No collections on October 11th (Columbus Day). Otherwise, usual Monday and Thursday collections. Mondays 4, 18, 25 Thursdays 7, 14, 21, 28 Household hazardous waste drop-off at Poly-Western High School: Coldspring Lane and Falls Road. Saturday, October 30 from 9 AM to 3 PM; Sunday, October 31 from 11 AM to 3 PM. For more info about trash, click here.
UNION SQUARE NEWS October 2004
FROM THE PRESIDENT Hello Neighbor: If you haven’t attended a meeting in a while, you’re invited to join with your neighbors and find out how you can get involved! Here are just a few of the topics under discussion:
• Cookie Tour Planning! This event is soon upon us. Come to the association meeting to volunteer and/ or open your home for our major annual fundraiser and neighborhood marketing promotion.
• The Southwest Baltimore Charter School application is in the works. Contact Erika Brockman for information: 410-945-7664.
• The Mencken House needs of sprucing up. Neighbors are already involved but more help would be welcomed. For information, or to help out, call Phil Hildebrandt at 410-566-6933.
• Receivership Agreements now pending to promote renovations in the 1300 block of Lombard St.
• Park Planting Day is Saturday, October 9th from 9 AM to noon. Contact Greg Grass 410-362-0268.
• Tree Planting Project – Parks & People on Thursday, October 21 at 9 AM. Contact Frank Rodgers 410-448-5663 x119. See you at the meeting! Bring your own ideas and topics, too. Best, Greg Grass
Union Square Association General Meeting Wed., 10/6, 7 pm
1401 Hollins St. Agenda includes:
• The Cookie Tour
• Southwest Baltimore Charter School
• Mencken House
• Legal Action (Receivership Agreements)
• Park Planting Day
• Tree Planting Project
Southwest Baltimore Charter School
Visit our new website: http://sbcs.union-square.us
By Erika Brockman
The Mission Southwest Baltimore Charter School (SBCS) is dedicated to developing eager learners and critical thinkers who are committed to personal success and the success of their communities. With a focus on developing social, human, and financial capital in our classrooms and in our broader neighborhood, SBCS will prepare students to compete, succeed and contribute as young adults. Opportunity is commonly held to be the birthright of every American citizen. Despite our best intentions, however, many children in this country are not adequately prepared to “get a piece of the pie.” Inelegant as that phrase may be, it encapsulates the endemic lack of access in many communities. In Southwest Baltimore, specifically, many children lack access to an excellent education, to a broad support system, and to financial stability. SBCS seeks to fulfill the mission of American public education to provide each American child with the skills necessary to obtain a piece of the pie. We seek to break down the barriers to access in our community and to expand opportunity. Through engaging, rigorous curriculum and enrichment informed by the principles of capital development, SBCS will raise students’ aspirations and their abilities to attain them. Our hope is that our students will become members of society who not only get a piece of the pie, but who share the pie with others in their communities. SBCS will give students the tools, instruction, and support needed to succeed in the classroom as well as in the community. Indeed, we will:
• meet the Maryland Content Standards and federal standards through the Adequate Yearly Progress component of No Child Left Behind;
• participate in the Maryland School Assessment Program;
• comply fully with Maryland’s Voluntary State Curriculum; and
• do regular parent/child evaluations. These assessments and benchmarks are important to the SBCS’s accountability and success. Because we believe that academic success in the classroom is integrally linked to life and opportunities outside the classroom, our school must be the intersection at which a child’s academic, family and community lives come together to create a learning environment that is challenging, supportive and meaningful. We will give our students the human, social, and financial capital that ultimately enables them to get a piece of the pie.
$299,995 1522 Hollins
BA5055326 1BR/1BA $220,000 1712 W Lombard
$159,000 1515 W Pratt
$139,900 1031 Hollins
$105,000 11 S Carey
$99,900 109 S Carey
$98,500 1111 W Lombard
$69,900 30 S Carrollton
$67,000 112 S Schroeder
$59,900 1511 W Baltimore
$59,500 1719 Lemmon
$52,500 1701 Cole
The October schedule: There are no collections on the 11th (Columbus Day). Otherwise, usual Monday and Thursday collections.
Mondays, October 4, 18, 25 and Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28.
Household hazardous waste drop-off at the Poly-Western High School: Coldspring Lane and Falls Road. Saturday, October 30 from 9 AM to 3 PM; Sunday, October 31 from 11 AM to 3 PM.
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
Please Report anyone using drugs or alcohol in our park or on our streets to the police. Let’s keep our neighborhood safe for our children.
A Halloween event for children is planned at the Black Cherry Puppet Theatre. For details, come to the Union Square Association General Meeting – or watch for more information at Union Square Online, the community web site (www.union-square.us).
Visit Union Square Online at www.union-square.us
October 7 – 6:00 PM Street Lighting Workshop
Garrison Middle School, 3910 Barrington Ave.
Baltimore City Department of Transportation holds the Baltimore Urban Lighting Board Workshop. Transportation officials, Baltimore Police, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods, and Baltimore Urban Lighting Board will be on hand. Call 410-396-1686. www.baltimorecity.gov/government/moon/images/BULBflier.pdf
October 9 – 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM 11th Annual Komen Starting from M&T Stadium Maryland Race for the Cure
Registration fee is $40.00 ($10.00 for kids under 10 years of age) on Race Day at M&T Bank Stadium in Lot C – 6:00 to 7:30 AM – register and walk away with your t-shirt and race number. Contact: 410-938-8990 http://raceforthecuremaryland.kintera.org
October 9 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fall 2004 Cleanup
Mayor Martin O’Malley’s 10th city-wide cleanup initiated by his administration. Contact: Kurt L. Kocher 410-545-6541 www.baltimorecity.gov/government/dpw/press/040922.html
October 14 – 8:30AM to Noon Forum: Sustaining Community Maryland Historical Society and Volunteer Involvement
201 West Monument Street
Parks & People forum to share strategies for engaging volunteers for long-term participation. Senator Verna Jones as keynote speaker. Topics include: experiences from other organizations; what issues concern neighborhood residents; what motivates involvement; and what barriers prevent involvement. Forum includes refreshments. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited so pre-registration is required. For information or to pre-register, contact: Mary Cox, 410-448-5663 x107, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 20 – 6:45 PM Ladder 49 Special Screening
Join Live Baltimore at a special screening of Ladder 49 at the Senator Theatre. Includes private room, popcorn, pizza and drinks. Call 410-637-3750 for ticket info. www.LiveBaltimore.com
October 23 – 9AM to 3PM Operation Crime Watch
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane
Mayor Martin O’Malley & Police Commissioner Kevin Clark cordially invite you to the 2nd Annual Operation Crime Watch Conference “Step 2: Setting Up A Block Watch Program” www.baltimorecity.gov/government/moon/images/ocw041023.jpg