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By Beth Hannan | June 3, 1991
THE baseball-bat beating of Expedito "Pedro" Lugo in Patterson Park again has focused attention on Hampstead Hill Middle School, a place where all the ingredients of trouble have been in place for years.I live in the neighborhood, and I know.It's a school whose students seem out of control. The principal, Preston Roney, seems unable or unwilling to keep his students in check. Other middle and junior high principals in the city literally control the area around their buildings before and after school.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Lord Baltimore Hotel (20 W. Baltimore St., 410-539-8400, lordbaltimorehotel.com) is getting into the commemorative spirit. The hotel is offering a Battle of Baltimore-themed three-course menu in its French Kitchen and LB Tavern venues, with menu items inspired by, or at least named for, personalities and events of the historic battle. Dishes include The Mary Pickersgill Plate (heirloom tomato, pickled beets, radishes, asparagus and blue cheese panna cotta); The General Samuel Smith (chicken “pot pie” with creamed spinach tartan, compressed chicken thigh, crispy chicken skin salad and carrot coriander puree)
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By Ginger Thompson Lynda Robinson of The Sun's metropolitan staff contributed to this article | May 24, 1991
Facing angry complaints from residents about unruly and violent students from Hampstead Hill Middle School, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke announced yesterday that the troubled school's principal would be transferred.The mayor also told nearly 200 people gathered at St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church that his administration would investigate the possibility of rezoning the school so that more of its students come from the immediate neighborhood."One of the big problems is that the children attending the school are not from the neighborhood and thus they have to cross over this neighborhood to get home," Mr. Schmoke said.
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January 14, 2014
Readers of Jonathan Pitts ' story about Francis Scott Key's manuscript of "The Star Spangled Banner" being the centerpiece of the Maryland's Star-Spangled Summer celebration of our state's role in the War of 1812 (" Anthem celebration to have rockets' red glare, and more," Jan. 11) should bear in mind that the Battle of North Point, in September 1814, saw Baltimoreans bravely repulse a British land invasion of the city several days before the action at Fort McHenry. Thousands of citizens - black and white, slave and free - wielded pickaxes and shovels to fortify the city's southern and eastern sides.
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By Gelareh Asayesh | September 11, 1991
Last spring, residents of the neighborhood surrounding Hampstead Hill Middle School, furious over the baseball-bat beating of Expedito "Pedro" Lugo, visited the school -- and found it horrible.There was paint peeling off the walls in sheets, an interior made dim by faulty light fixtures, bad plumbing and bad morale, recalls Ed Rutkowski, president of the Baltimore-Linwood Neighborhood Association. This was where the youngsters who had allegedly cheered on the beating -- one student stands accused of taking part in it -- spent their days.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff B | December 6, 1991
Baltimore's school superintendent scheduled meetings today with Hampstead Hill Middle School students and their parents after more than 100 children were suspended yesterday.The mass suspension followed a fight between two boys that deteriorated into a continuing disruption inside the East Baltimore school.Superintendent Walter G. Amprey ordered the meetings after he criticized the decision to suspend the sixth-graders. An unidentified assistant principal, with several teachers in support, decided to send the students home until Monday with a letter detailing their conduct.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | September 10, 1991
The old woman stands in the shadowy doorway of her row house and does not venture into the Technicolor sunlight on Ellwood Avenue. The two kids across the street are snatched off the front steps and removed to the safety of a living room. The old man on the sidewalk says he'd like to smack somebody, except for the lawsuits.It is five minutes before the final bell will sound on the first day of class at Hampstead Hill Middle School last Tuesday, and a neighborhood with memories of outrages is bracing itself.
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September 2, 2007
For many years, Dominic Rossi sold rugs and carpets, so it isn't surprising that he decided to replicate the look of a fine Oriental rug behind his Hampstead Hill rowhouse. Read how he did it tomorrow at baltimoresun.com/gardener. To read a complete calendar of the home and garden events for this month, go to baltimoresun.com/homeandgarden
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,Staff Writer | January 23, 1993
Gwen Taliaferro says that the after-school tutoring andenrichment program she directs using community volunteers has helped to relieve tensions betweeen trouble-plagued Hampstead Hill Middle School and its neighbors in Southeast Baltimore.The Baltimore Community Foundation, which funds community organizations through its Neighborhood Grants program, recently awarded a $3,000 grant to continue the year-old effort.Residents say the program is sorely needed and some results are already apparent.
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By Mark Bomster and Mark Bomster,Staff Writer | December 3, 1992
What's in a name?Plenty of bad memories, for students and staff at Hampstead Hill Middle School in the 100 block of S. Ellwood Ave. in East Baltimore.In the past year and a half, the school's image has been tarnished by a brutal beating in nearby Patterson Park, complaints from neighbors about rowdy students and the removal of two principals."When people hear the name 'Hampstead Hill,' they automatically associate that name with a bad school," concedes Kevin Harahan, interim principal. "No matter what we do here, it will always be that way."
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By Erica L. Green and By Erica L. Green | November 21, 2013
The recommendation to open a new elementary/middle school in Canton is drawing opposition from the community and the popular charter school that would be its neighbor. The proposed school, which would serve pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, was part of a large-scale plan rolled out by Interim CEO Tisha Edwards earlier this month. The plan would open a new school to alleviate overcrowding in Southeast Baltimore schools, Edwards said, while also moving a current school -- Friendship Academy of Science and Technology middle/high school -- whose students have been causing a stir in the community.
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October 13, 2011
Despite its promotion by The Sun last week, the recent PBS television program about the War of 1812 once again ignored the Battle of North Point, which was fought in 1814 around the area of what is now Dundalk-Edgemere. This seemed like a deliberate oversight, given the fact that the battle was covered in the show's companion book, "The War of 1812: A Guide to Battlefields and Historic Sites. " Granted, Fort McHenry is the star attraction of the 1812 war because it inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words of our national anthem.
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May 1, 2011
The news of the often-tearful reception given Mayor William Donald Schaefer's last motorcade put me in mind of a similar procession in 1839. President Van Buren and his cabinet led the procession, right behind the hearse. Ships in the harbor lowered their flags. As the hearse passed, adults and children were seen crying in the street; many joined the procession. It was the biggest funeral in Baltimore up to then. Samuel Smith, the man they were honoring, had served 40 years in the U.S. Congress after two terms in the Maryland House of Delegates.
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March 4, 2010
The editorial "School board test," (Mar. 3) did not provide a complete picture of the issues related to the charter school renewal application for Dr. Rayner Browne Academy. Unlike most charter schools that are newly created, Rayner was an existing Baltimore City public school long before it became a charter school. The school was on the state's restructuring list because it was failing when the Board of School Commissioners approved the request of parents to convert the school to a charter school to be operated by the Baltimore Curriculum Project just two and a half years ago. The conversion of existing, low performing schools is as difficult as it is unusual.
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September 2, 2007
For many years, Dominic Rossi sold rugs and carpets, so it isn't surprising that he decided to replicate the look of a fine Oriental rug behind his Hampstead Hill rowhouse. Read how he did it tomorrow at baltimoresun.com/gardener. To read a complete calendar of the home and garden events for this month, go to baltimoresun.com/homeandgarden
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By Michael Hoffman and Michael Hoffman,SUN STAFF | March 10, 2005
In Shannon O'Dair's crayon-drawn blueprint, Hampstead Hill Academy's new playground comes with a hot tub, pool, locker room, tennis court, climbing rope topped with a never-ending supply of candy and - lastly - a sandbox. "The sandbox would only be for the little kids though," said the third-grader. O'Dair and 19 other pupils at the Baltimore public elementary school were given the chance to design their dream playground yesterday. What they designed - or at least the more reasonable parts of what they designed - will be built in early May. The $70,000 playground will be funded primarily by Home Depot through the nonprofit organization KaBOOM.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff Patrick Gilbert contributed to this story | May 22, 1991
Some students at Hampstead Hill Middle School say their school is getting a bum rap.They say the school, in the 100 block of S. Ellwood Ave., isn't a haven for violent troublemakers."
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff Michael A. Fletcher and William B. Talbott contributed to this story | May 21, 1991
On Friday, Diane M. Evans, 39, will change her travel schedule so she will arrive home earlier. She wants to make sure she will be able to get ready for her sister's wedding.Evans wants to get to the wedding on time, but she also wants to get home before the students at nearby Hampstead Hill Middle School, in the 100 block of S. Ellwood Ave., are let out at the end of the school day."In order to avoid them, I'll leave work an hour early," said Evans, a supervisory clerk. "That's the way you have to think."
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | January 3, 2005
Work didn't stop last week at Hampstead Hill Academy, although teachers and pupils were away for the winter break. Late one morning, two workers were perched on a scaffold, sealing the Southeast Baltimore school's new windows with caulk. They were not school system employees, but workers from a glass company hired by local developer Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse Inc., which has been making improvements at several city schools near its major building projects. Hampstead Hill, one of five schools in which Struever Bros.
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By From staff reports | May 30, 2002
In Baltimore City Board clears way for construction to begin at stadium site The Board of Estimates cleared the way yesterday for workers to start building a retirement community on the former Memorial Stadium site. The board approved a $1-a-year lease and a land disposition agreement, giving the developers authority to start construction of the 430-unit project. Groundbreaking is planned for late July for the first phase of the project, a 71-unit apartment building and a YMCA. The developer of the project, Stadium Place, is a nonprofit group headed by the Govans Ecumenical Development Corp.
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