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By Jennifer Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | March 18, 1999
If the wind blows hard enough, the heavy red shingles atop the West Arlington Water Tower have been known to slip from their century-old settings and drop to the ground like shards of glass.The tower's roof has a gaping hole, and city records show little work has been done to maintain the beige brick structure since its construction from 1897 to 1899.That is until last week, when the Department of Public Works sent engineers to evaluate the 95-foot-tall tower, which has been unused since the 1930s.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
A man was shot in Northwest Baltimore and took himself to a hospital early Friday morning for treatment of injuries that aren't believed to be life threatening, police said. Police went to the hospital shortly after 1 a.m. to speak with the victim, who was shot in his chest and right calf. Investigators believe he was shot in the 5300 block of Wabash Ave., on the border of the West Arlington and Woodmere neighborhoods. The man was treated and released from the hospital. Police released no information on a possible motive or suspects, and said anyone with information can call detectives at 410-396-2466.
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By Charles Belfoure and Charles Belfoure,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 19, 2000
The 120-foot water tower on Oakford Avenue has been the symbol of West Arlington for 101 years, but after a planned $3.5 million renovation, it might take on a new significance for the community. On the same site as the refurbished brick-and-marble tower, a planetarium and multipurpose center is to serve as an urban classroom for neighborhood youth. "It will motivate African-American youngsters to consider going into engineering, mathematics and related science fields," said Charles Griffin, president of West Arlington Improvement Association of Baltimore City Inc. While the number of blacks attending college has increased over the past 20 years, the percentage majoring in these fields has not changed, said Griffin, whose association received a $100,000 state grant for the project.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
A man was shot in Northwest Baltimore and took himself to a hospital early Friday morning for treatment of injuries that aren't believed to be life threatening, police said. Police went to the hospital shortly after 1 a.m. to speak with the victim, who was shot in his chest and right calf. Investigators believe he was shot in the 5300 block of Wabash Ave., on the border of the West Arlington and Woodmere neighborhoods. The man was treated and released from the hospital. Police released no information on a possible motive or suspects, and said anyone with information can call detectives at 410-396-2466.
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By Reginald Fields and Reginald Fields,SUN STAFF | April 29, 2003
A West Baltimore neighborhood group's dream of transforming an obsolete 19th-century water tower into a useful educational tool for children received a big boost yesterday from a high place - Congress. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, of Baltimore, presented the West Arlington Improvement Association of Baltimore City Inc. with a $436,950 grant - money that is meant to jump-start the reconstruction effort. Plans for the $4 million project include transforming the defunct 120-foot West Arlington water tower into a planetarium and building a youth center at its base.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Police identified the woman found dead behind a West Arlington home on Tuesday as Ina Jenkins, 35. Jenkins' body was found in the 4000 block of Penhurst Ave. by a neighbor, who called police around 2:30 p.m. An autopsy determined that Jenkins' death was caused by "blunt force trauma" to her body. Homicide detectives will continue to investigate. Anyone with information may call 410-396-2100. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
A man was shot in Northwest Baltimore and took himself to a hospital early Friday morning for treatment of injuries that aren't believed to be life threatening, police said. Police went to the hospital shortly after 1 a.m. to speak with the victim, who was shot in his chest and right calf. Investigators believe he was shot in the 5300 block of Wabash Ave., on the border of the West Arlington and Woodmere neighborhoods. The man was treated and released from the hospital. Police released no information on a possible motive or suspects, and said anyone with information can call detectives at 410-396-2466.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
A man was shot in Northwest Baltimore and took himself to a hospital early Friday morning for treatment of injuries that aren't believed to be life threatening, police said. Police went to the hospital shortly after 1 a.m. to speak with the victim, who was shot in his chest and right calf. Investigators believe he was shot in the 5300 block of Wabash Ave., on the border of the West Arlington and Woodmere neighborhoods. The man was treated and released from the hospital. Police released no information on a possible motive or suspects, and said anyone with information can call detectives at 410-396-2466.
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March 2, 2005
Katherine H. Jewell, a retired Baltimore elementary school teacher and antiques collector, died in her sleep Thursday at Brightwood Center in Lutherville. She was 95. The former Katherine Hoffman was born in Baltimore and raised in Arlington. She was a 1927 graduate of Forest Park High School and earned her teaching certificate in 1929 from what was then Towson State Normal School. She started teaching in 1929 at Arlington Elementary School, and later was assigned to the old Bolton Hill Elementary.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,brent.jones@baltsun.com | August 5, 2009
Officials from the nation's largest organization representing emergency medical personnel said mistakenly declaring a victim dead - as was the case in Northwest Baltimore this weekend - is rare but not unheard of. Jerry Johnston, the immediate past president of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, said statistics are not kept on the number of these incidents, but he is aware of cases in which someone was initially declared dead,...
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Police identified the woman found dead behind a West Arlington home on Tuesday as Ina Jenkins, 35. Jenkins' body was found in the 4000 block of Penhurst Ave. by a neighbor, who called police around 2:30 p.m. An autopsy determined that Jenkins' death was caused by "blunt force trauma" to her body. Homicide detectives will continue to investigate. Anyone with information may call 410-396-2100. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Carrie Wells and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
Detectives are investigating a homicide in Northwest Baltimore, police said. Police said a man was found dead in the 4500 block of Fernhill Ave., in the West Arlington neighborhood. Officers found his body at about 11:55 a.m. in a rear alley of Fernhill Avenue. The victim appeared to have some type of trauma to his head, police said. "At this time, investigators are unable to determine how the victim died," police spokesman Det. Jeremy Silbert said in a statement. "The victim will be transported to the Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy.
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Jacques Kelly | May 17, 2013
Roaming the streets that encircle Pimlico Race Course , I discovered so many places that I had trouble going back to the same locale twice. Outer Northwest Baltimore is a fascinating, at times geographically bewildering, place. When the Maryland Jockey Club members built Pimlico, they must have been thinking big and distant. It was a gallop from Druid Hill Park, and if you didn't own a carriage, you would have needed a ticket on the Western Maryland Railway to spend a day at the races.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,brent.jones@baltsun.com | August 5, 2009
Officials from the nation's largest organization representing emergency medical personnel said mistakenly declaring a victim dead - as was the case in Northwest Baltimore this weekend - is rare but not unheard of. Jerry Johnston, the immediate past president of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, said statistics are not kept on the number of these incidents, but he is aware of cases in which someone was initially declared dead,...
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March 2, 2005
Katherine H. Jewell, a retired Baltimore elementary school teacher and antiques collector, died in her sleep Thursday at Brightwood Center in Lutherville. She was 95. The former Katherine Hoffman was born in Baltimore and raised in Arlington. She was a 1927 graduate of Forest Park High School and earned her teaching certificate in 1929 from what was then Towson State Normal School. She started teaching in 1929 at Arlington Elementary School, and later was assigned to the old Bolton Hill Elementary.
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By Reginald Fields and Reginald Fields,SUN STAFF | April 29, 2003
A West Baltimore neighborhood group's dream of transforming an obsolete 19th-century water tower into a useful educational tool for children received a big boost yesterday from a high place - Congress. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, of Baltimore, presented the West Arlington Improvement Association of Baltimore City Inc. with a $436,950 grant - money that is meant to jump-start the reconstruction effort. Plans for the $4 million project include transforming the defunct 120-foot West Arlington water tower into a planetarium and building a youth center at its base.
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By Carrie Wells and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
Detectives are investigating a homicide in Northwest Baltimore, police said. Police said a man was found dead in the 4500 block of Fernhill Ave., in the West Arlington neighborhood. Officers found his body at about 11:55 a.m. in a rear alley of Fernhill Avenue. The victim appeared to have some type of trauma to his head, police said. "At this time, investigators are unable to determine how the victim died," police spokesman Det. Jeremy Silbert said in a statement. "The victim will be transported to the Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy.
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By Charles Belfoure and Charles Belfoure,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 19, 2000
The 120-foot water tower on Oakford Avenue has been the symbol of West Arlington for 101 years, but after a planned $3.5 million renovation, it might take on a new significance for the community. On the same site as the refurbished brick-and-marble tower, a planetarium and multipurpose center is to serve as an urban classroom for neighborhood youth. "It will motivate African-American youngsters to consider going into engineering, mathematics and related science fields," said Charles Griffin, president of West Arlington Improvement Association of Baltimore City Inc. While the number of blacks attending college has increased over the past 20 years, the percentage majoring in these fields has not changed, said Griffin, whose association received a $100,000 state grant for the project.
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