Charles Village

Burglar breaks into Northern District police station; caught wearing police jacket [Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Charles Village fire damages homes, no injuries

Charles Village fire damages homes, no injuries

Two houses in the 2700 block of N. Calvert Street were damaged in a fire that began around 3:40 a.m. Thursday, according to the Baltimore City fire department.  Read more ...

Charles Village finds its 'Mojo' in quest to fill vacant storefronts

In an effort to fill vacant storefronts with businesses that residents want, community associations in Charles Village and Old Goucher are partnering with Spotmojo, a California-based 'crowd-sourcing' company that does neighborhood-based market research, free of charge to communities.  Read more ...

Baltimore Lab School strikes out on its own

Baltimore Lab School strikes out on its own

Doug and Gretchen Moran, owners of a home-based software company in California, said they can live wherever they want.  Read more ...

Zoning board member to depart as longest-serving in city's history

Zoning board member to depart as longest-serving in city's history

Courtney McKeldin, daughter-in-law of the late Republican governor and Baltimore mayor Theodore McKeldin and a well-known local public servant in her own right, will step down today as the longest-serving member of the city's zoning board.  Read more ...

Hampden florist promotes Valentine's Day without roses

Hampden florist promotes Valentine's Day without roses

Hampden florist Libby Francis-Baxter is seeing red over roses.  Read more ...

Loyola professors trying to buy up Video Americain DVDs

Loyola professors trying to buy up Video Americain DVDs

As Video Americain tries to sell its vast stock of 60,000 DVDs, humanities professors at Loyola University Maryland, led by film studies director and associate English professor Nicholas Miller, are pooling their departmental funds and raising money from students and alumni to purchase hundreds of cream-of-the-crop films to use as teaching tools.  Read more ...

Roland Park Place retirement community offers prospective residents a 'taste'

In an effort to recruit new residents, Roland Park Place, a senior retirement community, is trying something unique.  Read more ...

Suspect threatens to shoot his mother [North Baltimore Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Zagat sets sights on Hampden for new retail survey

Zagat sets sights on Hampden for new retail survey

Zagat is doing a retail survey of Baltimore businesses — and will be paying a visit to Hampden next week aboard a trolley.  Read more ...

In Charles North, a trio of new cafes

In Charles North, a trio of new cafes

Keep your eyes on Charles North. The continually emerging neighborhood, much of which is contained within the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, was a 2013 hot spot with the openings of surprising new places like Bottega and The Crown, attracting appreciative crowds.  Read more ...

North Baltimore Pictures of the Year [Photos]

North Baltimore Pictures of the Year [Photos]

Some of the top memorable moments captured by Baltimore Messenger photographers in 2013.  Read more ...

Planning Commission votes to move Walmart shopping center forward

Planning Commission votes to move Walmart shopping center forward

The Baltimore City Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve the planned, Walmart-anchored 25th Street Station shopping center, rejecting pleas by critics to send the project back to the City Council for reconsideration. One commissioner recused himself because of a potential conflict of interest.  Read more ...

Greater Homewood honors those who help 'transform Baltimore'

Greater Homewood honors those who help 'transform Baltimore'

Amanda Ruthven is a tireless volunteer in the Harwood neighborhood within Charles Village.  Read more ...

Pharmacy eyed as anchor of planned development in Charles Village

Pharmacy eyed as anchor of planned development in Charles Village

The developer of a planned mixed-use development in Charles Village on land owned by Johns Hopkins University is considering anchoring the project with a pharmacy, not a grocery store, as many area residents had feared.  Read more ...

No need to raze church on shopping center site, residents say

No need to raze church on shopping center site, residents say

A 122-year-old stone church in the Remington area could face demolition to make way for a Walmart loading dock as part of the planned 25th Street Station shopping center.  Read more ...

Hampden shop offers a helping hand during shutdown

Hampden shop offers a helping hand during shutdown

Several of Sue Caldwell's regular customers at the Lovelyarns store in Hampden told her they are out of work until the government shutdown ends.  Read more ...

Darker Than Blue to close in Waverly but may return in Charles Village

Darker Than Blue to close in Waverly but may return in Charles Village

Darker Than Blue, Casey Jenkins’ white-tablecloth soul food cafe on Greenmount Avenue, will close at the end of October. The restaurant’s last day is Oct. 31, according to Jenkins.  Read more ...

Former Gilman chaplain pushes beyond religious tolerance

Former Gilman chaplain pushes beyond religious tolerance

How could Christians who persecuted Jews preach love but practice hate?  Read more ...

Councilwoman fights Tamber's again, this time over planned eatery upstairs

Councilwoman fights Tamber's again, this time over planned eatery upstairs

When the Tamber's restaurant in Charles Village opened a bar upstairs called The Den in 2007, the community was up in arms and Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke convinced the city to shut down the bar for zoning violations.  Read more ...

City to expand Circulator bus line to north Baltimore

City to expand Circulator bus line to north Baltimore

Baltimore City plans to expand the Purple Route of the free Charm City Circulator bus line to University Parkway in north Baltimore, starting in fall 2014.  Read more ...

Seniors celebrate 25 years of Notre Dame University's Renaissance Institute

Seniors celebrate 25 years of Notre Dame University's Renaissance Institute

At 91, Isaac Rehert, a former farmer and journalist, and now a longtime retiree, is enjoying something of a renaissance.  Read more ...

TreeKeepers program grows with Tuscany-Canterbury tree survey

TreeKeepers program grows with Tuscany-Canterbury tree survey

Picking up where their TreeKeepers classes left off, residents of Tuscany-Canterbury have begun a survey of the estimated 200 "street" trees in the leafy neighborhood.  Read more ...

Intruder robs and hits sleeping victim before fleeing [North Baltimore Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Mentoring program there for kids when parents can't be

Mentoring program there for kids when parents can't be

Life hasn't been easy for KeSean Ellis, a 12-year-old whose mother has been in and out of prison for the past seven years.  Read more ...

Closing of Waverly Library for major renovations 'bittersweet'

Closing of Waverly Library for major renovations 'bittersweet'

Jacques Thompson, 12, was born a year after his mother, Anne Marie Lalmansingh, became manager of the Waverly Library branch. The Roland Park Elementary/Middle School seventh grader loves to read and is a regular at the Waverly branch. He also likes to visit other branches around the city with his mother from time to time, to see what they're like.  Read more ...

Plan to build a Walmart in Remington moves forward

Plan to build a Walmart in Remington moves forward

The 25th Street Station shopping center project in Remington is moving forward with the original developer, after the property owner settled a lawsuit against the developer.  Read more ...

Picnic paints a picture of Remington as a hot neighborhood

Picnic paints a picture of Remington as a hot neighborhood

As hundreds of Remington residents rocked to live music Sunday, ate hot dogs and hamburgers, and lined up for free Baltimore City recycling bins, three longtime residents watched appreciatively and with a strong feeling that redevelopment will bring better days to a neighborhood that traditionally struggles against blight and crime.  Read more ...

Charles Village among communities joining National Night Out

Charles Village among communities joining National Night Out

Live music and the smell of Cuban beef stew filled the air in a hard-to-find Baltimore City park known as The Field, as several hundred people turned out July 26 for WAVEscape, Waverly's early version of National Night Out on Aug. 6.  Read more ...

Senator Theatre renovations close to finished

Senator Theatre renovations close to finished

The last time Buzz Cusack gave the Baltimore Messenger a tour of the Senator Theatre was in December 2012, six months after it closed for renovations. The single-screen theater's auditorium was stripped bare.  Read more ...

Woman robbed while paying for food (North Baltimore Crime Log)

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Police investigating arson attack against Muslims [North Baltimore Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Peabody Heights Brewery [Pictures]

Peabody Heights Brewery [Pictures]

Peabody Heights brewery in Abell threw a party/open house for the public on Saturday, June 15, and offered tours of the facility. Click here to read about the brewery.  Read more ...

Droning noise on roof of Carrollton condo building annoys neighbors

Droning noise on roof of Carrollton condo building annoys neighbors

The only roar louder than an air-conditioning system at the Carrollton Condominiums building is the uproar it is causing in Oakenshawe.  Read more ...

Open house at Peabody Heights Brewery draws a crowd

Open house at Peabody Heights Brewery draws a crowd

When a friend told Brad Siegler and Kim Murray that a brewery in Baltimore was throwing a party for the public Saturday afternoon, distance was not a factor for the Columbia couple.  Read more ...

Circus atmosphere in Charles Village

Circus atmosphere in Charles Village

The circus is coming to town. No, it's not Cirque du Soleil, or Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, but the Baltimore Circus, a group of amateur acrobats, jugglers and hula hoopers that will perform at a church in Charles Village as a fundraiser June 7.  Read more ...

St. John's United Methodist Church alive and well

St. John's United Methodist Church alive and well

Rumors of a Charles Village church's death are greatly exaggerated.  Read more ...

Head butt breaks girlfriend's nose [Northern Baltimore crime log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Charles Village Festival [Pictures]

Charles Village Festival [Pictures]

Charles Village celebrates the Charles Village Festival 2013 June 1 and 2. Click here to read about the celebration.  Read more ...

New buyer for development site in Remington

New buyer for development site in Remington

Seawall Development Corp., a force in Remington as a builder of affordable teacher housing and a rehabber of abandoned row houses, has signed a contract to purchase an 11-acre site where an ill-fated shopping center with a Wal-Mart store was planned.  Read more ...

A 'Passport' to the world of Druid Hill Park

A 'Passport' to the world of Druid Hill Park

A Roland Park resident has created a "passport" to Druid Hill Park.  Read more ...

Man sleeping under bridge robbed of scooter [North Baltimore Crime Log]

Man sleeping under bridge robbed of scooter [North Baltimore Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Charles Village resident caught up in chaos at Boston Marathon

Charles Village resident caught up in chaos at Boston Marathon

Tom Gamper, organizer of the annual City Catch program that teaches inner city children to fish, spent Friday stocking the Dead Run stream in Leakin Park with rainbow trout.  Read more ...

Burglar steals electronics -- and vodka for good measure [Crime log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Rotunda redeveloper taking fresh look at MOM's Organic Market

Rotunda redeveloper taking fresh look at MOM's Organic Market

A chain of organic markets that Scott Nash started in his mother's basement in Beltsville in 1987 has grown to 10 stores in Maryland and Virginia.  Read more ...

Eddie's Market rallies Charles Villagers to resist potential competition on Hopkins lot

Eddie's Market rallies Charles Villagers to resist potential competition on Hopkins lot

Barbara Gudenius has been shopping at Eddie's Market of Charles Village since she moved to the neighborhood in 1973.  Read more ...

Greater Homewood sponsors 6th annual Neighborhood Institute

Greater Homewood sponsors 6th annual Neighborhood Institute

Samantha Armacost, 27, grew up a country girl in Hereford.  Read more ...

Keswick workers barred from work by building closure forced to use vacation days, personal days

Keswick workers barred from work by building closure forced to use vacation days, personal days

They weren't allowed to be at work, but now they're paying for being absent.  Read more ...

Water heater replaced at Hopkins' Keswick campus

Water heater replaced at Hopkins' Keswick campus

Officials on Tuesday continued investigating the second round of illnesses in less than a week at a North Baltimore office building but did not quickly find a link between the two bouts.  Read more ...

Ottobar staff recall when 'VEEP' filmed at their bar

Ottobar staff recall when 'VEEP' filmed at their bar

There's a lot of excitement for "Veep," the new political satire fromĀ Armando Iannucci, responsible for the great "In the Loop," and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  Read more ...

Charles Village M&T Bank near Hopkins robbed Saturday

City police and the FBI are investigating the robbery of an M&T bank near Johns Hopkins University in Charles Village on Saturday morning.  Read more ...

Seawall to redevelop historic tire shop building opposite Miller's Court

Seawall to redevelop historic tire shop building opposite Miller's Court

Seawall Development Corp., redeveloper of the old U.S. Census building at 26th and Howard streets as Miller's Court, an affordable apartment complex for teachers, now is planning to redevelop a historic building across the street for use by nonprofits, performing groups and restaurants, according to a theater troupe that says it will be the first tenant.  Read more ...

Freshii closes Light Street store

Freshii closes Light Street store

The Freshii on Light Street downtown has closed. The other Baltimore location, on St. Paul Street in Charles Village, will remain open, the company says.  Read more ...

Hopkins to develop retail-residential project on vacant lot in Charles Village

Hopkins to develop retail-residential project on vacant lot in Charles Village

Johns Hopkins University is doing what Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse couldn't — developing a vacant lot in Charles Village.  Read more ...

Development team selected for Hopkins site in Charles Village

Development team selected for Hopkins site in Charles Village

A development team has been selected for a vacant 1.1-acre lot in Charles Village owned by the Johns Hopkins University.  Read more ...

Charles Villagers catch disco fever for upcoming fundraiser

Disco was long dead when Charles Village neighbors Rebecca Bruce and Halle Van der Gaag were raising their children in the late 1990s.  Read more ...

Cockeysville man charged in shooting at Charles Village Pub

Cockeysville man charged in shooting at Charles Village Pub

Baltimore County Police on Sunday charged a Cockeysville man with attempted first-degree murder after the man opened fire early Sunday morning outside Charles Village Pub in Towson.  Read more ...

Hopkins could help revive Charles Village

The University of Chicago's efforts to revitalize the neighborhood surrounding its campus suggests a similar opportunity is available for the Baltimore City neighborhood of Charles Village.  Read more ...

Crime Log

Northern Baltimore crime log: Phone snatched from woman's hand in Charles Village

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...


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