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A lesson in Baltimore neighborhood naming colloquialisms

A lesson in Baltimore neighborhood naming colloquialisms

Time to indulge in an exploration of Baltimore neighborhood naming colloquialisms.

News reporters are often guided by the boundaries created by the Baltimore Police Department. Baltimore residents tend not to be governed by these lines defining neighborhoods. Neighborhood names and quadrants can be something of a state of mind. We use a shorthand for the places we've known all our lives.

I have observed South Baltimore, excluding Brooklyn and Curtis Bay, undergo a name change. South Baltimore once meant only the peninsula bounded by the Northwest and Middle branches of the Patapsco River and tipped by Fort McHenry. It ended on the south at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial...

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