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November 27, 2002
THE CHARACTER of the Falls Road corridor from Cross Keys to Mount Washington and north to Bare Hills has become a mecca for change. When I first arrived in Baltimore in the early 1960s, we rented a house in Mount Washington. The village then was a collection of shabby frame homes with a small A&P where the locals shopped. A year later we bought an old barn-red pile on Falls Road above Poly-Western in Roland Park. It was bucolic at the time since Cross Keys did not exist and from our front porch we looked out on part of the Baltimore Country Club's golf course.
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By Dennis Hockman, ChesapeakeHome | December 10, 2010
Christmas decor can be as elaborate as the kitsch-meets-Vegas display on 34th Street and as simple as a wreath on the door — or, perhaps, nothing at all. Sande Riesett's hectic end-of-year schedule as an independent marketer often results in Decembers that come and go with few of the season's festive embellishments. Not this year. When the Baltimore Symphony Associates asked about featuring her Brooklandville home on the 2010 Symphony Homes for the Holidays tour, Riesett saw a benefit in the prospect of thousands of people touring her house.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | April 23, 1996
Woodmoor Shopping Center on Liberty Road is not considered a high-crime area, and residents from surrounding communities celebrated the opening of a Citizens-on-Patrol center there yesterday to keep it that way.The second-floor patrol center, which includes a police substation, takes up a 900-square-foot office -- a remodeled dental office leased to community organizations for $1 a year by Honolulu Ltd., which owns the Woodmoor and nearby Liberty Crest shopping...
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By Childs Walker | childs.walker@baltsun.com | March 21, 2010
In hopes of improving quality of life in the neighborhoods around it, Loyola University Maryland has begun a series of one-on-one sessions with community leaders and residents to solicit ideas for how students and faculty members can help revitalize the nearby York Road corridor. "Rather than have us suppose or assume what the community needs or wants, we figured we should ask them," said Terrence Sawyer, Loyola's vice president for administration. More than 30 Loyola students, administrators and professors received training from American Friends, a consultant that has helped run community listening projects in Baltimore and Philadelphia.
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By Jay Merwin and Jay Merwin,Evening Sun Staff | October 18, 1991
Black leaders in Baltimore County are rejecting a plan to create a black-majority legislative sub-district along the Liberty Road corridor, instead putting forward a plan to create two such districts.Col. James R. Pennington, president of the county chapter of the NAACP, said his group would present its plan in Annapolis today for two black sub-districts along Liberty Road, west of the city line.Since the last redistricting in 1980, the black population has increased to about 40 percent of the total population of the Liberty Road corridor , the highest concentration of blacks in the county.
NEWS
November 5, 1997
DEPENDING ON who you are, the Parks Heights Avenue-Reisterstown Road corridor is either bathed in a nostalgic glow or is defined by the harsh realities of crime and grime. A turn-of-the-century "streetcar neighborhood," the area experienced rapid racial change in the 1950s and 1960s, followed by the loss of its middle-class social glue in a flight to the suburbs.Despite sporadic city efforts over three decades, nothing has managed to arrest the deterioration of the area that is home to about 17,000 Baltimoreans.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | June 23, 1993
Rising crime and a high incidence of traffic accidents in the Liberty Road corridor have spurred Baltimore County police and the Motor Vehicle Administration to launch a 10 1/2 -week joint program of intensive enforcement in the area.Starting Monday, about 40 additional county officers and MVA personnel are being deployed along Liberty Road to deter crime and to nab speeding motorists and those violating other traffic and vehicle registration laws."Our ultimate goal is to make the Liberty Road corridor a safer place in which to travel, live, work and shop," said county police Chief Cornelius J. Behan.
NEWS
April 28, 1991
It took countless protests, court hearings and passage of two new statutes, including an emergency state measure that prohibited patrons from bringing their own liquor to the controversial Body Talk nude bar. Finally, late last week the owner of the Rockdale strip-tease bar struck a deal, pledging to phase out nude dancers by July 10. After that, the premises of his "club" in the 8100 block of Liberty Road are to revert to a pool hall.This is a victory for the Liberty Road communities which fought Body Talk.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff Writer | November 11, 1994
With a two-year campaign behind him, 3rd District County Councilman-elect Thomas Redmond is looking forward to getting to work and making good on his campaign promises.Crowded schools and congested roads were the issues that defined the race between Mr. Redmond, the owner of a towing and auto parts company, and the Republican incumbent, Carl G. "Dutch" Holland.Waivers to the adequate-facilities law granted to developers in recent years allowed construction of houses even though the roads and schools were at or near capacity.
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By Donald P. Hutchinson | November 2, 2000
BEYOND THE POLITICS, the posturing, the hyperbole and the emotion that has accompanied the debate over neighborhood revitalization in Baltimore County, there remains one central question: How can the county halt the spread of urban decline and, in the process, ensure a superior quality of life for all of its citizens in the coming decades? Putting aside for a moment the issue of eminent domain, Baltimore County's proposed specific neighborhood renewal projects in Dundalk, Essex and in the Liberty Road corridor -- and the broader revitalization plans they support -- are well conceived.
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By Arthur Hirsch | November 14, 2009
The long and unconventional life of Charlie Barber ended quietly a week ago in his room at Stella Maris in Timonium. Although disinclined in life to ask for much at all, the soft-spoken man had asked for a glass of water, received it and soon after slipped away. He was by some accounts in his late 90s, by others more than 100. This biographical detail, along with others, remains vague. Homeless but not homeless, a presence in the lives of many people while not tied to family, occupation or property, Mr. Barber lived from one moment to the next, taking what fate brought his way. It could be a breakfast, then another breakfast the same day, several lunches strung together in an afternoon or a free drink or meal offered by a restaurateur.
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By DAN RODRICKS | September 13, 2009
Heber Brown III, a young pastor from the York Road corridor, could not get to his mother's house on Radnor Road on Thursday night because, at 8:45, Radnor Road became a crime scene. Three men had been shot there, and by 9:15 police officers and detectives with flashlights were all over the place. So Mr. Brown, in a T-shirt and jeans, stood with me on York Road, behind the long streams of yellow police tape slung between street lamps. Mr. Brown, one of the rising leaders in Baltimore's faith community, came from his home a few blocks away with business cards giving his phone number at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.
NEWS
November 27, 2002
THE CHARACTER of the Falls Road corridor from Cross Keys to Mount Washington and north to Bare Hills has become a mecca for change. When I first arrived in Baltimore in the early 1960s, we rented a house in Mount Washington. The village then was a collection of shabby frame homes with a small A&P where the locals shopped. A year later we bought an old barn-red pile on Falls Road above Poly-Western in Roland Park. It was bucolic at the time since Cross Keys did not exist and from our front porch we looked out on part of the Baltimore Country Club's golf course.
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By Donald P. Hutchinson | November 2, 2000
BEYOND THE POLITICS, the posturing, the hyperbole and the emotion that has accompanied the debate over neighborhood revitalization in Baltimore County, there remains one central question: How can the county halt the spread of urban decline and, in the process, ensure a superior quality of life for all of its citizens in the coming decades? Putting aside for a moment the issue of eminent domain, Baltimore County's proposed specific neighborhood renewal projects in Dundalk, Essex and in the Liberty Road corridor -- and the broader revitalization plans they support -- are well conceived.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1999
County and state officials will join Randallstown residents tomorrow to celebrate completion of the first phase of a $1.1 million Liberty Road streetscape project -- one of several efforts to improve the appearance of older Baltimore County communities.Ella White Campbell, executive director of the Liberty Road Community Council, said improvements to the facade of Liberty Court Shopping Center and the streets around it give a boost to the neighborhood."Liberty Road sets the tone for the community," Campbell said.
NEWS
November 5, 1997
DEPENDING ON who you are, the Parks Heights Avenue-Reisterstown Road corridor is either bathed in a nostalgic glow or is defined by the harsh realities of crime and grime. A turn-of-the-century "streetcar neighborhood," the area experienced rapid racial change in the 1950s and 1960s, followed by the loss of its middle-class social glue in a flight to the suburbs.Despite sporadic city efforts over three decades, nothing has managed to arrest the deterioration of the area that is home to about 17,000 Baltimoreans.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | June 30, 1997
A 17-year-old effort to spruce up the Liberty Road corridor in Baltimore County finally might see results this year, if community activists and politicians succeed in a rigorous planning strategy now formally under way.Conceived in 1980, the Liberty Action Plan is intended to rejuvenate the 9-mile commercial and residential corridor that stretches from the city line to Deer Park Road.The latest push calls for county officials in public works, economic development, parks and other departments to spend six months focusing on three major areas: commercial revitalization, rental housing, and youth and recreational programs.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1999
County and state officials will join Randallstown residents tomorrow to celebrate completion of the first phase of a $1.1 million Liberty Road streetscape project -- one of several efforts to improve the appearance of older Baltimore County communities.Ella White Campbell, executive director of the Liberty Road Community Council, said improvements to the facade of Liberty Court Shopping Center and the streets around it give a boost to the neighborhood."Liberty Road sets the tone for the community," Campbell said.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1997
A Pep Boys supercenter is coming to Harford Road with a plan to tear down the quaint Bond Lumber Co. building there, despite a struggle by some neighbors to save the building.With city permits in hand, a company spokesman said groundbreaking is set for Monday. He said the auto service and parts store will occupy 18,200 square feet and is to open in January as one of five Pep Boys stores in Baltimore.Legal appeals to halt construction led by local resident Richard Dowd, a 32-year-old graphic designer, have been unsuccessful.
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