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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| June 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

A robbery in Ridgely’s Delight; three robberies in Federal Hill; two robberies and an aggravated assault at the Inner Harbor; a robbery and two aggravated assaults in Pigtown; a robbery in Carroll-Camden; a robbery in Union Square; and burglaries, larcenies, and auto thefts around the area.

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Riverside Park Pool Opens, Enforces Bag and Attire Policies

Riverside Park Pool Opens, Enforces Bag and Attire Policies

| May 28, 2024 | 0 Comments

Riverside Park Pool, as well as other Baltimore City “Park Pools,” opened this past weekend. This included the return of Patterson Park Pool and Cherry Hill Splash Park after both were closed last year for needed repairs.

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Belgian Snack Bar ‘Freetjes’ Opens in Federal Hill 

Belgian Snack Bar ‘Freetjes’ Opens in Federal Hill 

| May 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Freetjes is a play on words combining the Belgian word for French fries “frietjes” and the American term “freedom fries.” As the name implies, fries will be the star of the show at Freetjes. 

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Mayor Brandon Scott Projected to Win Mayoral Primary, District 11 Council Race Separated by 25 Votes

Mayor Brandon Scott Projected to Win Mayoral Primary, District 11 Council Race Separated by 25 Votes

| May 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

The District 11 Council race has a razor-thin margin as 2.5-term incumbent Councilman Eric Costello has a 25-vote lead over challenger Zac Blanchard in the Democratic Primary. The vote count stands at 2,565 (50.24%) to 2,540 (49.76%). An “unknown number of  mail-in ballots remain to be counted,” according to reporter Emily Opilo of The Baltimore Sun.

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Nearly $1 Million in Community Grants Awarded by South Baltimore Gateway Partnership

Nearly $1 Million in Community Grants Awarded by South Baltimore Gateway Partnership

| May 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

The South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP) announces $932,787 in Community Grants to support 24 projects across South and Southwest Baltimore, the largest collective Community Grants funding amount yet.

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New York Yankees Outfielder Aaron Judge Presented the Babe Ruth Crown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

New York Yankees Outfielder Aaron Judge Presented the Babe Ruth Crown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

| May 1, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Babe Ruth Museum today announced that it has revived the tradition of presenting the Babe Ruth Crown to Major League Baseball’s top slugger. Yesterday, in a ceremony outside the New York Yankees’ clubhouse at Oriole Park, museum representatives presented the Crown to Yankees’ slugger Aaron Judge, who in 2022 set the A.L. home run record with 62, surpassing the mark of 61 by fellow Yankee Roger Maris in 1961. 

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132 Townhomes and 48 Condos Coming to Center\West Development in Poppleton

132 Townhomes and 48 Condos Coming to Center\West Development in Poppleton

| April 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

La Cité Development, the team developing the Center\West development in Poppleton, announced a deal this week with NVR Ryan Homes to add 180 housing units to the neighborhood. The $60-million investment will include 132 townhomes and 48 condo units on seven acres.

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Herc Rentals Leases 30,892 Sq. Ft. in Fairfield

Herc Rentals Leases 30,892 Sq. Ft. in Fairfield

| April 18, 2024 | 0 Comments

Heavy equipment rental company Herc Rentals Inc. has signed a lease with Alterra Property Group for 30,892 sq. ft. of space at 1200 Chesapeake Ave. in Fairfield in South Baltimore. Herc, which expects to occupy the 8.19-acre site by the end of year, is based in Florida and has more than 400 branches in the United States and Canada.

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Photo Tour of the Riverside Park Renovations

Photo Tour of the Riverside Park Renovations

| April 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

The renovation of the athletic facilities at Riverside Park is near completion and expected to reopen in June. The City’s contractor McDonnell Landscape, LLC is undertaking the $2,360,000 project.

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Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Weekend Events Around Baltimore

| April 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

O’s/Brewers (Jackson Holiday T-Shirt, Early Bird Saturday, Kids Opening Day, Peninsula Schools Day), The Legwarmers, Glass Art, BSO Prohibition, Mini Makers Market, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market is back, and lots of live music!

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H&S Bakery’s ‘Kneads Bakeshop’ Hosting Pop-Up on Fort Ave.

H&S Bakery’s ‘Kneads Bakeshop’ Hosting Pop-Up on Fort Ave.

| April 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

Kneads Bakeshop, a bakery and cafe by H&S Bakery, is opening a pop-up location at 838 E. Fort Ave. in Riverside/Locust Point. The two-story, 3,800 sq. ft. building was the former home of The Loyal Oyster.

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South Baltimore Crime Updates

South Baltimore Crime Updates

| April 9, 2024 | 0 Comments

A robbery and homicide at the Inner Harbor, an aggravated assault in Pigtown, and auto thefts, burglaries, and larcenies around the area.

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Clean Harbors Spends $15.5 Million on South Baltimore Facility, Second Chance Inc. Subdivides Property

Clean Harbors Spends $15.5 Million on South Baltimore Facility, Second Chance Inc. Subdivides Property

| April 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

Massachusetts-based environmental waste management services company Clean Harbors spent $15.5 million on an expanded facility at 1700 Ridgely St. in Carroll-Camden Industrial Area. The company purchased 110,360 sq. ft. of warehouse space and six acres of land from Second Chance Inc., which remains open but has subdivided off this portion of its property.

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South Baltimore Warehouse Sells for $6.9 Million

South Baltimore Warehouse Sells for $6.9 Million

| April 2, 2024 | 0 Comments

A 62,376 sq. ft. warehouse building on 3.44 acres in the Wilhelm Park neighborhood of Baltimore recently sold for $6.9 million. The building was acquired by Faropoint, a Hoboken, New Jersey-based real estate investment group which “focuses on last-mile industrial real estate.”

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‘South Baltimore Music Academy’ Coming to Federal Hill

‘South Baltimore Music Academy’ Coming to Federal Hill

| March 18, 2024 | 0 Comments

South Baltimore Music Academy, a sister location of the Patterson Park Academy of Music, will open on April 8th in Federal Hill. South Baltimore Music Academy is a co-tenant of the 740 Light St. office building with The Therapy Stop and The Well.

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Weekend Events Around Baltimore

Weekend Events Around Baltimore

| March 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

American Craft Made, Bingo Night, FSK Days at THB, Jurassic World Live Tour, Jump – Van Halen Tribute, Meet in the Street, St. Paddy’s Block Party, St. Patrick’s Day Pin Crawl, TJEMS at EAT, Federal Hill St. Patrick’s Bar Crawl, Celtic Woman, Carmina Burana, goaple, lots of live music, St. Patrick’s Day events, and more.

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South Baltimore Now! Podcast: Talking with Zac Blanchard, District 11 Council Member Candidate

South Baltimore Now! Podcast: Talking with Zac Blanchard, District 11 Council Member Candidate

| March 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

On this episode of the South Baltimore Now! Podcast, Kevin Lynch talks with Zac Blanchard, a candidate for the District 11 Council seat. Blanchard is a Federal Hill resident, a graduate of the Naval Academy, a Marine reservist, President of the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association, a board member of Federal Hill Main Street, and an assistant football coach at Digital Harbor High School. Kevin asks Zac about his background, what he loves about South Baltimore, and topics such as crime, small business, development, and the future of Digital Harbor High School.

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