August 24, 2009
Water main break floods W. Saratoga St. A water main break Sunday afternoon in the 600 block of West Saratoga Street heavily damaged the north side of the street, said Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for the city's Department or Public Works. He said the 40-inch wide transmission main ruptured about 1 p.m., closing West Saratoga west of Greene Street. The force of the break raised the street about 8 to 10 inches and created an enormous hole. Kocher said residences and businesses may experience low water pressure and temporary outages.
August 11, 2009
On Saturday, August 8th, 2009, Mrs. Anna M. Urbanas Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 from 5-9:00 PM in HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue, Baltimore, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 at 10:00 AM in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 114 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Interment will follow in Loudon Park Cemetery.
August 7, 2009
Verna Catherine Miller, who spent 53 years at the old Hutzler's department store selling dresses, died of heart disease July 31 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The former Patterson Park area resident was 91. Born in a Luzerne Avenue rowhouse, where she lived for more than 80 years, she attended St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parochial School and attended the old Seton High School on Charles Street. When her father died in 1934, she left school to help support her mother and four younger siblings.
August 6, 2009
Eager to see construction begin on a controversial "robotic" garage and apartment project planned for West Saratoga Street, the building's developer has agreed to let a mural be painted on two sides, and Baltimore's planning department has offered to help secure funding for it. Developer David Hillman of Southern Management Corp. in Vienna, Va., is working with the planning department and Baltimore's Office of Promotion and the Arts to select an artist to create the mural on the west and north sides of a 402-space, 80-foot-high garage that he wants to build at 18 W. Saratoga St. One possible subject of the mural is university and hospital founder Johns Hopkins, who owned a house that once stood where the garage would rise.
April 28, 2009
On August 18, 2007, ROBERT E. ROBERTSON. A memorial service will be held at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Charles and Saratoga Streets on April 28 at 2 P.M.
March 5, 2009
On March 3, 2009, PHILUSTER KEARNEY, JR.; loving and devoted husband of Carrie Kearney. On Friday, friends may call Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services, 4905 York Road, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 8 P.M. On Saturday, services will be held at Timothy Baptist Church, 1214 W. Saratoga Street, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 A.M with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 433-7500.