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Investing in Park Heights


With the recent unveiling of the Pimlico redevelopment project, the future of Park Heights is looking brighter. Coupled with the revitalization efforts in Central Park Heights – work that is supported by CHAI – it could lift up the neighborhood, positively impacting the entire community.

The plan, which provides for keeping the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, turns over 50 acres of land to private developers to build housing and commercial buildings. It calls for flexible spaces that could be customized, with the idea that the infield could be used for athletic fields, book fairs and farmer’s markets.

It also includes a new clubhouse, which will be utilized for Preakness. And, it brings in the potential for new jobs, with an estimated 1,500 permanent job opportunities when the site is built out.

Watch: Park Heights’ Davon Fleming Moves into Top 8 on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Davon Fleming performing live. Still via “The Voice” and NBC/YouTube.

Baltimore native Davon Fleming belted his way into another round on the national televised singing competition “The Voice” last night, with a crucial assist from viewers.

Park Heights Singer Davon Fleming Crushes it on ‘The Voice’

Still via “The Voice”/YouTube

A 25-year-old Park Heights gospel singer was an instant standout on last night’s episode of NBC’s singing competition show “The Voice,” belting out a pristine, soulful rendition of Amy Winehouse’s “Me and Mr. Jones.”

Tailgate With A Purpose This Fall


When Dori Chait moved to Baltimore in 2005, she quickly discovered that in the fall, everything revolves around the Ravens. So today, the former New Yorker is incorporating what she’s learned about her adopted community into a volunteer project she hopes others get behind.

Six Baltimore Teens Indicted for Alleged 60-Gun Heist in Park Heights in 2015

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A half-dozen Baltimore teenagers were indicted Monday on hundreds of combined charges related to their alleged roles in a major gun heist in the Park Heights neighborhood nearly two years ago.

City Tears Down Nine Vacant Homes in Park Heights

RIP Park Heights 4600 block. Courtesy Baltimore Housing/Twitter
RIP Park Heights 4600 block. Courtesy Baltimore Housing/Twitter

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake may be on her way out of office in six weeks, but she’s not going without first knocking down some more dilapidated homes.

PBS Program Trumpets the Good News from Baltimore


If you happened to spend Earth Day inside watching TV, you might have seen Baltimore showcased in the new episode of PBS’s Earth:  The Operator’s Manual. The episode, “Energy Quest USA,” shone a spotlight on innovative ways that various communities are reducing energy consumption — and it was a very welcome spot of encouraging news amid the general gloominess that’s out there.

The program focused on BNEC, the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge, a grassroots effort that tried to bring energy-saving tips directly to city residents, using a neighbor-to-neighbor communication network. In other words, BNEC neighborhood captains not only set up booths at block parties, they also went door-to-door, handing out energy-efficient light bulbs and even inviting themselves inside homes to give hands-on demonstrations of energy-saving tips. The program capitalizes on the idea that “knowledge about energy savings is contagious,” in the words of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

Taking a cue from other cities, BNEC also made saving energy into a competition between neighborhoods — and were surprised to see who ended up winning.