Top Stories: Opposition to Planned Roland Park North Apartments, Mayor of Hampden’s Trike Stolen, Secluded $1.3 Million House for Sale in Ruxton

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Last week, Ed Gunts covered a testy community meeting at the Radisson Cross Keys that featured more than 200 North Baltimore residents discussing a developer’s planned six-story, 128-unit apartment building off of Falls Road and Northern Parkway. Many gathered to ask why now, not earlier, had Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Shaffer called a public meeting to get feedback from members of the public about the project.

In one public tiff, the developer, Jonathan Ehrenfeld of Blue Ocean Realty, asked a resident who was there to oppose the plan why he’d asked earlier on if he could join in as an investor. (The man responded that he wanted to work from the inside and help plan the project.)

Other residents from nearby neighborhoods voiced concerns about traffic worsening on Falls Road, or apologized for knowing about the development early on but having not informed their neighbors.

“The issue is bigger than our immediate neighborhood,” said Poplar Hill resident Mary Ann Mears, mother of former mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry. “It’s how business is being done in the city of Baltimore. It needs to be more transparent.”

Here were our other top stories during the last seven days:

Ethan McLeod – “Someone Stole the ‘Patron Saint’ of Hampden’s Wheels, and He Plans to Get Them Back” – Wednesday, May 31

Cynthia McIntyre – “Deep In The Woods, But Not Too Far From Graul’s: Ruxton Mid-Century Asks $1.295M” – Tuesday, May 30

Stephen Babcock – “O’s Fans Have an Answer for Red Sox Maryland Flag Shirt” – Friday, May 26

Ed Gunts – “The Annabel Lee Tavern is the Latest Baltimore Restaurant to Shutter its Doors” – Friday, May 26

Lauren Eller – “Second Body Recovered from Inner Harbor within a Week” – Friday, May 26

Ethan McLeod – “Mayor Pugh Suggests Auctioning Off City’s Confederate Statues to Pay for their Removal” – Tuesday, May 30

Ed Gunts – “After 50 Years in Business, Interior Designer Rita St. Clair is ‘Downsizing’ and Auctioning Off Pieces of Her Collection” – Wednesday, May 24

Stephen Babcock – “Red Sox Co-opt Maryland Flag for T-Shirts, and Plan to Wear Them in Baltimore” – Thursday, May 25

Ethan McLeod – “Bill Gilmore Stepping Down as CEO of BOPA” – Thursday, June 1

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