Maryland cannabis regulators have now awarded full licenses to Baltimore’s first two medical marijuana providers.
A small throng banded together in North Baltimore’s Wyman Park Dell on Sunday evening, many to impart a forceful, resolute message: “If they won’t tear it down, we’ll replace it!”
Wyman Park and Hampden residents aren’t opposed to the idea of medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Baltimore. They just want to know, why does it have to be in their neighborhood?
Baltimore Police say a 64-year-old man was stabbed and robbed while sitting on a bench at Wyman Park Dell on Monday evening in one of a pair of incidents near Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus.
Last weekend JHU community volunteers dug in to a large planting project sponsored by the Friends of Wyman Park Dell. It was is part of the implementation of a master plan prepared by Mahan Rykiel, a Wyman Park landscape architect. Many others who care about wildlife and landscaping contributed to the effort. Duncan Stuart, a certified arborist, contributed many volunteer hours removing invasive species, in order to prepare the way for Saturday’s massive planting. Brenton Landscape Architecture prepared the detailed landscape plan. A highlight of the landscape plan? Seventeen dogwood trees that now edge the southern rim of the dell. Eighty-seven native shrubs and trees were planted on the forested slopes of the dell.
Plant materials included spicebush, arrowood, winterberry, low bush blueberry, chokeberry, shadbush, and the previously mentioned dogwood. The planting of some of the specified woody shrubs and trees has been deferred until later in the season. Brenton Landscape Architecture’s design for the dell also includes 2,000 perennials and ferns. The landscapers anticipate that the perennials and ferns will be installed in the fall of 2014.
Replacing exotic invasive plant species with natives, greatly enhances habitat value for birds and other charismatic wildlife, which is especially important at this time of radical climate change and loss of wildlife diversity. Approximately 50 fraternity and sorority members from Johns Hopkins showed up in good spirits on the rainy Saturday morning to assist with the planting. Given the weekend weather, watering of the plant materials, at time of installation was not of great concern. Friends of Wyman Park Dell will be looking for volunteers for the summer and fall to maintain the new plantings, and for future installations. Please contact them at http://www.wymanparkdell.org/ if you’d like to lend a hand.
Ciclovia, (pronounced: seek-low-VEE-uh) how I do love thee! You are one of the most fun events that take place in Baltimore all year, and you take place just feet from my door.
I do not have to get in car to reach you, ciclovia. In fact, I MUST not get in a car to reach you. Cars are not allowed on your streets, ciclovia. Feet, bikes, trikes, scooters, skates, unicycles, wagons only are allowed. No motorized vehicles of any sort for you, ciclovia. You are clean and green.
And this spring, ciclovia, you take place on a Saturday, NOT on a Sunday: Saturday, May 5, from noon to 4 p.m. What a civilized hour.
HOT HOUSE: 3733 Keswick Road, Baltimore 21211
End-of-group brick townhouse built in 1927, in good condition. Three floors, 2,200 square feet, with four bedrooms, two full and one half baths, finished basement and rear mahogany deck : $ 274,900
What: A basic row house, recently and nicely refurbished, which, in addition to the price and location, makes it an interesting proposition. Open floor plan and high ceilings add light and space. The kitchen is new, with Energy Star appliances, blonde wood cabinets and corian countertops. There are hardwood floors in the main rooms. Large finished ‘above-ground lower level’ has the fourth bedroom and custom storage.
Nearby properties are well-kept and tidy, with lots of trees. Neighbors seem to be proud members of the 99%, judging by the signs.
Where: Keswick Road runs from Roland Park south across 40th Street and down through Hampden. This house is three blocks south of 40th Street and three blocks north of the Avenue, on the east side of the Rotunda. Hopkins has just purchased the large Zurich insurance building at the Rotunda, so it’s a good bet that with Hopkins as an anchor, and the mall owner shopping around for a boutique grocery store (Trader Joe’s?) to replace the Giant, eventual redevelopment of this area will raise property values all around.
Why: Affordable property in a safe, stable city neighborhood. The open spaces of Wyman Park, famous for its dog walking areas, are just a two minute walk away. The fun shops and restaurants on the Avenue in Hampden are about five.
Why Not: No really good public schools.
Who: Young professionals, or older with dogs. JHU employees could walk to work from here.
NB: No central air.