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Riverview's guardian steps down as community leader

Riverview's guardian steps down as community leader

"People either like me or they don't," Ron Whitehead said, sitting in the kitchen of his Riverview home on a hot Wednesday afternoon.

Located in southwest Baltimore County, a short distance from the Patapsco River and the border with Anne Arundel County, Riverview is a community of approximately 980 homes, different in appearance from the larger homes in neighboring Lansdowne, Whitehead said.

"When I lived here as a kid, it was a great place to live," Whitehead, 71, said. "Nobody locked their doors."

Like him or not, Whitehead has been actively working for many years to maintain the community, an area bordered by Freeway from the east,...