Bolton Hill Notes

Calling for Bolton Hill photos!

Do you have digital photos of people, events, parks, or architecture around Bolton Hill?  Your photos would be wonderful to see on the Bolton Hill website!  Keep in mind that photo credits will not be possible and no guarantee that your photos will be used.  Group photos of people are preferred; photos of individuals will not be posted without consent.  The higher the photo resolution, the better.  Upload your photos here.

New book highlights images of old west Baltimore 

The author of a new book documenting the history of Old West Baltimore will talk about his book at a Zoom meeting of the Baltimore Historical Society that is open to the public.

Philip J. Merrill will talk about Images of America: Old West Baltimore (Arcadia Publishing, 2020), which commemorates the nation’s largest registered African American historic district on Thursday (Jan. 21) at 7 p.m.  To register and get the link, send an email to

Merrill is an archivist who has collected over 30,000 artifacts, including photographs, rare books, folk art, documentaries, music, dolls, furniture, and quilts from the period in which the City of Baltimore was rigidly segregated.  Merrill was a member of the Chesapeake Collectibles appraiser team on Maryland Public Television for eight seasons and a Black Americana specialist on Antiques Roadshow for six seasons. 

DPW calendar is “in the mail”

Missing your 2021  calendar that usually arrives each December?  

According to the Department of Public Works, it was mailed before the holidays and should arrive any day now.  But it is no secret that the city’s US Postal Service deliveries have been derailed by staff and equipment cuts, national management upheavals and coronavirus cases.  The calendar provides a wealth of important information — dates and times for scheduled DPW services, holiday closures and upcoming public events.  

The calendar also contains schedule information for mechanical street sweeping, dates and locations for hazardous waste drop-off days and shredding events with discount recycle bin sales.  The calendar is free.  Residents who have not received a calendar within the next two weeks should call 311 to request one.

Residential recycling should resume Jan. 19

Mayor Scott has announced that the city’s curbside recycling collections, suspended since August because of manpower turnover associated with COVID-19 infections, are scheduled to resume next week.  A DPW spokesman added that previous pickup schedules will return, so recycling day will once again be Friday in Bolton Hill.


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