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Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at the Age of 68

Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at the Age of 68

Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD-7) died Thursday morning at the age 68 due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges. Congressman Cummings’ district included Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods including Pigtown, Hollins Market, and Union Square, along with additional sections of Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County.

| October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Southwest Partnership Purchases Lord Baltimore Theatre, Looks to Create Cultural Arts Center

Southwest Partnership Purchases Lord Baltimore Theatre, Looks to Create Cultural Arts Center

The Southwest Partnership (SWP), a nonprofit that is a coalition of seven neighborhood associations and six anchor institutions in Southwest Baltimore, has purchased the former Lord Baltimore Theater at 1110 W. Baltimore St. in Hollins Market/Poppleton with hopes of bringing it back to life as a cultural arts and education center.

| October 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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How Neighbors in Union Square Purchased a Commercial Property to Control Its Future

How Neighbors in Union Square Purchased a Commercial Property to Control Its Future

A group of neighbors in Union Square who go by Place for Good People LLC, purchased a commercial property at 1301 Hollins St. in their neighborhood to make sure they controlled its future. The property was previously the home of Top Carry Out and began to attract “unwanted activity and drugs in recent years,” according to Thomas Hams of Place for Good People.

| September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Obituary: Kevin M Vaught, Sr. “ButterBean”

Obituary: Kevin M Vaught, Sr. “ButterBean”

Kevin was a Police Cadet  from 1981- 1983 followed by his dedicated service to the people of Baltimore as a Police Officer.  He retired in 2015.  During his time as a Policeman, Kevin made a substantial impact on the community and all he came in contact with.  He is notably remembered for earning the Award for Heroism with a “V” for valor, when he selflessly entered a burning building and rescued the occupants.

| June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Former South Baltimore Community Officer Kevin “ButterBean” Vaught Dies of Cancer at the Age of 57

Former South Baltimore Community Officer Kevin “ButterBean” Vaught Dies of Cancer at the Age of 57

Officer Kevin “ButterBean” Vaught was a popular fixture around South Baltimore during his 18 years working in the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Southern District. Officer ButterBean passed away on Thursday after a battle with stage four liver cancer at the age of 57. He was diagnosed with cancer in March 2018 and was undergoing treatments at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

| June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Sunday Concerts at Union Square Park Begin This Weekend

Sunday Concerts at Union Square Park Begin This Weekend

The “Sunday Sounds in the Park” concert series is taking place again this year at Union Square Park. The concerts take place from 4pm to 7pm on the last Sunday of the month from April through October. The concert series is a joint program of the Union Square Association and the SoWeBo Music Series.

| April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
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A Look at South Baltimore Real Estate Market Stats

A Look at South Baltimore Real Estate Market Stats

The following is an overview of the median real estate sale price over the past year for the different South Baltimore neighborhoods covered by Redfin. SouthBMore.com will take a look at these numbers every quarter.

| March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Video: Acting Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Michael S. Harrison Meets with Southern District

Video: Acting Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Michael S. Harrison Meets with Southern District

New Acting Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Commissioner Michael S. Harrison held a meet-and-greet with the Southern District last night at Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School. He introduced himself, listened to comments from community members, and took questions. 

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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First Phase of Hollins Market Redevelopment to Begin in March

First Phase of Hollins Market Redevelopment to Begin in March

War Horse Cities CDC will now limit its involvement to Phase 1 of the renovation, which will tackled the exterior of the building. BPMC will now take over the completion of the project and will continue to manage the market.

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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USPS Package Pickups Moved from South Baltimore to Brooklyn Curtis Bay

USPS Package Pickups Moved from South Baltimore to Brooklyn Curtis Bay

South Baltimore may have a new post office, but area residents will no longer be able to pickup certified/registered mail, hold mail, and packages in the neighborhood. The pickups will now take place at the Brooklyn Curtis Bay Post Office at 10 16th Ave. in Anne Arundel County.

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Pigtown and Union Square Now Eligible for Healthy Neighborhoods Renovation Grants and Rehab Loans

Pigtown and Union Square Now Eligible for Healthy Neighborhoods Renovation Grants and Rehab Loans

Pigtown and Union Square were recently added as the two newest neighborhoods eligible for Healthy Neighborhoods home improvement loans and grants, as well as purchase/rehab loans. Healthy Neighborhoods is a Baltimore-based nonprofit focused on stabilizing blocks in Baltimore’s “middle neighborhoods” through home ownership and home improvements.

| January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
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How South Baltimore Public Schools Rated in Maryland’s New Report Card

How South Baltimore Public Schools Rated in Maryland’s New Report Card

The Maryland State Department of Education recently released a new grading system for Maryland’s public schools. The Maryland Public Schools Report Cards rates schools between one and five stars.

| December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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A Look at South Baltimore Real Estate Market Stats

A Look at South Baltimore Real Estate Market Stats

The following is an overview of the median real estate sale price over the past year for the different South Baltimore neighborhoods covered by Redfin. This overview also lists the median sale price dating back five years ago to November 2013. Each median statistic calculated by Redfin is from a 90-day period that ends on the last day of the stated month.

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Union Square Cookie Tour on Sunday, December 9th

Union Square Cookie Tour on Sunday, December 9th

Join the Union Square neighborhood for its 33rd Annual Christmas Cookie Tour which will be held on December 9th from 12noon until 4:00pm and starts at 1401 Hollins.  Over 25 homes within the historic neighborhood will open their doors offering a homemade cookie at each stop.  This year we will bake over 14,000 cookies! Each ticket includes a booklet with each cookie recipe you will savor. 

| December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
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