2 to 8 P.M. The family will receive friends at Memorial Institutional Church of God, 2018 Greenmount Avenue on Saturday at 11 A.M. Funeral at 11:30 A.M.
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January 28, 2010
On January 25,2010, ANDRE M. DAY. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 E. North Avenue, on Friday after 8:30 a.m. The family will receive friends at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 2201 Greenmount Avenue, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m.
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Jacques Kelly | March 8, 2013
The banner at Greenmount Avenue and Preston Street proclaims the Lillian Jones Apartments are coming. For the past year, I've watched this building take shape in a neighborhood that needed all the help it could get. Come spring, new tenants will begin moving into these 74 units of affordable housing. As City Councilman Carl Stokes told me, Greenmount and Preston had been a "horrible corner. " That's changed as work crews complete the apartment building and rebuild numerous adjacent rowhouses.
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Jacques Kelly | January 18, 2013
While chatting with a neighbor this week, I learned she was planning to move to the 2200 block of Guilford Ave. She earned my respect for her decision to move to one of the newly renovated North Calvert Green homes, the sales name for fine 1890s rowhouses that have been made energy-efficient and renovated to the standard of the city's Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation. I have long thought that the most effective way to save a neighborhood is to settle there and make a difference.
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