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Here on this page, you will find links to various media "hits" on any and all subjects related to Roland Park and its residents. The common theme is Roland Park, the Crown of the Gravelly Hill.

Note: starting in January, 2011 this site has used twitter to log media hits and to highlight additions of content to the rolandpark.org website.  This is the source of the news feed on the home page.  The full current news feed can be viewed on twitter.  The archive of news from prior to that change, along with archived stories from the right side of the home page, is provided below.


Media Hits Archive

  • Roland Park Civic League provides conditional support to restaurant changes. On December 20, 2011, the Baltimore City Board of Municipal Zoning Appeal Cases approved the request by Mr. Edward Dopkin to expand Miss Shirley's to the west, into the structure formally housing the School of Rock. The Civic League, along with other neighborhood associations, provided conditonal approval after negotiating several improvements to the restaurant sites. Read more about the coming improvements on this web page.

  • Master Plan Leads to Major Transportation Project. The Greater Roland Park Master Plan, which was approved by the Baltimore City Planning  Commission last year,called for many street improvements to make the community more walkable and bikeable, and now the Master Plan Implementation Team, a committee of the Roland Park Civic League (RPCL), is making these improvements happen.

    The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) is designing a major street resurfacing project—estimated to cost $3.5 million—for Roland Avenue from Northern Parkway to Cold Spring Lane. For the past several months, the Master Plan Implementation Team has been working with the DOT,establishing which improvements can be included in the project. That list is now complete and is being evaluated for engineering feasibility by a consulting engineer.

    For a complete look at this story, visit the Winter 2011-2012 edition of the Roland Park News.

  • Seven Generations Weekend and Ciclovia roll in Roland Park - The Seven Generations Weekend sustainability event and the Ciclovia held on May 14 and 15 were a big success for the neighborhood. Despite some adverse conditions, the event raised consciousness about sustainabile living in Baltimore. See the Seven Generations Weekend page for photos and a recap.(05/31/11)

  • New Restaurant Proposed for Roland Park Shopping Center - Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf, owners of Petit Louis Bistro, are in negotiations to open a restaurant at the center, 4800 Roland Avenue.  The plans were discussed at the meeting of the Roland Park Civic League held on Thursday, February 3rd. Civic League President Ian MacFarlane has addressed a letter to the membership regarding the proposal.  Details of the proposed business, provided by the restaurateurs, are here.  (02/15/11)

  • Roads & Maintenance Plat Rep Blogs about his Home Energy Audit- R&M Plat 1 Rep Barry Goodinson in early August, 2010 posted five articles to the web site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The theme is Barry's recent home energy audit. The five entertaining articles are posted in two sets at the NTHP's web site. The first two are here and second three here. (Note that the articles appear on each page in reverse order, i.e., with the first at the bottom of the page.) Barry is the NTHP's director of development for historic sites.

  • Master Plan Submitted to City for Review and Available on Line - On June 6, 2010, the Master Plan Steering Committee submitted the master plan to the city for approval. The draft as submitted may be read here.

  • Winter issue of the Roland Park News has been posted to the web, here.(11/28/10)

  • Soldiers visit Roland Park Elementary class that sent them greetings last winter, see Baltimore Sun article and photo gallery.(11/28/10)

  • Roland Park Bakery and Deli receives zoning approval for move to Hampden, says the Baltimore Sun. (11/28/10)

  • Roland Park Civic League leaders are getting involved in discussions with property owners regarding garage reconstruction on Roland Avenue, according to this Baltimore Messenger article. (11/28/10)

  • Baltimore Department of Public Works announced the collection schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday.  In summary, no collection Thursday or Friday, and routes that are normally visited on Thursday will be visited on Saturday. (11/17/10.)

  • The Roland Park Deli's new home may be in Hampden, according to an article in the Messenger. (11/17/10.)
  • Residents who are curious about leaf collection should review the e-letter sent on 11/17/10. (11/17/10)

  • Kathy Hudson commented on the recent street sweeping in Roland Park.  (11/17/10)

  • The Baltimore Messenger's Kathy Hudson commented on the parking lot construction near the post office. (11/10/10)
  • The Baltimore Messenger's Kathy Hudson highlighted Roland Park's "Ciclovia 2". (11/10/10)
  • All manner of human powered locomotion took over Roland Avenue during Ciclovia on Halloween morning.  The event garnered favorable coverage in local media, including some very nice photos.  Below are some links to coverage of the event.

    Messenger article- Roland Avenue the way they like it: no cars

    Sun article - Ciclovia gives nondrivers the right of way

    Sun photo gallery

    “Baltimore Brew” article - Roland Park goes car-free for a day (11/6/10)

  • The Baltimore Messenger's Larry Perl filed a report on the October 6 Crime Meeting hosted by the Civic League. Perl's article includes an account of the concerns aired by Roland Park residents in the wake of recent incidents of robbery and burglaries in the neighborhood, along with the reaction of police representatives in attendance.  (10/14/10)
  • With places such as Roland Park shouldering a disproportionate share of Baltimore's property-tax burden, a Sep. 14 op-ed in the Sun may be of interest to local readers. As Marta H. Mossburg points out, with $15 billion in real estate exempt from property taxes because it is owned by non-profits, the city's property-tax burden rests on a comparatively narrow band of residents. In Mossburg's words, "Every household filing a tax return in the city shoulders the burden for nearly $75,000 of exempt property." Read Mossburg's piece here (9/14/10).
  • Kathy Hudson says in the Sep. 9 Messenger that "everyone should find out more about the Village at Home." The Roland Park-based Village at Home is more than just a service aimed at keeping seniors living in their own home. It "seems like a great idea for area families and individuals of all ages," says Hudson, noting the Village's contractor-vetting and airport-ride services. Click here for Hudson's article, and here for the Village's web site (9/11/10).
  • The Messenger's Larry Perl reports that the Roland Park Civic League is cautiously optimistic about the new restaurant proposed for the 4800 Roland Avenue "business block," but very anxious about traffic. According to Perl, "League members were [also] concerned about the fate of Anita Ward, whose [Roland Park Bakery and Deli] eatery would have to move by the end of the year." Perl's article is here (9/11/10).
  • The Roland Park "business block" owners' idea of having a drive-through Bank of America branch at the historic 4800 Roland Avenue site has been dropped, according to the Sep. 10 Baltimore Sun. However, the Roland Park Bakery and Deli is losing its lease, to be replaced by a more upscale and as-yet unnamed restaurant — a ""terrible, terrible, terrible" idea, in the words of customer Tish Brooks. The Sun article is here (9/11/10).
  • Kathy Hudson is against a proposal to have a drive-through Bank of America branch at Roland Park's iconic "business block," the Tudor-style shopping center at 4800 Roland Ave. The nationally famous building is thought by some to be the first purpose-built shopping strip in the country. As Hudson points out in the Sep. 8, 2010 Baltimore Messenger, the Bank of America in recent years closed drive-through branches at the Rotunda and in neighboring Evergreen. Is another really necessary? See Hudson's piece here (9/8/10).
  • "For the second year in a row," says the Baltimore Messenger's Larry Perl, "Roland Avenue will be closed to traffic for one day next month so the street can be taken over by bicyclists and pedestrians in an effort to promote recreation, fitness, neighborhood cohesiveness and local sustainability" (Sep. 8). The second Roland Park ciclovia is coming your way. The wildly popular Roland Park Civic League event last October 23 has prompted the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods and the BMore Streets for People Coalition to co-sponsor this year's event. The ciclovia will be on October 31. Read the Messenger story here (9/11/10).
  • While saying many nice things about the RolandPark.org "Then and Now" historical web site. Kathy Hudson wonders in the August 24, 2010 Baltimore Messenger if Roland Park today would ever permit a repeat of the late 1930s demolition of 106 Ridgewood Road, a house torn down to preclude its becoming a nursing home. The 106 Ridgewood Road story is here (8/24/10).
  • In the June 30, 2010 edition of the Baltimore Messenger, Larry Perl writes of the return of the Roland Park Co.'s records to the Johns Hopkins library after more than four decades at Cornell. Perl's piece is here (7/1/10).
  • Kathy Hudson says that "the jury is still out on the long-awaited Roland Park sign" that recently went up on University Parkway to replace one demolished in a car accident a few years ago. The new sign features a brass version of the RP dogwood rosette, an emblem originally designed by former a Civic League and Roads & Maintenance president, Tony Pinto. Hudson's Baltimore Messenger article is here (7/1/10).
  • "The [Roland Park] community has rarely seen such a fertile time of neighborhood activism," says the Baltimore Messenger's Larry Perl, writing of Phil Spevak's recently ended term as RP Civic League president. In the May 25, 2010 Messenger, Perl notes that Spevak is open to a role in government. Read Perl's article here (5/29/10).
  • You can never be too vigilant about crime, says Kathy Hudson, even in Roland Park (Baltimore Messenger, April 12, 2010). Read it here.
  • Kathy Husdon says that the current RP debate about joining the Baltimore Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation's list of historic districts is a "historic opportunity" worth exploring. Hudson, writing in the Mar. 9 Baltimore Messenger, laments a number of historic buildings torn down in Roland Park over the past 40 or so years. CHAP status might have protected them. Hudson's piece is here (3/11/10).
  • Roger L. Ervin , the 2007 Tuxedo Park rapist, has been sentenced to life plus 93 years, according to the Mar. 6 Baltimore Sun. Ervin, who in 2007 had been out of prison for four years after a 1985 burglary, assaulted, raped and robbed the 59-year-old victim in her house. DNA evidence notwithstanding, Ervin maintains his innocence. Here is Tricia Bishop's report (3/6/10).
  • "A Tuxedo Park man, described as a good Samaritan, was mugged in a rare attempted robbery in the low-crime neighborhood near Roland Park while walking his dog March 1," reports the Mar. 4 Baltimore Messenger's Larry Perl. In a crime that stunned locals, the man was severely pistol whipped while taking his dog for a late-night walk. Read Perl's story here (3/6/10).
  • "Governor O’Malley’s 'Enough already!' remarks Wednesday night, urging Marylanders to be patient, brought perspective and quieted quick criticism" about the response to the blizzard of 2010, says Kathy Hudson in the Feb. 11 Baltimore Messenger. It is here (2/12/10).
  • "FOG is a big problem with city sewers. FOG stands for fat, oil and grease," says Kathy Hudson in the Feb. 9 Baltimore Messenger. Click here to read Hudson's report on the city's Feb. 4 presentation to the Roland Park Civic League (2/10/10).
  • Writing in the Feb. 9 Baltimore Messenger, Kathy Hudson wishes that snow plowing around here had been as efficient as that in Baltimore County. Nonetheless, she points out that this is a "record-breaking snowstorm and the city has limited resources and a huge job," continuing that there is nothing to stop us taking up shovel and blower ourselves. Read Hudson here (2/10/10).
  • Kathy Hudson in the Jan. 13 Baltimore Messenger opines on the incongruence of a sharply increased property-tax assessment and the threatened removal of Roland Park's fire truck no. 25 to the Hampden fire station. Click here (1/19/10).
  • "I will do better," said city Fire Chief Jim Clack, apologizing for not having had his department inform RP area Councilwoman Sharon Middleton about the ongoing rotating closure of the Roland Park fire station. Defending the policy, however, Clack said that rotating closures are a strategy to stave off the permanent closure of various stations in the city. With a departmental budget shortfall soon to climb to $13 million, Clack has no other option, he says. Clack was speaking to the Roland Park Civic League's Jan. 7 meeting. Read Larry Perl's Jan. 8 Baltimore Messenger report on the meeting here (1/12/10).
  • The city is "playing with fire in Roland Park," says Larry Perl in the Baltimore Messenger, Jan. 6. To residents' concern and anger, the city has temporarily rotated out of service one of Roland Park's two fire-fighting vehicles, engine 44 and truck 25, no fewer than 50 times in the past six months. "The practice doesn't sit well with the Civic League," says the article. The full story is here (1/7/10).
  • "Does it count for nothing," asks Kathy Hudson, "that Roland Park and surrounding communities helped secure over $240,000 to repair and make safer the Roland Park fire station?" Hudson goes on in the Jan. 3 Baltimore Messenger to report on a 15-minute response to a Roland Park fire on Christmas Day, and the eventual showing up of a non-local fire engine driven by a crew that understandably did not know the neighborhood. Hudson is here (1/3/10).
  • "The Civic League is fact-finding" about the issue of firehouse closure, notes the Baltimore Messenger's Larry Perl, Jan. 3. This comes on the heels of December 2009's surprise revelation that the Roland Park firehouse is frequently closed by the city, despite the neighborhood's having raised between $40,000 and $50,000 for its renovation last year. The Perl story is here (1/3/10).
  • On Dec. 16, both the Baltimore Messenger and the Baltimore Sun reported the conviction of Roger L. Ervin, 48, for the summer 2007 rape of a Tuxedo Park grandmother. Ervin, who faces life plus 118 years in prison, will be sentenced on Feb. 12, 2010. The story is a chilling reminder that, even in our bucolic part of the city, we and our immediate neighbors can't let our guard down. Please — keep your doors locked! The Messenger story is here and the Sun report here (12/19/09).
  • The 2009 reduction in post office hours at the Roland Park branch is a serious concern, says Kathy Hudson in the Dec. 2 Baltimore Messenger. With so many schools and small businesses in its immediate vicinity, there seems no logic to the postal service's decision to keep the branch so short staffed that it must close from 1-3 p.m. daily — precisely during people's lunch hours, when it would be most useful to keep it open. You can read it here (12/3/09).
  • Gundy's gift shop at Deepdene and Roland, though not always at that location, is turning 70. Kathy Hudson, in the November 4 Messenger, reminisces about childhood trips to this "go-to place for children's birthday party gifts." Hudson is here (11/11/09).
  • The 2 November 2009 Bmore on-line magazine featured a video clip of an interview with Roland Park resident Marty Millspaugh who, as president of Charles Center Inner Harbor Management, Inc., led the effort to redevelop the Inner Harbor back in the 1960s and '70s. The Inner Harbor has just been honored with the Urban Land Institute's Heritage Award. See the clip here (11/3/09).
  • In an article that is not about Roland Park per se, but which is very pertinent nonetheless, Elizabeth Keyser argues in the Oct. 29 Connecticut Fairfield Weekly that we should not be raking leaves away every fall. "Fallen leaves are a healthy, ecologically important part of nature and not a blight on the neighborhood," says Keyser. Read it here (11/1/09).
  • The Oct. 6, 2009 WBAL-TV evening news carried a segment on the Roland Park Country School's sponsored walk today to raise money for the Roland Park firehouse, the city's oldest. The "All-school Walk" has been held for 12 years. The segment is here (10/6/09).
  • Please click here to read the Washington Post Oct. 6, 2009 story on Carol Greider's joint winning of the Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology. Carol is a Roland Park resident (10/6/09).
  • The October 5, 2009 New York Times carried a piece by Joshua Kurlantzick about spending a weekend in Baltimore. Roland Park's Petit Louis gets a flattering mention here (10/5/09).
  • Writing in the September 1 Baltimore Messenger, Kathy Hudson finds it hard to reconcile the city's plan to eliminate or greatly reduce the tree-planted median strip in front of Gilman School with Roland Park's status as an environmental sustainability neighborhood. Read Hudson here (9/2/09).
  • Says Larry Perl in the August 5 Baltimore Messenger, an off-leash dog area may be in the offing for Wyman Park Dell in Charles Village. However, a recent public meeting to discuss something similar for Patterson Park has drawn heat. Click here to read the story (8/10/09).
  • The 29 July Baltimore Messenger touts Petit Louis' $5,000 donation to the Roland Park Home for Heroes firehouse campaign, describes the campaign and lists all the neighborhood's generous contributors. The Larry Perl story is here (7/29/09).
  • In the July 29 Messenger, Kathy Hudson laments that the city's emptying of public trash cans is sadly lagging as compared to the quite efficient transition to One Plus One residential trash hauling. Hudson's right here (7/29/09).
  • The Messenger, July 15, reports that the matter of the Notre Dame entrance onto Charles Street still smolders on. When first proposed in 2004, the plan generated a firestorm, eventually ending up in professional mediation. At present, the college has no funding for the project but has not abandoned it. The story is here (7/29/09).
  • After the dog-leash controversy last spring, Loni Ingraham reports in the 17 July Messenger that the currently closed Robert E. Lee Park will be reopened in part as a dog park. The city-owned park has been leased to Baltimore County, in whose jurisdiction the park actually lies. Baltimore County has secured $6 million for park upgrades and the replacement of the derelict pedestrian bridge at the park's main entrance. Full story here (7/20/09).
  • Kathy Hudson muses in the July 15 Messenger that the downturned economy is prompting many Roland Parkers to stick around this summer, eschewing vacations and instead undertaking many charitable and voluntary activities. Hudson is here (7/20/09).
  • The July 15 Messenger reports that Roland Park artist Mary Ann Mears has been awarded one of only eight 2009 Distinguished Service to the Arts awards by the National Governors' Association. Details are here (7/20/09).
  • Larry Perl in the July 15 Messenger reports on Roland Park Place's revised parking-lot expansion plan. This calls for the demolition of the 1889 church at 4001 Roland Avenue, but the preservation of the house at 4021 Roland. This is the reverse of last March's plan. The Perl story is here (7/20/09).
  • The July 8 Messenger carried a story on Roland Park's renowned local Fourth of July parade and child-drenching affair. This adored ritual has continued for many years and no self-respecting Parker kid would dream of missing it. Read Larry Perl's article here (7/11/09).
  • The new city-installed, chain-link and barbed-wire fence around the neighborhood's iconic Roland Water Tower, built in 1904-05, prompted an article by Larry Perl in the July 8 Messenger. A new group, Perl reports, has been formed to save the tower, one of only two in this style in Baltimore. The group is called Friends of the Roland Water Tower. The group envisages a three-to-five-year campaign to raise the necessary $750,000 to $1 million necessary to preserve the tower. It is here (7/11/09).
  • In the July 1 Baltimore Messenger, Adam Bednar writes about the impending introduction of speed cameras in Roland Park, which are supported by the RP Civic League. (To anticipate the obvious question, apparently you need to be going 12 or more miles an hour over the speed limit to get a ticket.) The story is here (7/11/09).
  • Writing in the Baltimore Messenger, June 29, Kathy Hudson muses that, with the rollout of the new One Plus One domestic trash-and-recycling program, the city should do more to make public recycling receptacles available. Read Hudson here (7/2/09).
  • Larry Perl, writing in the June 24, 2009, Baltimore Messenger, has a pleasing article about this summer's Cross Keys Village MovieFest, in part organized by RP resident Blake Goldsmith. The article is here (6/24/09).
  • The Messenger's Kathy Hudson muses on the benefits to RP of improved public transportation, perhaps an RP shuttle, as in Hampden. Read it here (6/17/09).
  • The coffee shop's loss is Re Deux's gain, writes the Messenger's Larry Perl of the consignment shop that has taken the place of the nixed café at Wyndhurst Station. The full story is here (6/17/09).
  • The proposed Wyndhurst Station café and coffee shop has been at least temporarily derailed by community opposition, primarily in Wyndhurst (Tuxedo and Embla parks) and Blythewood, says Larry Perl in the June 17 Baltimore Messenger. Read Perl's article here (6/18/09).
  • Tying in with Kathy Hudson's June 4 piece (below), the June 6 Messenger carried an article by Adam Bednar about, on the micro level, RP's raising of $36,000 for repairs to the firehouse on Upland Road but, on the macro level, about Roland Park's astonishing level of civic engagement and charitable activity over the past few months. It's here (6/7/09).
  • Kathy Hudson's June 4 Messenger opinion piece ruminates on the stimulation to be had from living in a "responsive, engaged community." Read Hudson's views here (6/7/09).
  • May 28's Baltimore Messenger carried an article on the revival of the "Rolden" Association, the neighborhood association for the 4000-4100 block of Roland Ave. The association is opposing Roland Park Place's plans to demolish a house it owns on Roland Ave., next to a nursery school, to make way for a parking lot. RPP is reconsidering its options in the face of local opposition to the plan. Here is the article (5/28/09).
  • On May 27, the Messenger printed a report by Larry Perl about May 21's Roland Park Civic League annual meeting. Perl reports that RP has made a new offer (sum undisclosed) to the Baltimore Country Club for its unwanted 17-acre tract, continuing that the "ill will has dissipated" between RP and the BCC. The article is here (5/28/09).
  • The Messenger's Larry Perl reports that Kittredge Properties' plan to open a coffeee shop and café at Wyndhurst Station is causing divisions among Wyndhurst Improvement Association members. WIA is one of the three local associations that must agree to the project before it can move forward. The story is here (5/21/09).
  • Kittredge Properties, which would like to install a gourmet café at Wyndhurst Station, says, "If there is opposition from the neighborhoods, we will not proceed," according to Larry Perl, writing in the May 13 Baltimore Messenger. The would-be café is currently blocked by a still standing 1976 covenant-like agreement between the then owner of the building and the three area associations (Roland Park, Wyndhurst and Blythewood). The article is here (5/13/09).
  • The City Council has cut back the unleashed-dog fine to $200, as Councilman James B. Kraft tells dog lovers that it was only raised (from $100) accidentally. The fine for failing to scoop your dog's poop will also be lowered from $1,000 to $200. At a council meeting on May 12, Roland Parkers on both sides of the issue testified, according to the May 13 Baltimore Sun. Find the story here (5/13/09).
  • Kathy Hudson recommends native plants for Roland Park yards, in the May 10 Baltimore Messenger, and suggests the RP Beautification Committee's May 16 sale as the place to get them. The article is here (5/12/09).
  • "Baltimore Messenger staff writer Adam Bednar has won three awards in the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association's annual journalism contest," April 24, writes Larry Perl for the Baltimore Messenger, April 29. In various categories, Bednar won two first-place awards and one second-place award, the latter for his reporting on the BCC/Keswick matter. The article is here (5/1/09).
  • After protests from outraged city dog lovers, writes the Sun's Brent Jones, Councilman Ed Reisinger has agreed to introduce a bill to lower the new and astonishing $1,000 dog fine to $250 for first-time citations. This is still $150 higher than the older $100 fine. Residents socked with one of the fines, at whatever rate, can appeal it at the Environmental Court. The story is here (4/17/09).
  • Unleashed-dog fines now start at $1,000, writes Brent Jones for the Baltimore Sun. This is 10 times the previous fine. Though it is scarcely conceivable that a city such as Baltimore does not have better things to do with public employees' time than stick it to dog walkers, the City Council approved the increase last year as a revenue-raising measure. The article is here and this web site's link to contact your city elected officials is here (4/17/09).
  • Roland Park dog lovers are fuming at the city's clampdown on unleashed canines, writes Adam Bednar in the April 15 Baltimore Messenger. After Plat 1 resident Hugh Holman received a $450 fine for having three dalmations off leash in Stony Run Park, his wife wonders why the city isn't concentrating on people who fight dogs, not love them. Is this sorry tale wagging your dog (4/15/09)?
  • The Roland Park Elementary/Middle School is the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts School of Excellence in Arts Education Award, writes Janice Jewell in the April 3 Messenger. the full story is here (4/9/09).
  • The March 4, 2009 Baltimore Messenger carries a story by Adam Bednar on neighborhood web sites, including this one. It is here (3/6/09).
  • WBFF Fox 45 had a short piece on the evening news after the Feb. 28, 2009 Roland Park firehouse fund raiser in St. David's church. Fox 45's short web-site story is here and the multimedia clip is here, http://www.foxbaltimore.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wbff_vid_2049.shtml (the clip does not work with all browsers) (3/2/09).
  • WJZ Channel 13 ran a news story on Feb. 23, 2009 about Roland Park's willingness to step up to the plate by raising, to date, $14,000 for the RP firehouse, the oldest operational one in Baltimore. The spring 2009 goal is $30,000, which obviously will save the cash-strapped city government a like amount. The article is here. (Multimedia here: http://wjz.com/seenon/old.fire.station.2.941808.html, 2/23/09.)
  • On Feb. 18 in the Messenger, Adam Bednar reports that the Maryland General Assembly is considering a bill (HB 744) to set aside $110,000 for renovations and repairs at the Roland Park firehouse. The city would be required to contribute $20,000 in matching funds. Roland Park itself is trying currently to raise $30,000. Read the story here (2/19/09).
  • Susan Newhouse's Village at Home fledgling organization is mentioned in this Jan. 12 Messenger article by Adam Bednar about aging-in-place models of senior care. Under the aging-in-place concept, volunteers assist seniors with various tasks, permitting them to remain in their own homes instead of being institutionalized. The article is here (1/29/09).
  • The Baltimore Messenger's Jazzmen Tynes reports on the 25th anniversary of the Roland Park Bakery and Deli, located on the north side of the RP commercial center at Roland and Upland. Before starting the deli in 1983, owner Anita Ward's sole restaurant experience had been a week's work in a sandwich shop! See Tynes' article here (1/29/09).
  • The Baltimore Messenger's Adam Bednar reports, Nov. 25, on yet more proposed development for the general Roland Park area, this time for an expanded Jesuit community at 5704 Roland Avenue, within the purview of neighboring North Roland Park. Click here to read the article (11/25/08).
  • For the Nov. 25 Messenger, Kathy Creamer reports on the kick-off meeting of RP resident Susan Newhouse's "Village at Home." Once operational, the VaH will permit seniors to continue living in their own homes by networking them with an organization of volunteers to assist them "with services like transportation, minor home repairs, activities, and referrals to trusted contractors." Read it here (11/25/08).
  • The Nov. 9 edition of the Baltimore Sun published an interview with Roland Park Civic League First Vice President Louise Phipps Senft, who with runs Louise Phipps Senft and Associates, a mediation service. The Sun interview is here (1/20/09).