Cherry Hill

Giant snapping turtle found wandering the gutters of Baltimore City

Photo via BARCS/Facebook

A huge snapping turtle recently left his winter hibernation spot to explore new terrain: the streets of Baltimore.

The 5th Annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival Airing Virtually on July 4


The 5th Annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival will air virtually on Sunday, July 4th starting at 1pm! It is FREE to enjoy and appropriate for all ages! Visit for more information.

Thanks to lead sponsor South Baltimore Gateway Partnerships, Inc., you’ll hear musical performances from Maysa, Teddy Douglas, Mighty Mark & Friends, The Kelly Bell Band, Jahworks and many more!

Cherry Hill celebrates one year with no homicides in Safe Streets target area


The Cherry Hill neighborhood in South Baltimore has recorded just one homicide in the past 365 days, and zero killings within its Safe Streets target areas, even as the city’s overall killing rate for 2021 outpaces 2020’s numbers.

Firm behind New York’s High Line set to take over planning vision for South Baltimore waterfront areas

The design firm James Corner Field Operations is developing a vision for the South Baltimore waterfront.

Planning for the revitalization of Baltimore’s Middle Branch waterfront is getting back on track, with the pending hiring of a design team led by a prominent consultant who has worked on transformative projects such as the High Line in New York City.

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates is scheduled this week to approve a request to commission James Corner Field Operations and other project partners to update a master plan guiding development along 11 miles of shoreline on the southern edge of Baltimore, framing the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.

Chosen redesign for Middle Branch waterfront would turn Hanover Street Bridge into park, build new bridge to Port Covington

Image via presentation from West 8/courtesy of Parks and People Foundation

Dutch landscape design firm West 8 has emerged as the top contender among three companies that submitted proposals to beautify and repurpose the Middle Branch Waterfront—and its plan proposes a major urban planning overhaul for South Baltimore.

Here are three plans for a complete redesign of the Middle Branch waterfront

A rendering from Hargreaves Jones’ submission to redesign the Middle Branch waterfront, one of three proposals. Image via Hargreaves Jones/Parks and People Foundation.

Ignored by and large for decades as the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and other harbor locales redeveloped, the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River is now due for a beautification.

Three national landscape architecture firms have submitted proposals, unveiled today, for a planned waterfront park stretching 11 miles of shoreline in Cherry Hill, Westport, Brooklyn, Port Covington and other neighborhoods in view of the Hanover Street Bridge.