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Memorial Service for Jim Baldridge

9 Jan

On December 20th Navy veteran, union member, advocate and 4th District resident Jim Baldridge passed away peacefully in the comfort  of his home.  A well known community member – we will best remember Jim as a great listener, a wonderful friend and a passionate leader.  Details for Mr. Baldridge’s Memorial Service are listed below:

Memorial Service for Jim Baldridge

Saturday February 17, 2018 – 2:00 pm

Govans Presbyterian Church

5828 York Road

Baltimore, MD  21212

Reception following the service

We ask that you remember his wife Margaret and family in your thoughts and prayers.  

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The 2018 Public Works Calendar Is in the Mail

27 Dec

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., announced that the 2018 Department of Public Works (DPW) Calendar is in the mail to Baltimore City residents. The calendar provides a wealth of important information for City residents, with dates and times for scheduled DPW services, convenience center drop-off hours and locations, and upcoming events. 

In addition, each month of the calendar highlights important information about the delivery of DPW services. For instance, January provides information on recycling; May highlights the popular Big Truck Day event; and October features the Mayor’s Fall Cleanup. 

The calendar also contains schedule information for quadrant Mechanical Street Sweeping, dates and locations for household hazardous waste drop off days and discount recycle bin sales, and the information for the 2018 Dam Jam which will be held at Lake Montebello this summer.

Information on City holidays, and on recycling/trash makeup days are also provided.  

Citizens should keep the calendar handy all year to plan ahead for DPW events and services.

The calendar is free. City residents who have not received a calendar within the next two weeks should call 311 to request one. The calendar will also be posted on-line in English and Spanish at publicworks.baltimorecity.gov.

Christmas Tree Mulching & Recycling

27 Dec

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced that residents will be able to recycle their Christmas tree by turning it into mulch beginning January 6.   DPW will offer tree mulching services for Baltimore City residents through January 31 (except for City holidays).  Mulching services will be offered Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center located at 2840 Sisson Street in west Baltimore.

Residents may bring bags or containers to collect mulch for their own use. Community groups are also encouraged to bring bags or containers and collect free mulch for neighborhood gardens, while supplies last. 

Please make sure that all ornaments and tinsel have been removed from your tree prior to mulching.

 

Curbside Tree Collection

For residents who cannot bring their trees in for mulching, DPW will offer curbside tree collection beginning Tuesday, January 9 through Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Residents should set out trees on their regularly scheduled trash collection day, at the same location where their trash is collected. All tinsel and ornaments must be removed from trees before they are set out for curbside collection, or brought in for mulching.

 

Recycle Christmas paper

In addition, citizens are reminded to continue to recycle wrapping paper and recyclable packaging from gifts.  This should be set out on your normal recycling collection day.  For more information about recycling please visit the Recycling Services section at publicworks.baltimorecity.gov.

 

Holiday schedule

New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, and Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 15 are city holidays. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ (DPW) offices and yards will be closed. There will be no mechanical street sweeping; trash and recycling collections do not occur on Mondays.

Smoke Detectors Available!

27 Dec

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE WORKING SMOKE DETECTORS IN YOUR HOME, PLEASE CALL BALTIMORE’S 311 CALL CENTER TODAY!

You must call before 7 p.m. any day of the week.  Once you answer a few questions, someone from the Fire Department will come out to your house within 2 hours.  

Someone 18 years old or older must be home in order for the Fire Dept. to come into your home to replace or install new FREE smoke detectors. 

Please share this important information with your neighbors!  With live Christmas trees in homes, candles, space heaters, etc., we all must be vigilant in preventing tragedies.

Leaf Collection Season

27 Dec

DPW is collecting leaves from city residents by appointment.  Leaf collections will continue through Monday, Jan. 8.

Leaves can be collected in two ways:

Weekly trash pick-up: Bagged leaves are collected on regularly scheduled trash collection days. DPW solid waste crews collect up to 5 bags of leaves from each address every week.

By Appointment: Bagged leaves, up to 20 bags, will be collected by appointment on Mondays, during the leaf collection season, Oct. 30 – Jan. 8. 

Please call 311 before 6 p.m. on Sunday to arrange a leaf collection for the following Monday.  Residents may schedule multiple appointments for up to two months prior to the pick-up date. Multiple appointments may be scheduled until all of your bagged leaves are collected.

Veterans Day will be observed as a City holiday on Friday, November 10

8 Nov

NO TRASH AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS: There will be no trash or recycling collections this Friday in Baltimore City.

Make-up Trash and Recycling Day is Saturday, November 11 for those whose collections are on Friday.

 

DPW YARDS CLOSED: All Citizen Convenience Centers will be CLOSED, including the Quarantine Road Landfill.

MECHANICAL STREET SWEEPING: There will be NO Mechanical Street Sweeping on November 10. Street Sweeping parking restrictions will NOT be in effect that day.

 

BULK TRASH: There will be NO bulk trash collection scheduled on the Veterans Day holiday.

 

PARKING METERS: Parking meters WILL be in effect on November 10 and November 11.

Community Farm Stand

8 Nov

Come pick up a bag of fresh fruits and vegetables for only $7 (a $15 value in your grocery store)!

Where:  5225 York Road

When:  Every 1st, 3rd & sometimes 5th Sunday, 2-6pm

Produce varies each week.  Learn more at www.produceinasnap.com

 

Leaf Collection Season

8 Nov

Fall Leaves

DPW has begun collecting leaves from city residents by appointment.  Leaf collections, by appointment, will continue through Monday, Jan. 8.  Leaves can be collected in two ways:

 

Weekly trash pick-up: Bagged leaves are collected on regularly scheduled trash collection days. DPW solid waste crews collect up to 5 bags of leaves from each address every week.

 

By Appointment: Bagged leaves, up to 20 bags, will be collected by appointment on Mondays, during the leaf collection season, Oct. 30 – Jan. 8. 

Please call 311 before 6 p.m. on Sunday to arrange a leaf collection for the following Monday.  Residents may schedule multiple appointments for up to two months prior to the pick-up date. Multiple appointments may be scheduled until all of your bagged leaves are collected.

York Road Fall Clean Ups

8 Nov

It’s time to get our hands dirty to beautify our community!  Join with fellow community members and the Loyola community for our annual fall clean ups!

November 18

Volunteers meet at 9:45am at Loyola’s Public Safety Headquarters (5104 York Road).  Free parking is available.  Volunteering will take place from 10:15am – 12:00pm.  Projects include, but are not limited to: community gardening, trash clean up, weeding & mulching, planting flowers, and painting.

To request a group of volunteers for your neighborhood or organization, fill out this Request Form.  Priority will be given to projects on or near York Road.

For more information, contact:  Marie M. Anderson:  410-617-1171 or emailmemcsweeney@loyola.edu

 

 

TONIGHT – Mayor Pugh Comes to the 4th District!

16 Oct

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh is coming to meet with the 4th District community!  Please join us for a light dinner and networking, a brief presentation by the Mayor, followed by a Q & A period.

Where:  Mercy High School cafeteria, 1300 Northern Parkway,

Time:  6pm-8pm

 

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