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By Anne Lauren Henslee and Anne Lauren Henslee,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 18, 2002
A silent brethren of tombstones lead the way. Some slightly tilted, many weathered with age, they mark the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers, heroes of the world wars, local celebrities and virtual unknowns. Beyond the fence, traffic flows steadily along Frederick Avenue. Welcome to Irvington - at the cusp of the city-county line, caught between the drama of urban life and the sedate, rural seclusion of tree-lined streets and quiet, family homes. "Sometimes I feel like it's a forgotten city," says Young Kim Anderson, the new president of the Irvington Community Association.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1995
A nonprofit housing development group wants to give some low-income renters a chance to feel pride of ownership -- without really owning a home -- through an innovative program that works much like a co-operative residence.The Mutual Housing Association of Baltimore plans to build 37 townhouses in the southwestern edge of the city and then, for the most part, allow low-income residents to run the neighborhood.It would be the second such development in the city.Alameda Place, at The Alameda and Cold Spring Lane, was the first Mutual Housing development in the country.
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By Walter F. Roche Jr. and Walter F. Roche Jr.,SUN STAFF | January 22, 2000
A troubled, 220-bed Baltimore nursing home will be allowed to remain open as long as it is sold to new owners by March 1, state health officials have agreed. Carol Benner, head of the state's Office of Health Care Quality, said yesterday that a settlement with operators of the Irvington Knolls Care Center at 22 S. Athol Ave. will keep the facility open and avert the forced transfer of several hundred elderly patients. "It's a win-win situation," Benner said of the agreement. She added that a primary concern of the state was avoiding the transfer of patients to other facilities.
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By Marilyn McCraven and Marilyn McCraven,SUN STAFF | April 24, 1997
It's simple and direct, the way Sarah Silkworth tries to keep the yards and alleys around her Irvington home orderly.Armed with a notebook and pen, she walks four blocks of streets and alleys, noting trash, whether the grass is cut and shrubbery trimmed.Usually, she doesn't wait for the city to act. Instead, she calls offending property owners and requests immediate action."Oh, sometimes you have people who get mad, who don't want to clean up, but they usually go ahead and do it," said Silkworth, 69."
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June 10, 2009
Charles W. Fisher, Funeral services will be Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. Sharon Baptist Church, Irvington, VA.
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December 29, 1990
Gilbert L. Cressler, a Brooklyn resident who worked in construction and sales, died Wednesday of complications TC following a stroke at Irvington Knotts Care Center in Irvington. He was 84.He worked in the Baltimore area and abroad, particularly in South America and Europe.A Baltimore native, he was a member of the Mason's Marlay Lodge, No. 632 and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Williamsburg.Mr. Cressler donated his body to the State Anatomy Board.He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Evening Sun Staff | January 4, 1991
Call it a sign of the times.The sign, a wooden replica of a 19th century Victorian house with a white front porch, reflects a revitalized Irvington neighborhood, where house prices have more than doubled in five years.Located on the 3300 block of Frederick Road, the 9-foot sign was unveiled yesterday by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, City Council President Mary Pat Clarke and other dignitaries.Onlookers clapped. About 20 or so pre-schoolers who were on hand for the dedication ceremony whooped and cheered.
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January 4, 2012
As a retired state parole and probation agent I remember the neighborhood concerns when my agency opened new offices. To some extent these concerns were valid because there was genuine uncertainty about how day to day life might change. Not so for Project PLASE which has an established 38-year track record as a good neighbor in central Baltimore City. As a member of St. Joseph's Monastery Parish, I attended the Dec. 17 meeting when people of all persuasions voiced their views (Project PLASE tries to quell neighborhood fears in S.W. Baltimore," Dec. 28)
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
The Rev. Gerald Hynes, a Passionist priest who served in a Parkville parish for nearly 30 years, died of a stroke April 16 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised on Old Frederick Road in Irvington, he was the son of Thomas Hynes and Adelaide Zell Hynes. He was a 1943 graduate of Holy Cross Preparatory Seminary in 1943 and then began his formal training at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery in Pittsburgh. He completed his studies in philosophy and theology at several Passionist monasteries, and earned a master's degree in theology.
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June 20, 2004
The Rev. Basil Stockmeyer, a Roman Catholic priest who served in Irvington and Halethorpe parishes, died of cancer Wednesday at Elder Wood Health Care in Williamsville, N.Y. He was 89. Born in Forestville, N.Y., he was a 1934 graduate of Holy Cross Seminary in Dunkirk, N.Y., and then entered the Passionists, a community of priests and Christian brothers. He was ordained in Newark, N.J., in 1942 and held posts in Scranton, Pa., Jamaica, N.Y., and Dunkirk, N.Y., before being assigned to St. Joseph Monastery in Baltimore's Irvington neighborhood.
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