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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2005
In the Northwest Baltimore neighborhood of Park Heights, which includes the Oswego Mall townhouses, kids have little to do and no place to go, residents say. The nearby parks are run-down, vacant rowhouses pock-mark block after block, and most residents keep to themselves as a maelstrom of drugs, guns and violence regularly swirls around them. It wasn't always that way, but the Oswego Mall area is now a place where vigilant parents would rather keep their children inside playing video games than outside on the streets, especially after dark, residents say. The 13-year-old boy who became a murder suspect last weekend used to frequent those streets, where he racked up arrests over the past two years for fighting and drug dealing.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | October 28, 2008
Baltimore police identified yesterday two recent homicide victims, including one from the weekend. Derrick Phillips, 42, was shot in the head about 1 a.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of N. Regester St. in East Baltimore, police spokeswoman Nicole Monroe said. Phillips, whose last known address was in the 3400 block of Alto Road in Woodlawn, was pronounced dead at the scene by Fire Department medics. Gregory Boston, 48, of the 2500 block of Oswego Ave. was shot Thursday near home, in the 2700 block of Oswego Ave. in the Greenspring community, police said.
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NEWS
September 14, 2007
On September 11, 2007, CASTELIA HARRIS MARTINEZ. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 15, at New Life Inspirational Church, 2621 Oswego Avenue at 10 a.m. Inquire (410) 664-6800.
NEWS
March 7, 2008
Robert E. Kelly, a retired Social Security Administration analyst and World War II veteran, died of cancer Feb. 28 at his Baynesville home. He was 89. Mr. Kelly was born and raised in Oswego, N.Y., and earned a bachelor's degree in 1939 from Oswego State Teachers College, now the State University of New York at Oswego. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and served as a radio officer aboard naval vessels in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. "He was on duty aboard a ship in the Pacific when the news came that Pearl Harbor had been bombed.
NEWS
November 9, 2007
THE COUNT Homicides since Jan. 1: 255 THE VICTIM A contractor renovating a rowhouse at Oswego and Park Heights avenues in Northwest Baltimore found a man fatally shot and another man critically wounded from gunfire. The incident was reported yesterday shortly before 10:30 a.m. LAST YEAR: Baltimore had recorded 234 homicides as of Nov. 8, 2006. ONLINE: Details and locations of this year's city homicides are at baltimoresun.com/homicidemap
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February 17, 2008
On February 13, 2008, IOLA ODESSA ADAMS. On Sunday, friends may call VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 4101 Edmondson avenue, from 4 to 8 P.M. On Monday, Mrs. Adams will lie instate at New Life Inspirational Church, 2621 Oswego Avenue, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 A.M. with services to follow. Inquiries to (410)233-2400.
NEWS
May 31, 2004
On May 26, 2004, MR. NATHANIEL BENJAMIN. On Tuesday, friends may call at VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (EAST), 4905 York Road from 3 to 8 P.M. On Wednesday, Mr. Benjamin will lie in state at New Life Inspirational Church, 2625 Oswego Avenue where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M. with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-433-7500.
NEWS
August 1, 2003
WINNIE COOK, born on January 20, 1903, formerly of 2530 Oswego Ave., Baltimore, MD. Died on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at the age of 100 in New Jersey. Services will be held on Monday, August 4, at Trinity AME Church, 2140 East Hoffman St. in Baltimore. Viewing 1 to 1:30 P.M., service at 2 P.M. Interment immediately following at Arbutus Cemetery. Funeral Services are under the direction of Carl Miller Funeral Home, Camden, NJ, 856-365-2966.
NEWS
January 30, 2008
On January 26, 2008, LILLIAN HORSEY, who is survived by a host of family and friends. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Howell Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Heights Avenue on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 from 3 to 7 P.M., Wake will be held on Thursday, January 31, at 10 A.M. with funeral service to follow at 10:30 A.M. at New Life Inspirational Church, 2621 Oswego Ave. Interment King Memorial Park.
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By Kiesha Simpson and Kiesha Simpson,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | November 2, 1995
Spirits were high in the Oswego Mall townhouse development in Northwest Baltimore as eight joyful Step Up apprentices graduated and public housing families toured their newly renovated homes.The graduates of the first Step Up class were honored recently after learning skills such as carpentry, bricklaying, tiling and painting in the project to renovate public housing developments.A crowd of 200 applauded as graduates jumped in excitement when their names were called to honor them with certificates of completion.
NEWS
February 17, 2008
On February 13, 2008, IOLA ODESSA ADAMS. On Sunday, friends may call VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 4101 Edmondson avenue, from 4 to 8 P.M. On Monday, Mrs. Adams will lie instate at New Life Inspirational Church, 2621 Oswego Avenue, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 A.M. with services to follow. Inquiries to (410)233-2400.
NEWS
January 30, 2008
On January 26, 2008, LILLIAN HORSEY, who is survived by a host of family and friends. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Howell Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Heights Avenue on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 from 3 to 7 P.M., Wake will be held on Thursday, January 31, at 10 A.M. with funeral service to follow at 10:30 A.M. at New Life Inspirational Church, 2621 Oswego Ave. Interment King Memorial Park.
NEWS
November 9, 2007
THE COUNT Homicides since Jan. 1: 255 THE VICTIM A contractor renovating a rowhouse at Oswego and Park Heights avenues in Northwest Baltimore found a man fatally shot and another man critically wounded from gunfire. The incident was reported yesterday shortly before 10:30 a.m. LAST YEAR: Baltimore had recorded 234 homicides as of Nov. 8, 2006. ONLINE: Details and locations of this year's city homicides are at baltimoresun.com/homicidemap
NEWS
September 14, 2007
On September 11, 2007, CASTELIA HARRIS MARTINEZ. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 15, at New Life Inspirational Church, 2621 Oswego Avenue at 10 a.m. Inquire (410) 664-6800.
NEWS
February 28, 2007
On February 24, 2007, BRENDA TAYLOR; loving wife of Leo Taylor. She is also survived by a loving daughter Sharonda Dozier, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Thursday after 9 A.M. Family will receive friends on Friday in New Life Inspirational Church, 2621 Oswego Avenue at 11:30 A.M. followed by funeral service at 12 noon. Interment in King Memorial Park.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | December 3, 2006
A shirtless boy of about 14 slurps from a plastic cup and jaws with two other teenagers in oversized T-shirts. They stand at the edge of a playground in the Oswego Mall public housing complex, enveloped in the summertime whoops and laughter of children playing all around them. The teenagers occasionally turn toward a fourth figure, at first standing a bit apart. He is older, more man than boy, with short dreadlocks and wearing a striped polo shirt. They clearly defer to him, competing, it seems, for his approval as they dance in place and bump fists with him. To a casual observer, he could be an older brother or a favorite uncle.
NEWS
February 28, 2007
On February 24, 2007, BRENDA TAYLOR; loving wife of Leo Taylor. She is also survived by a loving daughter Sharonda Dozier, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Thursday after 9 A.M. Family will receive friends on Friday in New Life Inspirational Church, 2621 Oswego Avenue at 11:30 A.M. followed by funeral service at 12 noon. Interment in King Memorial Park.
NEWS
March 7, 2008
Robert E. Kelly, a retired Social Security Administration analyst and World War II veteran, died of cancer Feb. 28 at his Baynesville home. He was 89. Mr. Kelly was born and raised in Oswego, N.Y., and earned a bachelor's degree in 1939 from Oswego State Teachers College, now the State University of New York at Oswego. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and served as a radio officer aboard naval vessels in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. "He was on duty aboard a ship in the Pacific when the news came that Pearl Harbor had been bombed.
NEWS
By JULIE BYKOWICZ | October 24, 2006
Two Baltimore men with violent criminal histories were sentenced yesterday to life in prison plus more than 100 years each for killing one man and trying to kill two others last year in Park Heights. Cyrus Lee Beads, 20, of the 3800 block of Cottage Ave. received a term of life plus 103 years and Joseph Omar Smith, 24, of the 2400 block of Lakeview Ave. received a term of life plus 150 years. The details of the crime and the background of the defendants prompted Baltimore Circuit Judge Allen F. Schwait to say, "Our city is in enormous trouble," and discuss the relationship of drugs to violence.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | July 1, 2006
Glynnis Gladden, who works for a Northwest Baltimore organization called STRIVE (Support Training Results In Valuable Employees) told Jerrod Hamlett's family and friends last Sunday night that his death wasn't in vain. Hamlett was murdered last year at the Oswego Mall Apartments by a then-13-year-old boy with a juvenile record who was reputed to have ties to a violent drug gang known as "Cutthroat." Gladden said that at least one positive development has come about in the wake of Hamlett's death: STRIVE now has a program in the neighborhood of the Oswego Mall Apartments focusing on helping residents - particularly ex-offenders - with job training, education and employment.
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