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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2005
It's the place where Baltimore parents and students have flocked to air their frustrations over city schools for nearly 20 years. Now some city officials envision turning the school system's hulking North Avenue headquarters into condominums and retail stores. They've gone so far as to suggest that a restaurant could be housed on the first floor, with outdoor seating on the tree-lined terrace. With little fanfare, city planners inserted the innovative proposal for the city-owned site at 200 E. North Ave. - which has been used for education since the mid-19th century - in a 42-page plan to revitalize the neighborhoods of Barclay, Midway and Old Goucher.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | April 29, 1992
A Rosedale man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of an 81-year-old man who was smothered in his bed during a robbery at an East Baltimore house where the victim lived for more than 50 years.A Baltimore Circuit Court jury deliberated for about nine hours yesterday before convicting Ralph Raymon Steele, 38, of the 5500 block of Hamilton Ave. in the death of Willie Gilmore. Mr. Gilmore was slain Oct. 5, 1991, in his home in the 2800 block of E. North Ave."He was the first black man to buy a home on North Avenue.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,SUN STAFF | August 21, 2005
Watched by a few motorists stopped at a traffic light on North Avenue near Aisquith Street, a group of youngsters painted a bright, abstract mural on a burned-out rowhouse. The group from the One World Cultural Arts Society's summer camp was participating last week in a program to transform the weathered plywood covering windows and doors on abandoned buildings along a stretch of North Avenue into something colorful. The project, which was started this summer by Mayor Martin O'Malley and the East North Avenue Community Development Corp.
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By Antero Pietila and Antero Pietila,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2004
The distressing sight of boarded-up rowhouses along Druid Hill Avenue, between Baltimore's biggest park and North Avenue, makes it hard to believe that this decayed neighborhood was once home for many of the city's most successful African-American strivers. From the 1920s until the late 1940s, this was the famed Sugar Hill, the namesake of a similarly upscale part of Harlem. Prominent lawyers and educators lived in the modest, cramped two-story rowhouses near Druid Hill Park; so did waiters, bell captains and postal workers.
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By Justin Fenton and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
A 780-pound steer headed for slaughter in West Baltimore seized a chance at freedom Friday, leaping a barbed-wire fence and taking a brisk two-mile walk along North Avenue that ended when the animal was gunned down by police in Mid-Town Belvedere. The steer was first spotted about 10:15 a.m. after escaping from the George G. Ruppersberger & Sons Inc. slaughterhouse in the 2600 block of Pennsylvania Ave., according to police. It was shot less than an hour later. Scores of people took pictures of the felled animal at North Charles and Preston Street, and the incident became fodder for social media, which lit up with pictures, Internet memes ("Cow Ripken")
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Jacques Kelly | March 1, 2013
Mortician Erich March told me he was tired of seeing people in his East Baltimore community die of conditions like diabetes and hypertension. He blamed the lack of grocery shopping choices in the neighborhood where he grew up and where his Aisquith Street funeral home is located. He and his wife, Michele Speaks-March, were determined to bring a new style of shopping to the Oliver, South Clifton and Darley Park neighborhoods. They were not targeting the vegan or food faddist crowd.
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By JACQUES KELLY | August 17, 1995
Less than 12 hours before Keith Huppert was gunned down in Bolton Hill, he was standing on the sidewalk on Maryland Avenue near Lafayette Avenue.He was at his car Tuesday afternoon, unloading some lamps he wanted to sell to antique dealers. Keith had a way of turning up just about everywhere in town on his lifelong search for something old, often beautiful, usually different.He had an eye, as they say in the antique and fine art business. He loved the quest for the oddball piece, something he'd found in the Council Thrift Shop or at one of a half dozen junk stores he'd been to on North Avenue.
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December 18, 2003
On December 14, 2003, DELORES. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 East North Avenue on Thursday after 9 A.M., The family will receive friends at Eastern United Methodist Church, 1429 E. North Avenue on Friday at 10 A.M. Funeral Services will follow at 10:30. See www.marchfh.com
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September 24, 2008
On September 20, 2008, ESTELLE D. EDGERS, Friends may call at the William C. Brown Community Funeral Home P.A., 1206 W. North Avenue, Thursday 3 to 7 pm. Family will receive friends at the St. Abraham's Baptist Church, 1124 W. North Avenue, Friday 10:30 am. Funeral 11 am.
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November 12, 2008
On November 6, 2008, LILLIAN. Friends may visit at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 E. North Avenue on Thursday after 8:30 A.M. The family will receive friends at St. Abraham Baptist Church, 1124 W. North Avenue on Friday at 10 A.M. Funeral services will follow at 11 A.M.
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