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March 16, 2008
The Village of Lakeview will be hosting a kickoff Guardian Angels meeting at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at its Neighborhood Network Center, 833 Fisherman Lane, Edgewood. Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa is expected to attend the meeting. Sliwa began the organization in the 1970s as a way to deter crime on the New York City subway. The Guardian Angels is a volunteer foot-patrol organization. High school reform presentation set Council member Richard C. Slutzky will make a presentation regarding high school reform at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Board of Education meeting at the Harford County Public Schools A. A. Roberty Building at 102 S. Hickory Ave., Bel Air. Slutzky said that he and County Council members have been receiving comments about the Comprehensive Secondary School Reform Plan from parents, students, teachers, guidance counselors and PTAs and wanted to present them to the Board of Education.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2014
Jean-Pierre, a Maine coon cat, had a whirlwind of a December, but has, to say the least, landed on his feet. That's thanks to Robin McDonald, owner of the Howl natural pet food and supply store in Hampden, who's become something of a guardian angel to area pets in need. Left on the front porch of Howl in a carrier with a note, Jean-Pierre was found by an UPS driver who alerted McDonald about the involuntary visitor. McDonald took the feline inside, ferried him to a veterinarian for a once-over and flea treatment, and posted his photo on Facebook.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2013
Naval Petty Officer Alonzo M. Gladden Jr. had been back home for only four hours last October when an unknown person opened fire on him - killing him shortly after he dropped off his grandmother in South Baltimore. Months later, his killing remains unsolved, and city police have turned to Baltimore's Guardian Angels for help with the case. On Sunday, standing amid broken liquor bottles at the corner of Hollins Ferry Road and Patapsco Avenue, the volunteers and Gladden's relatives passed out fliers and held up signs asking passing motorists for leads in the case.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2013
Naval Petty Officer Alonzo M. Gladden Jr. had been back home for only four hours last October when an unknown person opened fire on him - killing him shortly after he dropped off his grandmother in South Baltimore. Months later, his killing remains unsolved, and city police have turned to Baltimore's Guardian Angels for help with the case. On Sunday, standing amid broken liquor bottles at the corner of Hollins Ferry Road and Patapsco Avenue, the volunteers and Gladden's relatives passed out fliers and held up signs asking passing motorists for leads in the case.
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By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | October 2, 1990
Yesterday was the deadline.Yesterday was Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's last chance to fall to his knees and beg Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels not to abandon our city to the ravages of crime.But Schmoke apparently is a proud man and by last night he had not crawled, he had not begged, he had not even so much as met with the leaders of our heavenly protectors.A spokesman said the mayor sent them a letter Friday. But a letter? A letter! Is a letter humble enough?Apparently not.Sliwa, founder, spokesman, guru and Archangel of the Guardian Angels, had threatened to pull his troops (all 15 of them)
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By Thom Loverro and Thom Loverro,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | March 11, 1991
FREDERICK -- The Guardian Angels have pulled out of another Maryland city, this time leaving Frederick after clashing with public housing community leaders.Curtis Sliwa, president of the Angels, ordered the Frederick chapter shut down last week after a dispute with a public housing residents' group over the group's policies. Last year, the Angels left Baltimore after clashes with police over patrols.The Angels refused to comply with the conditions of the tenant council at Sagner Apartments, one of Frederick's public housing complexes that has been plagued by drug trafficking.
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By Raymond L. Sanchez and Raymond L. Sanchez,Evening Sun Staff | September 21, 1990
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge, who accepted guilty pleas from two members of the Guardian Angels charged with assault, has compared the self-styled crime fighting group to the Ku Klux Klan.An angry Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Angels, said last night that he is thinking about pulling the Angels out of Baltimore. "We may have to leave," he said. It would be the second time the unarmed "safety patrols" left Baltimore amid controversy.Two Guardian Angels and two former members pleaded guilty to charges of assault and false imprisonment yesterday, the third day of their trial before Judge David B. Mitchell.
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By Ginger Thompson | October 3, 1990
When the Guardian Angels returned to Baltimore last year, they felt assured they would get the support of residents and city officials for their crime-fighting efforts.But the relationship got off to a rocky start, suffered one too many disputes and ended yesterday in separation.Once again, the young men in red berets have left Baltimore -- but not forever, they say."We just felt abandoned in Baltimore," said Curtis Sliwa, the New York founder and president of the national group, known for chasing drug dealers and making aggressive citizen's arrests.
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By Raymond L. Sanchez and Raymond L. Sanchez,Evening Sun Staff Robert Hilson contributed to this story | September 21, 1990
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge, who accepted guilty pleas from two members of the Guardian Angels charged with assault, has compared the self-styled crime-fighting group to the Ku Klux Klan.An angry Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Angels, said he is thinking about pulling the Angels out of Baltimore. "We may have to leave," he said. It would be the second time the unarmed "safety patrols" left Baltimore amid controversy.Two Guardian Angels and two former members pleaded guilty to charges of assault and false imprisonment yesterday, the third day of their trial before Judge David B. Mitchell.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff | October 2, 1990
The Guardian Angels, stung by a judge's criticism and the refusal of the city administration to mediate their dispute with police, temporarily shut down their Baltimore office last night.The 15 members here will be reassigned to Angel offices in Cambridge and Frederick and Prince George's County, said Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the crime-fighting group that is headquartered in New York.It was the second time the Angels had left Baltimore. They came here in 1982 and left in 1984 after they were evicted from a city-owned building.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2011
A man armed with a knife robbed the Lil Guardian Angels shop in Glen Burnie Saturday afternoon, and then possibly escaped down a bicycle trail, according to Anne Arundel County police. A clerk told police that a man walked into the store on Central Avenue about 3:30 p.m., took out a knife and demanded money as he went around the counter. Police said an undetermined amount of money was taken from the store, which sells baby clothes and toys. Police said the man escaped on foot, possibly down a nearby bike trail.
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By Steve Schmadeke, Tribune reporter | July 2, 2010
Taking cover from the gunfire against a low brick wall, Alsip police Officer Mark Miller watched dazed as brick particles sent flying by the bullets hit his face in what seemed like slow motion. Less than a minute had passed since Miller chased an armed robbery suspect outside of an Alsip Aldi store on June 26, 2007, and into a residential neighborhood near the library. Children were out riding their bikes and, down the street, playing in a Little League baseball game. He had been saved already by an Alsip woman who, on her backyard deck handing out Popsicles, shouted a warning — "He's got a gun, he's going to shoot you" — before suspect James Sevier could ambush Miller near a garage.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | September 19, 2009
Cephas Thomas didn't know whether he'd laugh, cry or give a speech when "Paddy" Culbert finally returned to town. He knew it would be a moment he'd never forget. Two years ago, Thomas, security director at the Renaissance Harborplace, was at work in the lobby when Culbert, a New Hampshire businessman, happened to be driving by. The New Englander had been working crazy hours and was tired. He didn't realize he was about to have a stroke. What Thomas did over the next 30 minutes might have saved Culbert's life.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | March 23, 2008
Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels, arrived from New York. Three members of the Angels came from Washington. And half a dozen drove from Baltimore to jump-start a Guardian Angels chapter in Edgewood. The only people missing were the Edgewood residents. Although 400 fliers were distributed for the meeting to drum up support for the volunteer community safety organization, attendance was lackluster. There were more Angels, clad in their unmistakable red satin jackets and berets, than community members at the Monday meeting at the Village of Lakeview community, a 233-unit subsidized housing complex.
NEWS
March 16, 2008
The Village of Lakeview will be hosting a kickoff Guardian Angels meeting at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at its Neighborhood Network Center, 833 Fisherman Lane, Edgewood. Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa is expected to attend the meeting. Sliwa began the organization in the 1970s as a way to deter crime on the New York City subway. The Guardian Angels is a volunteer foot-patrol organization. High school reform presentation set Council member Richard C. Slutzky will make a presentation regarding high school reform at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Board of Education meeting at the Harford County Public Schools A. A. Roberty Building at 102 S. Hickory Ave., Bel Air. Slutzky said that he and County Council members have been receiving comments about the Comprehensive Secondary School Reform Plan from parents, students, teachers, guidance counselors and PTAs and wanted to present them to the Board of Education.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,SUN REPORTER | January 27, 2008
Edgewood Harford County officials will discuss plans to bring the Guardian Angels, a voluntary foot patrol, to Edgewood at a public meeting tomorrow. For more than a year, the county sheriffs, County Council member Dion F. Guthrie and the Baltimore chapter of the Guardian Angels have sought to bring the group to Edgewood. "We have been studying this and been having numerous meetings over the last year," Guthrie said. It has not been determined where in Edgewood the group will patrol, said Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,SUN REPORTER | January 27, 2008
Edgewood Harford County officials will discuss plans to bring the Guardian Angels, a voluntary foot patrol, to Edgewood at a public meeting tomorrow. For more than a year, the county sheriffs, County Council member Dion F. Guthrie and the Baltimore chapter of the Guardian Angels have sought to bring the group to Edgewood. "We have been studying this and been having numerous meetings over the last year," Guthrie said. It has not been determined where in Edgewood the group will patrol, said Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane.
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun reporter | February 2, 2007
Tonight, it's Pigtown. Taps struts up front. Strider falls in behind. In between, more than a dozen neighborhood residents linger in the chilly winter air. In a nearby neighborhood bar, several people peer quizzically through a glass door at the two men and several others in their signature sleek red jackets and berets. "It's the Guardian Angels!" one exclaims. More than 15 years after the once-controversial Baltimore chapter withered away, it is back on the streets of Baltimore. The brash citizens patrol group is walking the streets, scouting possible sites for a headquarters and starting to recruit members.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,Sun reporter | August 25, 2007
When his neighbors spotted him in the pool without his life jacket and without his parents, 2-year-old Max Woods was thrashing in the water and headed toward the deep end. Pamela Boyle dropped a bowl she had been holding, and started screaming, "Oh my God! Go get him!" Patrick Boyle hopped over the fence, rushed through the gate to his neighbor's pool and jumped in with his clothes on to grab the toddler - just in time. The rescue earned Patrick a hero pin yesterday from Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. The quick thinking and bravery would be extraordinary in anyone, Smith noted.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun reporter | August 21, 2007
After the recent daylight killing of a man unnerved Edgewood, the Harford County sheriff pledged to fight crime by putting deputies on foot patrol, instituting a zero-tolerance policy toward lawbreakers and exploring the use of surveillance cameras in the troubled areas. In a community meeting last night at the Boys and Girls Club in Edgewood, Sheriff L. Jesse Bane told a crowd of nearly 100 to improve their neighborhoods and to report crime. "We understand there's fear in the community," he said.
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