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!
December 22, 2015

The Urbanite Returns

After nine years of wonderful, free reporting, the Urbanite ceased publication in 2012. But in the aftermath of last spring’s civil unrest, members of the staff reconvened to produce a special issue, that seeks to transcend the negative images […]
December 22, 2015

Consider Getting Water Line Insurance This Winter

Councilman Eric Costello encourages Bolton Hill residents to consider obtaining HomeServe insurance to cover your home’s external water service and sewer service lines this winter. Baltimore City homeowners are responsible for the maintenance and repair of their external water and […]
December 22, 2015

Bolton Hiller Searches for the Origins of the Universe

Toby Marriage, a professor of physics and astronomy at JHU, along with the rest of his research team, has designed and built a telescope that looks into deep space at what is known as the cosmic microwave background, the oldest […]
November 1, 2015

Madison Park North Redevelopment

The Madison Park North Apartments property, located on the north side of North Avenue just west of Park Ave., has been a locus for crime and violence for decades. After years of negotiations involving Baltimore Housing […]
November 1, 2015

B&P Tunnel Project Update

At October’s MRIA meeting, Councilman Costello shared the recent decision that the option for the B&P Tunnel Project to tunnel under Bolton Hill has been eliminated. The current tunnel under Bolton Hill is antiquated and can’t handle […]
November 1, 2015

Festival Gratitude

By Louie Wilder We were favored with a beautiful, sunny fall day for this year’s Festival on the Hill. That, plus all the great neighborhood support and attendance, made for one of the best Festivals ever. […]