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UNION SQUARE NEWS June 2004
FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Neighbors: Weíve recently had a number of successes to celebrate! - We have applied for two greening grants for the area and expect to hear positive results next month. One grant is for more street trees from the Parks and People Foundation, and the other is for the second phase of new plantings on Union Square, from the Baltimore Community Foundation. The new plantings you see on the Lombard and Gilmor sides of the square were the results of a grant from BCF in 2002, and a lot of work by area residents. - For our next community meeting on June 2, weíll have guest speakers from the police districts to discuss plans to reduce crime. - Over 200 people came to visit our neighborhood on May 8 as part of the Buying into Baltimore fair. - Weíre planning to install new planters on the corners of Lombard and Gilmor and Lombard and Stricker, as well as at 1401 Hollins. - The Sowebo Arts Organization will be holding its annual music and art festival on May 30. Union Square volunteers will man the beer booth, with tips benefiting our association. So join us and remember to attend the next community meeting.
Second Annual Tag Sale
First, itís cicadas in the park. Now itís fleas.
Thatís because on June 5 from 9 am to 2 pm, Union Square will host itís second annual Tag Sale.
For those of you who didnít participate, last yearís sale was a big money maker for local residents looking to clean out their garages and clear out their knick-knacks.
To participate, just drop off your $10 check (made payable to Erika Brockman) at 31 S. Stricker St. The donation will help pay for advertising and promotion. All other proceeds will go to benefit the Southwest Baltimore Charter School Inc.
If you do not wish to participate in the Tag Sale, please consider donating a few choice items to the Junktiques Table. All proceeds from this table will also go to benefit the charter school.
2004 Sowebo Arts Festival Call all your friends to come to the 2004 Sowebo Arts Festival, Sunday May 30 from 1 to 9 pm, surrounding Hollins Market. Visual arts, performance art, live bands on four stages, food and much more awaits you at this wonderful festival for the whole family. Sowebo Arts is also calling for musicians, artists and more to make this yearís event the best ever. For more information, visit www.soweboarts.org.
General Meeting Wed., 6/2 , 7 pm
1401 Hollins St.
Attend our upcoming meeting and find out about the exciting things that are happening in our neighborhood. Topic: Increasing safety and reducing crime. Officers from area police districts will share their plans for working with us toward this goal.
Homes for Sale
109 S. Stricker $225,000
33 S. Calhoun $179,900
1428 Hollins $149,000
1237 Hollins $139,900
1016 Hollins $124,101
1709 W. Lombard $†94,999
1837 Frederick $†69,900
1128 W. Pratt $†65,000
343 S. Stricker $†59,900
Calendar of Events
May 30 - SoWeBo Arts Festival
May 31 - Memorial Day
June 5 - Tag Sale
The June trash schedule is: No holidays affect this monthís schedule so itís the usual Monday and Thursday collections.
Mon., June 7, 14, 21, 28 and Thurs., June 3, 10, 17, 24.
Important Numbers at the Southern District Police Department
District telephone 410-396-2499
Shift commanders 410-396-2499 Command investigations 410-396-2499
Tactical operations 410-396-2499
Community relations unit 410-354-5169
Traffic enforcement 410-354-5169
Distressed neighborhood unit 410-396-2499 Warrant squad 410-396-2499
Domestic violence unit 410-354-9371
Drug enforcement unit 410-354-2540
Major crimes unit 410-354-2504
Comstat unit 410-354-3430
Operation relentless 410-354-3430
Juvenile problems 410-333-6865
Pitch In Bin Program
Baltimore City will be placing one dumpster each month through August. Residents may use them to throw away accumulated trash and debris, (except no appliances, building materials, tires or hazardous materials). We will also hold neighborhood cleanups on these dates: - Saturday, May 29; dumpster will be placed at Hollins & Stricker Streets - Thursday, June 10; dumpster will be placed at Gilmor & Lemmon Streets - Saturday, July 31; dumpster will be placed at Hollins & Mount Streets - Thursday, August 12; dumpster will be placed at Stricker & Pratt Streets Visit us online at www.union-square.us
Trashing Baltimore is a Crime
Sanitation Enforcement was established in 1997 to crack down on violations of Baltimoreís sanitation laws.
Citations are issued by Sanitation Enforcement Officers. Citations can be issued to property and business owners, tenants and anyone else who violates Baltimoreís sanitation laws.
Citations are also issued by special enforcement officers from the departments of Health, Housing and Community Development (HCD), Police and Fire.
Fines can range from $25 to $500. Examples include having high grass and weeds, putting trash out on the wrong day, having no trash cans, littering, having abondoned vehicles and leaving dog feces on your property.
óSource: Baltimore City Department of
Please Report... anyone using drugs or alcohol in our park or on our streets to the police. This neighborhood is for our children. Letís keep it safe.