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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
A fire broke out in a two-story home Friday morning burning an infant and sending two others to the hospital. Just after 11 a.m., about 10 fire crews responded to 435 Monford Ave., in the McElderry Park neighborhood, and put out a fire within 10 minutes that was contained to one room. An adult and a child in the home suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. An infant, also in the home, suffered burns but Baltimore fire spokesman Kevin Cartwright did not know the degree of the burns or where the child was taken for medical care.
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Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
A Maryland Shock Trauma Center worker was among two people shot to death Sunday night in downtown Baltimore, police and hospital officials said. Surgical-support technician Brandon Finney, 25, and Christopher Camphor, 20, were both killed in the 400 block of W. Saratoga St., about four blocks north of Shock Trauma and just north of Lexington Market. Hospital officials confirmed Finney's death Monday afternoon. "This is a shocking and terrible loss, and we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and colleagues during this extremely difficult time," the hospital said in a statement.
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By Scott Dance and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
A man died in a shooting in the McElderry Park area of East Baltimore late Saturday, one of three shootings in the city on Saturday night and Sunday, police said. The man was found with at least one gunshot wound in the 500 block of N. Bradford Street at about 11:50 p.m. Saturday. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 12:34 a.m. Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting. Police have not identified the victim. Another man was shot in Southwest Baltimore Sunday evening, police said.
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By Yvonne Wenger and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
More than 25,000 Baltimore households are included in a new alley sweeping program that kicks off Aug. 18 and is intended to help clean up the city and decrease the rat population in some neighborhoods. Residents will receive fliers beginning Monday to describe the new program, which starts in the Belair-Edison neighborhood in the Northeast and Panway-Braddish neighborhood in the West. The city spent $525,000 for the purchase of three street sweeping vehicles, which will remove loose trash, grit, dirt, oil and other chemicals.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2011
A man was fatally shot Monday afternoon in Southeast Baltimore's McElderry Park neighborhood, police said. The shooting occurred at about 3:30 p.m., apparently at the intersection of Belnord Avenue and Pulaski Highway, with the victim running up the street and collapsing on Orleans Street, where the curb was covered in blood. A police spokesman identified him Tuesday evening as Kevin Pierre, 20. "I saw the dude laying on the ground, trying to catch his breath," said Shawnte Surles, 37. "After that, he wasn't breathing no more.
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By Carrie Wells and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
Three men were shot in separate incidents Wednesday night across Baltimore, and they were expected to survive their injuries, police said. The first man was found lying in the street in the 1300 block of North Carey Street in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. Police said the man suffered from a gunshot wound to his buttocks, and paramedics transported him to an area hospital. Detectives do not have a motive or suspect, police said. At 6:44 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the 500 block of North Glover St. in McElderry Park, where they found a man on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds to his lower back and hand.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2010
Tymeerah Butts wasn't alive while Jimmy Carter lived in the White House. But the 26-year-old Dundalk woman can tell visitors to her future home that a former president framed out a front window. About 300 volunteers, including Carter, renovated houses in Baltimore and Annapolis Tuesday as part of a weeklong project with Habitat for Humanity, the home-building organization that owes its visibility to Carter, who became heavily involved in its operations after his presidency ended. Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are travelling to Maryland; Washington; Birmingham, Ala.; and Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., to work on 86 homes, a number that commemorates his 86th birthday, which he celebrated Friday.
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By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | January 14, 2009
Over the past 17 months, not a single person has been killed in East Baltimore's McElderry Park neighborhood, a 44-square-block patch of decaying inner-city real estate in one of the most violent parts of town. This is the good news from an interim report released yesterday as part of a Baltimore Health Department study of its Operation Safe Streets program. Launched in August 2007, the initiative uses ex-offenders and counselors to mediate disputes between armed gangs and to mentor youngsters attracted to the street-corner drug trade.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,sun reporter | September 18, 2006
A blue-painted steel sign, carved with cut-out angels and a giant yellow sunflower on its top, frames a flower garden in a corner once called a trash triangle. Planted in clean lines, flowers spell out the word "LOVE" on an adjoining lawn where decayed rowhouses once stood. The new azure sign and an artistic red metalwork fence frame an oasis that has blossomed over several years in East Baltimore's McElderry Park neighborhood - a contrast to the drug troubles and violence on nearby streets.
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By Ann LoLordo | August 18, 2007
It's Wednesday night, and about a dozen members of the McElderry Park Community Association are meeting at the organization's refurbished North Montford Avenue center. It's business as usual as the group votes in additional board members and then turns its attention to the night's agenda: the upcoming Amazing Port Street celebration, recruiting volunteers to organize a book club for local kids, cleaning the alleys of trash and promoting next month's fundraising fish fry. A block away, past a check-cashing store, the tax man, a laundromat, clothes boutique and ice cream parlor, three police cars with lights flashing are parked at Monument and North Milton.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
Banking industry veteran and native Baltimorean Scott Wilfong got involved with the Living Classrooms Foundation to help improve lives in some of East Baltimore's neediest neighborhoods, including Perkins Homes, the Fayette Street corridor and McElderry Park. Wilfong, chairman, president and CEO of SunTrust Bank Greater Washington/Maryland, began eight years ago working with the foundation's Children's Target Investment Zone initiative, in which the foundation, area public schools and other groups offer East Baltimore residents job training as well as training in work readiness, financial literacy, computer literacy and other life skills.
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By Justin George and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating three shootings Thursday night that wounded three men. All are expected to survive, police said. A 25-year-old man was found shot in the back in South Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood at about 5:30 p.m. Investigators said the man dropped a friend off in the unit block of Washburn Ave. when an unknown suspect pulled out a handgun and fired into the vehicle, striking him. The suspect fled and the victim was...
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By Scott Dance and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
A man died in a shooting in the McElderry Park area of East Baltimore late Saturday, one of three shootings in the city on Saturday night and Sunday, police said. The man was found with at least one gunshot wound in the 500 block of N. Bradford Street at about 11:50 p.m. Saturday. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 12:34 a.m. Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting. Police have not identified the victim. Another man was shot in Southwest Baltimore Sunday evening, police said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
Baltimore Police have charged a Baltimore man with murder in connection with the stabbing death of another man in McElderry Park early on Saturday morning. Todd Pollard, 28, of the 400 block of N. Montford Avenue was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, concealing a dangerous weapon and using a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure. He had no lawyer listed in online court records for this charge. Police said Pollard and another man, 38-year-old Miles Ringgold of the 1300 block of Crofton Street, were arguing at 12:15 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of N. Montford Avenue when the victim was stabbed in the chest.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2013
Police are investigating two overnight shootings in East Baltimore that injured two men. The first was reported just after midnight, when officers found a man shot in the chest at Greenmount Avenue and Preston Street in the Johnston Square neighborhood. He was transported to an area hospital and police have no suspects. At 1:44 a.m., police heard between five and 10 gunshots south of the 2500 block of East Monument Street, and they saw a man yelling "I've been shot," Baltimore police spokeswoman Det. Angela Carter-Watson said.
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By Justin George and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2013
Two men were shot – one fatally -- in the East Baltimore neighborhood of McElderry Park early Friday morning, city police reported. One man was shot in the head and died at a local hospital. A second was shot in the back and survived, police said. He was listed in stable condition. They were found in the 2700 block Jefferson Street shortly after 1:30 a.m. Police do not have any suspects or motives. At the intersection of Jefferson Street and North Belnord Avenue later in the morning, police investigators were gone but crime scene tape remained tied to rowhouse window air conditioners.
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By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | August 9, 2008
With a $1.7 million boost in funding, Mayor Sheila Dixon's administration is expanding an anti-violence campaign with roots in Chicago to two high-crime neighborhoods in Baltimore. The Health Department program, Operation Safe Streets, hires ex-offenders to reach out to youth and mediate disputes before they turn violent. The program will expand to Cherry Hill and to several sites in East Baltimore later this year. "This is an investment that will produce returns more valuable than any amount of money," Dixon said.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun Reporter | June 14, 2008
Flanked by chanting volunteers clad in matching white "Safe Streets" T-shirts, Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon led a rally in front of City Hall yesterday to kick off six events planned for the Father's Day weekend in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods. "The people you see in these T-shirts are not just wearing them for form and fashion," Dixon said. "We can cease violence in these communities." Dixon alluded to some of the week's violence in her remarks, expressing dismay that two men were shot and killed early Wednesday in West Baltimore's Easterwood Park.
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By Carrie Wells and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
Three men were shot in separate incidents Wednesday night across Baltimore, and they were expected to survive their injuries, police said. The first man was found lying in the street in the 1300 block of North Carey Street in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. Police said the man suffered from a gunshot wound to his buttocks, and paramedics transported him to an area hospital. Detectives do not have a motive or suspect, police said. At 6:44 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the 500 block of North Glover St. in McElderry Park, where they found a man on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds to his lower back and hand.
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By Peter Duvall | April 25, 2013
With the city putting together a plan for adding 10,000 families to Baltimore, this is a good time for interested Baltimoreans to weigh in. I'm told that the plan will be driven by the best possible data - a great place to start. But the plan needs to address a critical question: Who is going to want to live here during the next decade? Some of the trends that are driving Baltimore's nascent revival will prove almost impossible to determine based on the opinions of the city's current population, many of whom live here because of ties to family and friends or because housing is relatively affordable, not because they particularly want to live in a city.
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