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By Antero Pietila | February 17, 1996
AS YOGI BERRA said, ''It's deja vu all over again.'' About 25 years after the city launched the ''largest redevelopment project we've ever seen'' -- as then-housing commissioner M. Jay Brodie put it -- the Upton area is struggling.Pennsylvania Avenue itself, from North Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, looks shaky but not necessarily doomed. Providence Baptist Church is building an annex to its sanctuary; plans are under way to reconstruct Lafayette Market.But traverse just a block east or west of The Avenue and conditions worsen.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating whether officers used excessive force in the arrest of a pair of West Baltimore brothers Sunday, the department said. Officers say that one man punched an officer as the two resisted arrest, while witnesses alleged that officers used unnecessary force in detaining the men following a dirt bike crash in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. Charles Peters had just crashed his dirt bike into a tree on Laurens Street at about 1 p.m. when police arrived.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2011
City police have identified a man who was shot Wednesday afternoon in West Baltimore and later died of his injuries. An officer responded about 3 p.m. to a call for a shooting at North Calhoun and Laurens streets, in the Sandtown-Winchester community, and found the victim, identified as Kareem Randall. A medical crew took Randall to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:48 p.m., police said. liz.kay@baltsun.com Twitter.com/lfkay
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
There were 71 robberies reported across Baltimore by police for the week ending Aug. 16, a 20 percent increase over the previous week. The robberies appeared to be concentrated in the northern areas of the city - 14 occurred in the Northeastern District, 12 happened in the Northwestern District, and 10 were reported in the Northern District. The city has nine police districts. The 71 robberies were an increase from 58 reported robberies the previous week, though it was down compared with the same week last year when 84 robberies were reported, according to the Police Department's weekly Comstat data.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2013
Baltimore police reported that a man was shot in the face in Sandtown-Winchester on Saturday night. The shooting was reported about 9 p.m. in the 1800 block of Presbury Street, police said via Twitter. The area is northwest of downtown. The victim was taken to an area hospital, police said. He was described as a black man in his mid-20s. Detectives were notified, police said. No other details were immediately available. sdance@baltsun.com twitter.com/ssdance
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday approved a deal to turn 75 vacant lots in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood into a large urban farm. In a five-year deal, the Board of Estimates approved a $100 yearly lease to a partnership of two organizations - Strength to Love II and Big City Farms - for use of 75 properties in the 1800 blocks of Lorman and Kavanaugh streets for a 1.5-acre farm. "They're setting out to find farmers who are willing to work on city-owned vacant land," Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.
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March 27, 1992
Can Sandtown-Winchester be turned around?This 72-square-block area bounded by Monroe Street, North Avenue and by Pennsylvania, Fremont and Lafayette avenues is one of the city's poorest neighborhoods. Once a stable neighborhood, it has steadily deteriorated over the years. It now has all the problems of an inner-city area -- drug-dealing, vacant and boarded-up houses and massive unemployment. Yet Sandtown-Winchester is home to 12,000 people, many of whom want to continue to live there.At a time of declining federal grants and budget crunches at state and local levels, Sandtown-Winchester is the site of an ambitious improvement effort that joins governments with private organizations.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2012
Responding to a 4 a.m. emergency call, police found a 24-year-old man stabbed multiple times in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore. Thomas Rawlings, whose last known address was the 1800 block of N. Fulton Ave. where he was found, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:36 a.m., Baltimore police Det. Vernon Davis said. Police have no motives or suspect in the slaying.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
A man was shot in the face in West Baltimore's Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood Thursday evening, police said. The shooting occurred in the 1300 block of N. Stockton Street. The victim checked himself into an area hospital, where he was receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to the face late Thursday, officers said. The incident took place minutes after an armed robbery of the UPS Customer Center in Southeast Baltimore. Around 8:45 p.m., two people entered the business in the 6500 block of Quad Ave. in the Pulaski Industrial Area and took an "unknown amount of property" from the business, police said.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Baltimore's new curfew - among the strictest in the country - takes effect Friday amid mixed reaction, with some parents saying it could help keep youths safe and experts noting that there's no evidence that it will. Police will begin taking children out too late without supervision to one of two curfew centers, where they will be evaluated and their families connected to services. "The primary goal of all of this is to make sure young people who may be in challenging situations late at night are able to get home safely," said Kevin Harris, a spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
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By Thomas Neas, The Baltimore Sun and By Thomas Neas, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2014
If you're worried about auto theft, parking in the Cedarcroft neighborhood in February might be the safest spot in the entire city - but be wary if you need to park in Frankford in July. In any large city, auto theft is a persistent problem, and in Baltimore, nearly 4,000 vehicles are stolen each year. According to the recovery systems producer LoJack, Maryland ranks seventh in the nation in vehicle thefts and recoveries, and certain trends become more apparent in thecity's crime data.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Two people were shot Tuesday, one of them fatally, bringing the city's tally to four shootings in 24 hours, Baltimore police said. Jamal Ross, 32, of the 1500 block of Bentalou Street, died after he was shot several times at North Bentalou Street and Windsor Avenue near Coppin State University in Mondawmin just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. Homicide detectives are investigating, and anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100. About 20 minutes earlier, officers found a 33-year-old man shot in the hip in the 800 block of N. Belnord Ave. in East Baltimore, police said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Three people were shot in separate incidents in Baltimore Monday, police said. Officers found a man shot in the face at the intersection of East Federal Street and Erdman Avenue, in Orchard Ridge just before 10 p.m., police said. Anyone with information may call Northeast District detectives at 410-396-2444. Another man walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound to his elbow about the same time, and detectives have not determined where that incident happened. In West Baltimore about 7:15, police found a man 21-year-old man shot in the leg in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.
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By Justin Fenton and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
Baltimore homicide detectives were investigating two killings late Sunday night and a third that occurred Monday, while two other people were reported shot and wounded. The violence continued a recent uptick for the city, with four people killed over the weekend and May concluding with 23 homicides. The previous three months, February, March and April, recorded a total of 30 killings, and for the year police statistics show violent crime remains down nearly 20 percent. Only one of the victims from Sunday night or Monday was identified by police, who did not provide possible motives or detailed accounts of the incidents.
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By Pamela Wood and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2014
A man is dead and a woman is in critical condition following a multi-car crash at the intersection of North Fulton Avenue and Presstman Street in Baltimore on Sunday morning, Baltimore police said. Monday morning, police identified the man who died as Tevin Ridgely Hall, 26, of the 500 Block of Sanford Place. The four-car crash at the intersection in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood occurred at 11:32 a.m. Sunday, according to police. Police said an Acura TL sedan hit a Mercury Marquis, killing the Mercury's driver and critically injuring a woman in the passenger seat.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2014
Jeffrey A. Paige, who served West Baltimore neighborhoods in the House of Delegates, died of complications of open-heart surgery Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Irvington resident was 57. He was a member of the House of Delegates from early 1999 to January 2007 and represented the 44th District, an area from Morrell Park to Druid Hill Park. Born in Baltimore and raised in Sandtown-Winchester, he was the son of Baltimore City Council member and chief Liquor Board inspector Sterling A. Paige and Josephine Marie Robinson Paige, a city Health Department worker.
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