| Jun 29, 2011
Baltimore City has no imminent plans to raze the old water tower in Roland Park, despite stated fears by a community group that is trying to protect and renovate the north Baltimore landmark, city officials say.
But officials say the city plans to do a...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 8:13 AM
Restoration of the Roland Water Tower could start by year's end, a community leader said Saturday.
Roland Park Civic League president Phil Spevak said he is optimistic that the league can raise the necessary $1.2 million to $1.4 million to restore the...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 9:39 PM
The Roland Park Civic League is looking into the idea of creating a special taxing district, like the ones in Charles Village and the Bolton Hill area.
Such districts levy tax surcharges on property owners to pay for services such as public safety and...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 5:09 PM
City Hall is considering selling or leasing 15 historic Baltimore landmarks, including the iconic Shot Tower and stately War Memorial building, which officials believe are underused and could bring the city sorely needed cash.
The idea has excited...
| Mar 24, 2012
It is the clearest sign of the direction historic preservation may be going: Even a building called Government House, a 19th-century mansion in Baltimore's Midtown neighborhood, is now in private hands.
While some history buffs were horrified to learn...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 7:30 AM
I totally agree with the "Readers Respond" letter from Roz Ellis Heid, responding to the city's idea of possibly selling, leasing, or maintaining 15 historic City landmarks ("City eyeing sale of 15 sites," March 21). As Ms. Heid, Baltimore Heritage...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Three Roland Park-sponsored events fall together over the weekend of May 4. The annual Spring Celebration kicks off the community's hat-trick Friday at The Woman's Club of Roland Park, while the third Tunes @ the Tower and the fifth ciclovia happen...
| May 6, 2012
Roland Park is looking forward to its fifth and biggest ciclovia on Saturday, May 5..
But community leaders have misgivings about the high number of police and traffic officers that will be safeguarding the ciclovia, and about restrictions on...
| May 6, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Saturday's fifth and largest ciclovia, a three-mile walking and biking event that closed southbound Roland Avenue and several other roads to cars between Roland Park and Druid Hill Park, was billed as going "where no ciclovia has gone before."
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:05 PM
City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said she expects a deal to be reached "soon" for the Roland Park community to lease the historic Roland Water Tower from Baltimore City, which considers it surplus property with no appraised value other than the land on...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 1:10 PM
When my husband and I first knew each other, almost 40 years ago, we were both regular Giant customers. The Giant at the Rotunda then was a novelty: the top-rate Washington supermarket finally in Baltimore and in a re-used neighborhood landmark. ...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 11:30 AM
The rally to raise awareness of the need to link up the Ma & Pa Trail was a major success Saturday, its organizers said.
Rod Bourn, president of the Ma & Pa Trail Inc., said about 25 people walked the trail in an invitation-only Awareness Walk aimed at...