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August 25, 2014
In this week's Crime Scene, Matt Jablow takes you back to 1988.  On February 2 of that year, 11-year-old Latanya Wallace walked a few short blocks from her Reservoir Hill home to a library.  That was the last place she was seen alive.  Two days later, her body was found in a nearby alley. Because of the care in which her body was placed, police suspected her assailant might have been someone who knew her.  However, 26 years later, the case remains unsolved.
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NEWS
August 25, 2014
In this week's Crime Scene, Matt Jablow takes you back to 1988.  On February 2 of that year, 11-year-old Latanya Wallace walked a few short blocks from her Reservoir Hill home to a library.  That was the last place she was seen alive.  Two days later, her body was found in a nearby alley. Because of the care in which her body was placed, police suspected her assailant might have been someone who knew her.  However, 26 years later, the case remains unsolved.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2011
The 32-year-old woman fatally shot early Wednesday in Baltimore's Reservoir Hill neighborhood was remembered as a tireless and caring case manager for adults with disabilities, according to family and her employer. Keenya Jordan was found shot multiple times by an unknown man at 1:15 a.m. in the 600 block of Lennox St. Detectives were exploring "possible domestic ties," according to a spokesman. Jordan, who lived in Gwynn Oak until moving to Reservoir Hill in November, had worked since 2000 for the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, working with youth and more recently as a case manager for adults with developmental disabilities who had been released from state hospitals.
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By Justin Fenton and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Two men were killed and two others wounded in separate incidents in Baltimore late Thursday and Friday. One of the victims died after being beaten and set on fire. About 2 a.m. Friday, Fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said someone called 911 to report an alley fire in the rear of the 4200 block of Shamrock Ave. in the Belair-Edison neighborhood. Firefighters discovered a body on fire when they arrived, he said. The victim was identified by police as Nathaniel Quarterman, 54, whose last known address was in the 4200 block Shamrock Ave. Police said an investigation determined that the man had been involved in a fight inside of a home before his body was found on fire.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
A troubled Reservoir Hill property that came to be known as "Murder Mall" will be demolished under an agreement that's left some residents relieved but others worried about where they'll go. Baltimore Housing officials have been trying for at least four years to oust the company that owns Madison Park North Apartments and move the residents out, but the owner brought several challenges in court. The two sides finally reached a settlement last month. Residents say they've been told they have four months to find places to live, and city officials said the 202-unit complex would be razed 10 months after the last tenant leaves.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2011
A 32-year-old woman was shot and killed early Wednesday in Baltimore's Reservoir Hill neighborhood, police said. Officers called about 1:15 a.m. for a report of a shooting in the 600 block of Lennox St., just north of the Maryland Institute College of Art campus, found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the torso and head. The woman, who officials said could not be identified because her next of kin had not been notified, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma center and pronounced dead at 2 a.m., police said.
NEWS
August 20, 2010
According to tax records the landlord at the Reservoir Hill complex ('The ugly just won't go away' at troubled apartment complex," Aug. 18) is paying in excess of $100,000 in property taxes per annum. Additionally, the landlord pays for all its own services, such as trash removal, water, lighting etc. What exactly are these taxes for if not for police service? It would seem that if the property is crime ridden the police are not doing an effective job in keeping the area safe. Instead of passing the buck the mayor and police commissioner should take responsibility for the safety of the neighborhood that they are obligated to provide.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2012
A city police officer who heard gunshots Friday afternoon quickly responded and saw a man shooting a handgun, and the officer fired at least one round himself before the gunmen escaped, according to a department spokesman. Police said the armed man jumped into the passenger seat of a silver-colored car that sped away from West North Avenue and McCulloh Street about 3:15 p.m., leaving behind two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2011
A convicted sex offender who was cleared by a jury of rape charges in September has been linked through DNA to two other rapes, including a November attack on a woman in her Reservoir Hill home, court records show. Nelson Bernard Clifford of the 800 block of Brooks Lane was charged Dec. 6 with raping a woman at knifepoint after breaking into her home while she was sleeping about 9 p.m. Nov. 12, according to charging documents. Police say he blindfolded her, bound her hands and threatened to slash her face.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
A funny thing happened to Joe and Morgan Horvath on their way to a community art show in Reservoir Hill a few years ago. They fell in love at first sight with this Baltimore neighborhood of rehabbed rowhomes - many in the Italianate architectural style of the late 19th century. Adding to that feeling were the inhabitants, who to this day, the couple feel, are some of the best things about the neighborhood. "We were welcomed by everyone, from the young folks who rent a house across the street to the neighborhood veterans who bought their homes 30 years ago," said Morgan Horvath, a 31-year old preschool behavioral specialist with Project ACT (All Children Together)
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By Yvonne Wenger and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
A troubled Reservoir Hill property that came to be known as "Murder Mall" will be demolished under an agreement that's left some residents relieved but others worried about where they'll go. Baltimore Housing officials have been trying for at least four years to oust the company that owns Madison Park North Apartments and move the residents out, but the owner brought several challenges in court. The two sides finally reached a settlement last month. Residents say they've been told they have four months to find places to live, and city officials said the 202-unit complex would be razed 10 months after the last tenant leaves.
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Jacques Kelly | June 6, 2014
If you want to learn the history and habits of a Baltimore neighborhood, just spend part of a weekend on a community walking tour. Residents open their homes and gardens for a peek at what is normally locked and bolted. I am often startled by the sophistication and variety of what people cultivate in tight garden spaces. I also like the relativity I encounter here. These are personality gardens designed by people who tailor spaces for comfort and privacy. They understand the demands a Baltimore summer makes on city living and come up with some amazing responses.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
Standing on the sidewalk in Reservoir Hill where his son was shot to death Monday night, Dale Webb Sr. tried to channel his grief into constructive things, like getting the locks changed for the other tenants who live in the home. More than 14 hours after the fatal shooting of Dale Webb Jr., 35, police remained inside the home, though the shooting occurred on the street. That frustrated the elder Webb, a 68-year-old retired state employee with the Department of Business and Economic Development, who was calling the mayor's office and Police Department in an attempt to get relief.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
A funny thing happened to Joe and Morgan Horvath on their way to a community art show in Reservoir Hill a few years ago. They fell in love at first sight with this Baltimore neighborhood of rehabbed rowhomes - many in the Italianate architectural style of the late 19th century. Adding to that feeling were the inhabitants, who to this day, the couple feel, are some of the best things about the neighborhood. "We were welcomed by everyone, from the young folks who rent a house across the street to the neighborhood veterans who bought their homes 30 years ago," said Morgan Horvath, a 31-year old preschool behavioral specialist with Project ACT (All Children Together)
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By Anirban Basu | May 8, 2014
The sale of Thames Street Wharf in Baltimore to California-based KBS Realty Advisors represents a watershed moment for economic development in Baltimore. The sale establishes a record price for commercial realty in Charm City. KBS paid $341 per square foot, easily exceeding the previous Baltimore record established when 100 E. Pratt Street was sold for $316 per square foot in 2005. But the sale represents much more than a one-time milestone. It reveals much about Baltimore's economic future, and the news is shockingly positive.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
Jacob D. "Jake" Hornstein, who practiced law in Baltimore for 67 years, died Feb. 8 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of severe brain trauma after a fall. He was 92. "He was a fine gentleman and was well-versed in the law. He was also very bright," said Sidney Schlachman, a partner in the firm of Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, who had known Mr. Hornstein for nearly 60 years. "He had a fine reputation with other attorneys, and anytime you can say he was a lawyer and a gentleman, that's saying something.
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Jacques Kelly | June 6, 2014
If you want to learn the history and habits of a Baltimore neighborhood, just spend part of a weekend on a community walking tour. Residents open their homes and gardens for a peek at what is normally locked and bolted. I am often startled by the sophistication and variety of what people cultivate in tight garden spaces. I also like the relativity I encounter here. These are personality gardens designed by people who tailor spaces for comfort and privacy. They understand the demands a Baltimore summer makes on city living and come up with some amazing responses.
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Jacques Kelly | November 29, 2013
Whether it's called the David Bachrach House or the Gertrude Stein House makes no difference to me. This Reservoir Hill landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has finally achieved a striking, permanent restoration. It languished in ruins for decades and faced a dubious future, despite its remarkable pedigree. Just this month, its final group of new residents moved into what has re-emerged as a Linden Avenue Victorian showcase, a charming reminder of what would have been a breeze-filled suburban cottage surrounded by fields near Druid Hill Park.
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Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
You'll know you have arrived at John Waters' Christmas party when you see the wreath of thorns. Ricky the doorman - he's worked this party for 25 years - will not let you past the heavy wooden door unless your name is on the list. You might be able to bring a plus-one. But only one. Waters does not like strangers snooping around his home in Tuscany-Canterbury. Politicians, actors, old neighbors from Reservoir Hill, childhood friends from Lutherville, sexy bartenders and waiters and party kids are on the list.
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