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"Midday in the Neighborhood"

Midday in the Neighborhood is an occasional series which spotlights the remarkable tapestry of communities that make up the city of Baltimore. 

From time to time, we’ll sit down with people who are actively involved in their neighborhoods, to learn about the kinds of communities, rich and poor, black and white, well-known and off-the-radar, that comprise the fabric of our diverse and often quirky hometown. 

If you're involved in the leadership of your neighborhood, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email with your contact information to midday@wypr.org, and one of our producers will be in touch.

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Today, it’s another edition of Midday in the Neighborhood, a series in which we’ve set out to spotlight the remarkable tapestry of communities that make up the city of Baltimore. According to the group Live Baltimore, there are 278 unique neighborhoods in our city, full of folks working to make their communities, and our city, better.

With this series, we hope to hear from people who live in every neighborhood in our diverse and vibrant city, and to get their perspective on what’s right about Baltimore, what can be improved, and what people may not know about our many different communities.

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Today, it’s another edition of Midday in the Neighborhood, a series in which we’ve set out to spotlight the remarkable tapestry of communities that make up the city of Baltimore.  According to the group Live Baltimore, there are 278 unique neighborhoods in our city, full of folks working to make their communities, and our city, better.  

The intention of this series is, over time, to hear from people who actually live in all of the neighborhoods in our diverse and vibrant city, and get their perspectives on what’s right about Baltimore, what can be  improved, and what people may not know about our many different communities.  

Today, Tom is joined by people who are active in three adjacent neighborhoods on the city’s West side:  Upton, which includes one of Baltimore’s most historic thoroughfares, Pennsylvania Avenue; Bolton Hill, bordered on its western perimeter by Eutaw Place, and home to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); and Penn North, just south of Druid Hill Park, a magnificent greenspace designed in 1860 by Howard Daniel, John H. Latrobe and George Frederick. 

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Today, it's another edition of Midday in the Neighborhood, a series in which we’ve set out to spotlight the remarkable tapestry of communities that make up the city of Baltimore.   Today, Tom is joined in Studio A by representatives of Ednor Gardens-Lakeside, located in northeast Baltimore off 33rd Street; and Coldspring Newtown, on the west side of town, south of Cylburn Arboretum.  

LaWanda Edwards is an active member of the Coldspring Newtown Community Association. 

Joseph Kane is Vice President of the Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Civic Association. 

Today's program was live-streamed on WYPR's Facebook page. You can watch that video here.

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Today, it's another edition of Midday in the Neighborhood, an occasional series in which we've set out to spotlight the remarkable tapestry of communities that make up  the city of Baltimore.

Tom is joined in Studio A by representatives of three Baltimore neighborhoods: 

Greenmount West, located just north and east of Penn Station; 

Ridgely’s Delight, which is that historic little wedge downtown between Camden Yards, the University of Maryland Medical Center and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; and

Canton, the large waterfront community just east of Fells Point.

Lauren Kelly-Washington is president of the Greenmount West Community AssociationBen Marks is the president of the Ridgely's Delight Association. Michael Woollen is a member of the Canton Community Association and the founder of Canton Canopy, a neighborhood tree planting program.

We livestreamed this conversation on the WYPR Facebook page.  If you missed it, click here to watch.

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Today, it’s another edition of Midday in the Neighborhood, an occasional series in which we’ve set out to spotlight the remarkable tapestry of communities that make up the city of Baltimore.  Tom is joined in Studio A by representatives of three Baltimore neighborhoods:  Reservoir Hill, located just south of Druid Hill Park, near the city’s geographic center;  Overlea, located in the far northeast corner of the city, on the Baltimore County line;  and Federal Hill-South, on the southwestern bank of the Inner Harbor in South Baltimore.   Joyce Richardson is co-chair of the Board of Directors for the Reservoir Hill Improvement CouncilCaitlin Ceryes is president of the Overlea Community Association.  Mark Jaskulski is president of the Federal Hill-South Neighborhood Association.

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According to the Live Baltimore, the organization that, as its name suggests, promotes city living, there are 278 neighborhoods in Baltimore.  Today, we begin a new series that shines a light on each of them.  From time to time, we’ll sit down with people who are actively involved in their neighborhoods, to learn about the kinds of communities, rich and poor, black and white, well-known and off-the-radar, that comprise the fabric of our diverse and often quirky hometown. 

Tom's guests today are: 

Sache Jones, Director of Health and Food Justice at the No Boundaries Coalition in Sandtown-Winchester on the West Side.

Kim Lane, Executive Director of Pigtown Main Street, a couple of miles south of Sandtown, also on the West side.

Kelly Cross, President of the Old Goucher Community Associationin the center of Baltimore City.