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September 29, 2012
I don't live near Patterson Park, but I certainly appreciate the area. That green oasis is one of the loveliest in the city. It's appalling anyone would want to build close to 100 parking spaces and a paved road in the middle of it ("Residents irate at proposal to pave over green," Sept. 19). Certainly, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake understands the value of community activism, so she never should have accused Councilman Jim Kraft of "poisoning the well" when he alerted Patterson Park neighbors about the proposal.
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By Trevor Hass and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Members of the Bluford Drew Jemison Rockets baseball team gathered in a group on the third-base line of Utz Twardowicz Field on Tuesday afternoon. The day was already special. The weather was gorgeous, they were playing baseball and knew they had raised enough money to keep their previously struggling program afloat. But all of a sudden, their day got even better. Orioles center fielder Adam Jones walked through the third-base gate, waved and strolled down the base path toward the players, many of whose mouths hung open in shock.
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NEWS
September 26, 2012
Your article about expanding road and parking access in Patterson Park reflects a disturbing tendency to think within "the box" ("Residents irate over proposal to pave over green," Sept. 19).The city's plan to pave over a significant green space reminds me of the trees that were cut down to make way for the Grand Prix and never replaced. Having worked outdoors in Baltimore during the summer, I know how charm free Charm City can be when its paved surfaces turn into heat islands that radiate sweltering temperatures.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
A man was assaulted on Thursday night in Patterson Park by a group of teenagers, one of whom was filming the attack, according to a police report. The victim, who is only identified as a 25-year-old teacher in the police report, was walking in the park about 8:30 p.m. when four juveniles started punching him. One of the attackers yelled "Worldstar," a reference to the popular web site "Worldstarhiphop.com" where fight videos uploaded daily. According to the police report, the man fought back and tore the shirt off of one of the juveniles, and the group then ran south on foot toward Eastern Avenue.
FEATURES
By Liz Atwood, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2011
On a concrete pad behind a Patterson Park row house, Emily Jaskot has created an urban oasis through creative use of flowers, herbs, vines and even trees planted in containers. She and her husband, Jared, moved to the house in 2007 and the next spring, the work began. "It was kind of desolate," says Jaskot, a recent law school graduate. "I just wanted to fill as much of the space as possible with green and flowers. " The couple built wooden containers and a trellis and planted a dogwood tree, rose bushes and lots of mint.
NEWS
September 21, 2012
The news that Baltimore's leaders plan to put parking lots and a road in Patterson Park is a slap in the face to the residents of this city ("Residents irate at proposal to pave over green," Sept. 19). This speaks to a fundamental lack of respect from our local government. For all types of Baltimore citizens - young couples, artists, immigrants, families, and those in between - public spaces are a necessity. Are there secret plans to deface local libraries and schools? I would hope not. A sunny day at Patterson Park is often as vibrant and welcoming a spot as can be found in the state, and to gut that for parking spaces and more traffic is a sad misunderstanding of what cities are. Every attempt this city makes to pander to suburbanites, most of whom still won't move to the city, serves to sanitize the spirit of a city that once embodied the greatness of American urban space and could do so again.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2013
Thursday night is the ninth annual Wine Tasting at Sunset in Patterson Park. The evening event will include samplings of cuisine provided by merchants and restaurants like Bistro Rx, V-NO, Todd Conner's, Di Pasquale's and Chesapeake Wine Co. “We're thrilled to have some of the best delights from the neighborhood's finest restaurants and wine companies,” said Kathy Harget, executive director of Friends of Patterson Park, a non-profit group that...
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
Archaeologists conducting a dig in Patterson Park are holding an open house Saturday to share discoveries with the community. The project, organized by nonprofit Baltimore Heritage, is exploring an area in the northwest corner of the park, near the Pagoda, to unearth remnants of a War of 1812 camp there. The archaeologists will hold volunteer training from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for those interested in participating in the dig, which began Wednesday and runs through May 15. They will be answering questions and showcasing findings from 9 a.m. to noon.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2012
A series of public meetings for Baltimore residents to voice their concerns about preliminary plans to add more parking and an access road to Patterson Park have been canceled, according to city officials. The decision comes two days after the first meeting had city officials deflecting heated questions from a crowd of hundreds who oppose the plan, and one day after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the creation of a working group that will study the matter and the park's future.
EXPLORE
By Anthony Scalfani | October 20, 2011
The annual BARCStoberfest & Strut Your Mutt Walk will happen Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Patterson Park, at the corner of Eastern and Linwood streets. The event, which is sponsored by the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, is held to raise awareness and funds for the 12,000 animals BARCS takes in each year. There will be a silent auction, pet costume contests, crafts vendors and adoptable pets. The actual walk starts at noon; registration commences at 11 a.m. Go to http://www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org.
SPORTS
May 31, 2014
Trail beautification Saturday, June 7: On National Trails Day, Parks & People will celebrate its 30th anniversary by cleaning and beautifying the Gwynns Falls Trail. Volunteers will clean the stream and improve riparian buffers with native plants in Winans Meadow (Trailhead 2 at 4500 Franklintown Road in Baltimore) from 9 a.m. until noon. RSVP by emailing info@parksandpeople.org or call Alex Krause at 410-448-5663. Canoe N' Scoop Saturday, June 7: National Parks Conservation Association and Baltimore Parks & Recreation are hosting a Star-Spangled "Canoe N' Scoop" for National Trails Day from 9 a.m. until noon to help clean the shoreline at Middle Branch Park (3300 Waterview Ave. in Baltimore)
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Now that signs of the history of Hampstead Hill have been unearthed, historians hope to keep its 200-year-old stories from being forgotten again soon. Advocates for Patterson Park and Baltimore's legacy of the War of 1812 plan new signs and displays for artifacts uncovered in an archaeological dig completed this month, including a musket ball and gunflint dating to 1814 and a belt buckle from the Civil War. They also plan to seek inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
Today they endure climbing children and have bicycles chained to them, but the cannons that flank Patterson Park's Pagoda were used in wars as much as 350 years ago, park officials have found. A cannon expert surveyed the seven historic weapons last fall and will soon undertake their restoration after finding they aren't just reproductions, as many had thought in the century since they were installed to commemorate the War of 1812 centennial. Some were likely used in the Battle of Baltimore, on land or sea, and in the Revolutionary War - or earlier.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2014
When Samuel Smith, major general of the Maryland militia, needed a headquarters to plot Baltimore's defense from British invaders in the summer of 1814, archaeologists believe he called on the owner of a shop that gives Butcher's Hill its name. Jacob Laudenslager leased much of what is Patterson Park today from landowner William Patterson, including a butcher's shop steps from where the park's iconic pagoda sits today. Archaeologists have uncovered a wall of that structure as they embark on a dig for a better understanding of what happened when thousands of militiamen camped along the hills of southeast Baltimore during the War of 1812.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
Archaeologists conducting a dig in Patterson Park are holding an open house Saturday to share discoveries with the community. The project, organized by nonprofit Baltimore Heritage, is exploring an area in the northwest corner of the park, near the Pagoda, to unearth remnants of a War of 1812 camp there. The archaeologists will hold volunteer training from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for those interested in participating in the dig, which began Wednesday and runs through May 15. They will be answering questions and showcasing findings from 9 a.m. to noon.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2010
City homicide detectives were called to two separate shooting incidents Friday night, a spokesman said. One person was shot one block from Patterson Park at North Linwood and East Fairmount Avenue shortly after 9:30 p.m., said Jeremy Silbert, spokesman with the police department. He said the victim was an adult male, but his condition was not released Friday night. Police were called to a second shooting at 10:12 p.m. to the 3500 block of Horton Ave., near Garrett Park in Brooklyn for a double-shooting.
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