March 30, 2018

Christine Ladd-Franklin, a Scientist from Bolton Hill

By Jean Lee Cole Bolton Hill has a charming tradition of placing round blue plaques on the façades of homes that were once graced by historic figures. Right now, only two of the 22 plaques honor […]
March 29, 2018

Little Leaves Nurtures with Knowledge

Druid Hill Park and the Rawlings Conservatory provide an oasis of life that can be used to nurture seeds of change.  Developed by the Education Committee of the Friends of Druid Hill Park and the staff […]
March 2, 2018

Windows Into My Soul: A Home Improvement Saga

By Robert Bunch Anne Marie and I bought the residence known as the Mathias House (221 W. Lafayette) in September 2012. We knew it was going to be the biggest restoration project we had ever undertaken. […]
March 2, 2018

Big Crowd Celebrates Black History Month at Party with a Purpose

On the afternoon of Sunday, February 22, some 75 people attended the Second Annual Black History Month Party with a Purpose hosted by MRIA’s Social Action Task Force. The crowd’s generosity made this the SATF’s most […]
March 2, 2018

News in Brief

Don’t Forget to Renew Your Parking Permits Parking permits need to be renewed this month. Find the details here.  Chili Fundraiser Recap A seasonal ice storm in the hours leading up to Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle’s 3rd […]
March 2, 2018

State Center Getting Back on Track?

At February’s MRIA Board Meeting, Bolton Hill resident and State Center Alliance President John Kyle related the twelve-plus-years-long saga of efforts to redevelop the State Center area. A few years ago, the redevelopment project was at […]
March 2, 2018

Helping with Homelessness

By Susan DuMont Mendicant: [men-di-kuh nt] adjective 1. begging; practicing begging; living on alms. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of a beggar. noun 3. a person who lives by begging; beggar. 4. a member of any of several […]
March 2, 2018

Kappa Alpha Psi Cuts Ribbon for KYCC

On January 27, the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Metropolitan Baltimore hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Kappa Youth and Community Center (KYCC) to honor the donors to the KYCC Renovation Project. The center houses […]
March 2, 2018

Our Neighborhood Postman Angus Smith

By Peter Van Buren I always enjoy seeing our mailman, Angus Smith. With his ready smile, he seems genuinely happy making his rounds, whatever the weather. Recently, he told me he started working for the postal […]