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By Kevin Rector and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
Two men were shot and injured in the Perkins Homes public housing community in Southeast Baltimore early Monday morning, according to Baltimore Police. Officers responded to the 300 block of Ballou Court about 3:33 a.m., where they found one man shot in the leg and another man shot in the shoulder, police said. Both were transported to area hospitals. Police said the victims refused to speak with investigators. Late Sunday night, a man was shot in the leg in the 3900 block of Dolfield Avenue in the Dolfield neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore, police said.
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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 Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2010
A man who had been shot Monday night in East Baltimore later died of his injuries, according to Baltimore police. An officer responded to the 200 block of S. Spring Court at about 9:25 p.m. for a report of a shooting and found a man lying on the ground near the basketball court with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body, police said. The man was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:52 p.m., according to police. Police are also investigating a shooting Monday night in the Druid Heights neighborhood, where a 28-year-old man was shot in the legs.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
As blue balloons drifted Saturday night into the warm February sky above Southeast Baltimore, family members and friends of 8-year-old Troy Douglas wrapped their arms around each other in grief. Were "Li'l Troy" still alive, he probably would have been at the playground or the basketball court near the small courtyard in Perkins Homes where the memorial was held in his honor. Instead, his father mourned in a T-shirt bearing his image, reading, "I Love You Son. Play in Peace. " "I'm trying to come to terms," said his father, also named Troy Douglas.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
At a packed City Council hearing Wednesday, residents of Perkins Homes public housing, area clergymen and other residents blasted the $88 million in property tax breaks the planned $1 billion Harbor Point development is set to receive, arguing that a portion of the money should be used to help the poor. "You should not have luxury communities by developing off of the misery in the city," said Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway, Sr. of Union Baptist Church.  The committee hearing was called by City Councilman Carl Stokes, who has accused the Baltimore Development Corporation, the city's quasi-public development arm, of drawing an inappropriate map so that Harbor Point could received Enterprise Zone tax credits -- which are meant for impoverished areas -- that it could not have qualified for on its own. Stokes has alleged that Harbor Point is specifically taking advantage of the poverty in the Perkins Homes to receive its tax breaks, an allegation the BDC denies.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Melody Simmons and Peter Hermann and Melody Simmons,Sun Staff Writers | August 18, 1995
A 14-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with attempted murder in the shooting of a man Wednesday night in the Perkins Homes public housing complex in what Baltimore police say may have been a drug-related dispute.The youth, Omar Jackson of the 2600 block of E. Monument St., was arrested by officers who heard gunshots about 8 p.m. and chased him after seeing a youth drop a semiautomatic handgun.Police charged the Jackson youth with attempted murder, handgun violations and possession of cocaine.
NEWS
By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Staff Writer | August 15, 1992
Shattered glass from broken windows, trash and a used syringe litter apartment 251 on Dallas Court in the Perkins Homes housing development near Fells Point.A plastic basin containing urine sits in the middle of the bedroom and the utility closet is filled with dirt and empty liquor bottles.Taxpayers paid about $30,000 to renovate the unit. It has new kitchen cabinets, new counter tops, a new porcelain bathtub and toilet and new walls and doors.But the one-bedroom apartment is vacant, heavily damaged by vandals.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
The Baltimore Development Corp. has accused City Councilman Carl Stokes of spreading misleading information about the $1 billion Harbor Point development and how it qualified for tax breaks meant for impoverished areas. Stokes, chairman of the City Council's taxation committee, has been critical of the way the city's quasi-public development arm drew its new Enterprise Zone map, allowing the developers of Harbor Point to benefit from a projected $88 million in property tax credits.
NEWS
By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | May 28, 2002
Baltimore housing officials have awarded an abandoned fire station at 316 S. Caroline St. to a partnership that includes the tenants of the 688-unit Clarence Perkins Homes, who hope to turn the firehouse into a community center. Bertha McCormick, tenant council president, said the partners are ready to move forward with their plans to turn the old building into a thriving community meeting place. Though residents in the public housing complex felt they had a good plan, they didn't believe they would get the vacant fire station.
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By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | November 6, 2008
The mother tightened her grip on the little girl's hand, pulling her out of the sputtering rain and away from the three green trash bins outside the Perkins Homes public housing complex. This is no place for a child, precisely because this is where the body of a child was found this week. A man taking out the trash made the discovery on a courtyard across from an elementary school and sandwiched between the backs of worn, long brick buildings that abut Pratt Street east of downtown. The girl was Annie McCann, a 16-year-old high school junior from Alexandria, Va. She was an honors student who didn't show up at school Friday and was reported missing that evening when her parents found a note saying she had run away from home.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
Two men were shot and injured in the Perkins Homes public housing community in Southeast Baltimore early Monday morning, according to Baltimore Police. Officers responded to the 300 block of Ballou Court about 3:33 a.m., where they found one man shot in the leg and another man shot in the shoulder, police said. Both were transported to area hospitals. Police said the victims refused to speak with investigators. Late Sunday night, a man was shot in the leg in the 3900 block of Dolfield Avenue in the Dolfield neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore, police said.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
At a packed City Council hearing Wednesday, residents of Perkins Homes public housing, area clergymen and other residents blasted the $88 million in property tax breaks the planned $1 billion Harbor Point development is set to receive, arguing that a portion of the money should be used to help the poor. "You should not have luxury communities by developing off of the misery in the city," said Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway, Sr. of Union Baptist Church.  The committee hearing was called by City Councilman Carl Stokes, who has accused the Baltimore Development Corporation, the city's quasi-public development arm, of drawing an inappropriate map so that Harbor Point could received Enterprise Zone tax credits -- which are meant for impoverished areas -- that it could not have qualified for on its own. Stokes has alleged that Harbor Point is specifically taking advantage of the poverty in the Perkins Homes to receive its tax breaks, an allegation the BDC denies.
NEWS
July 9, 2013
Tomorrow City Councilman Carl Stokes plans to hold a hearing on a resolution calling on the developers of the tony Harbor Point project on Baltimore's waterfront to invest at least $15.6 million into the nearby Perkins Homes public housing development. It gets at a vital issue - whether tax incentives for downtown development benefit the city's poor residents - but does so by means of a number of misconceptions. Mr. Stokes has been a strong critic of the use of tax incentives for the construction of Harbor Point, and although we do not have a philosophical objection to such deals, we appreciate his diligence in the matter.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
The Baltimore Development Corp. has accused City Councilman Carl Stokes of spreading misleading information about the $1 billion Harbor Point development and how it qualified for tax breaks meant for impoverished areas. Stokes, chairman of the City Council's taxation committee, has been critical of the way the city's quasi-public development arm drew its new Enterprise Zone map, allowing the developers of Harbor Point to benefit from a projected $88 million in property tax credits.
NEWS
June 28, 2013
City Hall can't find the money to open pools or run decent recreation centers. Our schools, while improving, are in shambles. Our parks have seen better days. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake prefers the company of lobbyists and the comforts of Las Vegas conferences to the tough issues facing families in Baltimore's neighborhoods (most of us don't vote anyway). The residents of Perkins Homes are used in a scheme to subsidize waterfront development and City Hall's latest "game changer" is to spend our money on race cars.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker and By Andrea K. Walker | August 15, 2012
Baltimore is expanding a program where people in areas with limited access to healthy foods can order groceries on the Internet and pick up their purchase at a designated place in their neighborhood. The two-year-old Virtual Supermarket Program which operates from three Enoch Pratty Library branches, will now be offered at some senior centers and residences for the disabled. Residents will be able to pick up groceries at Perkins Homes, Monument East, Mount Clare Overlook Building and the Cherry Hill Senior Manor.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 9, 2003
A 14-year-old East Baltimore boy was fatally shot last night on the playground at the Perkins Homes, a large, low-rise public housing complex. About 9:15 p.m., the victim, Walker Louis Coleman of the 200 block of S. Spring Court in the Perkins Homes, was standing on a dimly lighted playground in the 200 block of Ballou Court when an unknown assailant shot him at least once in the head and fled, said homicide Detective Al Marcus. The youth was taken by ambulance to nearby Johns Hopkins Hospital, but died a short time later in the emergency room, Marcus said.
NEWS
June 28, 2013
City Hall can't find the money to open pools or run decent recreation centers. Our schools, while improving, are in shambles. Our parks have seen better days. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake prefers the company of lobbyists and the comforts of Las Vegas conferences to the tough issues facing families in Baltimore's neighborhoods (most of us don't vote anyway). The residents of Perkins Homes are used in a scheme to subsidize waterfront development and City Hall's latest "game changer" is to spend our money on race cars.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann | January 18, 2012
The parents of Annie McCann, the young Virginia girl who disappeared from her suburban Washington home four years ago and was found dead in Baltimore, say there is a "significant new investigative lead" in the case. Mary Jane and Daniel McCann plan to discuss the information at a news conference on Thursday in Washington. In a statement, the long-grieving parents say they held a "promising meeting" with the new head of the Baltimore Police Department's homicide unit. Annie, who was 16, left her home in Alexandria, Va., in November 2008 and was found dead near a trash bin in the Perkins Homes public housing complex in Southeast Baltimore.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2010
A man who had been shot Monday night in East Baltimore later died of his injuries, according to Baltimore police. An officer responded to the 200 block of S. Spring Court at about 9:25 p.m. for a report of a shooting and found a man lying on the ground near the basketball court with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body, police said. The man was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:52 p.m., according to police. Police are also investigating a shooting Monday night in the Druid Heights neighborhood, where a 28-year-old man was shot in the legs.
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