January 29, 2016

Linden Park Apartments Update

The team renovating the Linden Park Apartments reports good news for 2016: the transformation of the building will soon be complete. As construction winds down, the process of putting things back together and sprucing up the […]
January 29, 2016

Oh yeah. It snowed.

On January 23, Baltimore experienced its biggest snowstorm in recorded history: 29.5″ recorded at BWI Airport. Bolton Hill resident Barbara Cates recorded a video on the morning of January 24, showing a Maryland National Guard Humvee getting stuck […]
January 29, 2016

Bolton Hill Garden Club Winter Champagne Brunch: All that Glitters is Gold

This year’s winter champagne brunch at the Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park, hosted by the Bolton Hill Garden Club, brought club members to the airy reception room at the Conservatory on Saturday, January 16. This […]
January 29, 2016

A Duty to Serve: Samaritan Community's Jim Larsen

As an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard for more than 20 years, Samaritan Community volunteer Jim Larson has built a career on helping others. Whether it’s teaching law enforcement, directing port operations, or serving […]
December 31, 2015

Street Light Survey Gets Results

by Sally Maulsby Thanks to the many Bolton Hill residents who helped MRIA with their recent Lighting Survey to inventory our neighborhood street lights. The survey identified 18 street lights that were out or needed attention. […]
December 31, 2015

What’s Going On at Strawbridge Church?

by Darma Kamenetz, photos by Kellie Welborn You may have noticed activity of late around the former Strawbridge Methodist Church at the corner of Park Avenue and Wilson St. Yes, it’s true–it’s finally being restored. Bolton Hill […]
December 31, 2015

Civil Rights Landmark Demolished in Marble Hill

The unassuming brick townhouse at 1234 Druid Hill Ave. (at the corner of Lanvale and Druid Hill Ave.) in Marble Hill, was demolished in November. Why should we care? Also known as Freedom House, the house was an […]
December 22, 2015

The Bulletin Is Moving Online

We’re going electronic in 2016. Beginning early next year, the Bolton Hill Bulletin will be delivered to all MRIA members as an e-newsletter, rather than as a PDF attached to an email. The e-newsletter will provide excerpt/summaries of […]
December 22, 2015

Neighborhood Safety Updates

November’s MRIA meeting, with the help of Councilman Eric Costello, generated a number of ideas about improving safety in our neighborhood. Read the safety tips from Baltimore Police Department. See something, say something. Report suspicious activity to 911. Police Captain Jones said that our neighborhood has a noticeably low number of 911 calls. When calling, give as specific a description as possible about the location, the activity and the people involved. Simply ask that an officer respond to this suspicious activity. You will not be required to speak personally with the officer if you call to report suspicious activity. Join our walking patrols Monday and Thursday evenings at 8 pm. These patrols can expand to more evenings if enough people volunteer. If you have a video camera on the outside of your home, register it with the Baltimore CitiWatch Partnership. Video footage from your camera can help prosecute crime. Sign up for the Bolton Hill Electronic Network to stay informed. Simply send an email to BHEN to subscribe. Get involved. Residents cannot rely on arrests alone to feel safer. Jill Kingery and Barbara Klik of the Safety Committee are organizing Block Captains. Sally Maulsby is undertaking a lighting survey of the neighborhood. An MRIA subcommittee on youth is focusing on long-term interventions to deter crime. Contact MRIA if you would like to be a part of the solution!
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