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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
A man was shot in the Union Square neighborhood in South Baltimore Sunday night, police said. Police said the shooting occurred just before 10:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Hollins St. They did not release any details on the victim's condition, a suspect or a motive. Anyone with information may call Southern District Detectives at 410-396-2499. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
A man was shot in the Union Square neighborhood in South Baltimore Sunday night, police said. Police said the shooting occurred just before 10:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Hollins St. They did not release any details on the victim's condition, a suspect or a motive. Anyone with information may call Southern District Detectives at 410-396-2499. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Marilyn McCraven and Marilyn McCraven,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1997
For years, some Union Square residents have felt that their labors to preserve one of the city's most historic neighborhoods went unappreciated by much of the public.But recently those feelings have been replaced by the warm glow that comes from being recognized by Hollywood.Union Square's red-brick townhouses take on a storybook quality in the new movie, "Washington Square." The New York Times' review of the film praised Union Square's portrayal of the downtown Manhattan neighborhood of the movie's title.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
A man was shot multiple times in West Baltimore Tuesday night, police said. Officers responded to the shooting at 10:24 p.m. in the 300 block of N. Stricker St. in the Franklin Square neighborhood, police said. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition on Wednesday. Police did not identify a suspect or motive. Western district detectives are investigating, and anyone with information may call 410-396-2477. The incident took place less than a mile away from Union Square, where a man was shot in the lower back and buttocks about 11 p.m. Monday — one of four shootings that happened in the city in 24 hours.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 12, 1996
A 150-year-old Union Square townhouse used this summer in the movie "Washington Square" has sold for $174,000 -- complete with landscaping installed for the film.The buyers, Charlene Henry and Rebecca Henderson, moved from Bolton Hill to the 5,000-square-foot house in the 1400 block of Hollins St. in H. L. Mencken's old neighborhood.Jack and Duane Chadwick had owned the home for 11 years. They moved to a cooperative apartment on North Charles Street.The movie is an adaptation of a Henry James short story.
NEWS
December 7, 2006
At least seven people, several of them children, escaped a burning rowhouse in Baltimore's Union Square neighborhood yesterday morning. Three people suffered injuries and were treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman, said firefighters were called to the 1400 block of W. Pratt St. about 10 a.m. and found fire on the second and third floors of a three-story brick rowhouse. The spokesman said the house was occupied by a woman and at least six children and young adults.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik | September 25, 1997
Someday, if I live long enough, I know I am going to turn on my television set and see a Latino leading lady in a sitcom who is not one more variation on the very old and extra-stupid "hot" and "spicy" stereotype.But it won't be tonight with the debut of "Union Square" on NBC, starring Constance Marie as aspiring actress Gabriella Diaz. The NBC press kit itself describes "Gaby" as: "Extra Hot! She's a spicy Texan blend of fresh attitude and feisty spirit."Why didn't they take it one step further into dumb and call her "a Charo for the '90s"?
BUSINESS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | December 7, 2008
The front of the red-brick house facing Baltimore's Union Square Park has a familiar look. The exterior of the home, with white marble steps and 9-foot-tall windows, appeared in the 1997 movie Washington Square, an adaptation of the Henry James short novel. James wrote his story in 1880. The house, in the Union Square Historic District where the park and its environs were stand-ins for the New York neighborhood of the movie, dates to 1870. Inside, the Italianate-style home's first-floor ceilings are 13 feet high and adorned by large, decorative moldings.
FEATURES
By Linda Lowe Morris | June 9, 1991
It's not hard to look across the deep green grass to the turn-of-the-century brick and brownstone town houses of Union Square and imagine horse-drawn carriages where the cars are. And if you squint hard, you can almost see women in long hoopskirts strolling arm and arm with their beaux.But this Saturday you won't have to be squinting much at all to turn the clock back when the residents of neighborhood will be sponsoring the Union Square Victorian Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.This year's festival will be different from the neighborhood festivals that have been held in the square during the past few years, which were more like carnivals with rides and gambling.
BUSINESS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | October 19, 2008
Named for its two dominant old features, the Union Square-Hollins Market Historic District is known for the shady park across the street from H.L. Mencken's home as well as the oldest public market building in Baltimore that is still in use. These days, the community, which lies less than a mile from Camden Yards and has easy access to major roads, is diverse ethnically, in age, by income and by occupation. Its wide streets are lined with brick homes of varying sizes dating mostly from the mid-to-late 1800s, many retaining original decorative architecture.
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2013
In a quiet block in Southwest Baltimore, a warm wind blows plastic bags along a sidewalk. Boarded-up rowhomes line the streets. A pile of mattresses rests on a trash heap in someone's former backyard. A lonely placard reads, "Stop shooting - start living. " The images reflect the lost optimism of a neighborhood that lost more than 40,000 residents between 1980 and 2010. But a few yards down a side alley, there's a place with a different feel. Scores of locals sit chatting in a tree-shaded garden, their conversation mingling with the tinkle of wind chimes.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2012
A 47-year-old man died Sunday after he was stabbed near the corner of West Lombard Street and South Calhoun Street in Baltimore's Union Square neighborhood, according to city police. Det. Kevin Brown said officers were called to the intersection around 3:10 p.m. Sunday and found a man with a stab wound to the leg. According to Brown, the victim was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died of his wounds soon afterward. Brown said the man's identity has not been released, pending notification of family.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2011
Chris Taylor peered down the street at the house. It was a vacant. And it was a problem. He'd been getting calls for weeks about this property, about the teenagers hanging out there, the drug dealing and prostitution. He dialed a number, placed his cell phone against his ear, and began walking around the side of the building toward the alley. As Taylor's phone connected to the person on the other end, he saw a door open. A young man walked out and pulled his hoodie over his head, casting a shadow on his face.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton | justin.fenton@baltsun.com | January 22, 2010
Prosecutors have dropped charges against a community leader who was arrested and given a citation for impeding a police investigation. Chris Taylor, 33, president of the Union Square community association, was arrested Dec. 3 after police said he interfered with an investigation into an alleged sex crime involving a teenage girl, who ran down the street and asked Taylor to call 911. Critics said the case was a clear incident of overly aggressive...
BUSINESS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | December 7, 2008
The front of the red-brick house facing Baltimore's Union Square Park has a familiar look. The exterior of the home, with white marble steps and 9-foot-tall windows, appeared in the 1997 movie Washington Square, an adaptation of the Henry James short novel. James wrote his story in 1880. The house, in the Union Square Historic District where the park and its environs were stand-ins for the New York neighborhood of the movie, dates to 1870. Inside, the Italianate-style home's first-floor ceilings are 13 feet high and adorned by large, decorative moldings.
BUSINESS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | October 19, 2008
Named for its two dominant old features, the Union Square-Hollins Market Historic District is known for the shady park across the street from H.L. Mencken's home as well as the oldest public market building in Baltimore that is still in use. These days, the community, which lies less than a mile from Camden Yards and has easy access to major roads, is diverse ethnically, in age, by income and by occupation. Its wide streets are lined with brick homes of varying sizes dating mostly from the mid-to-late 1800s, many retaining original decorative architecture.
BUSINESS
By Deidre N. McCabe and Deidre N. McCabe,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1995
"Phenomenal houses," says John Scott, when asked what lures people to Union Square in West Baltimore. "You just can't beat the housing here, not for the price."Thirteen years ago, Mr. Scott decided to move from Towson into the city in search of a livelier neighborhood within walking distance of the Inner Harbor.He looked elsewhere but bought in Union Square, a close-knit neighborhood 10 blocks west of Martin Luther King Boulevard, because he found a 12-room, Victorian rowhouse for $43,000.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN REPORTER | December 10, 2007
Were it not for the Christmas Cookie Tour, Phyllis McKeen said she might never have moved to Union Square in 1985. She was relocating from New York City and fell in love with a park-front rowhouse on South Stricker Street. And she adored her would-be neighbors, including the Rahl family just a few doors down. Yesterday, 22 years after the first tour, more than 200 people stopped by the Rahls' house and about two dozen others to nibble cookies while admiring some of the city's most ornate homes.
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