The Citizens Police Academy begins September

13 Sep

Interested in learning about Law enforcement?  Want to learn more about the Baltimore Police Department?  Join us for our 2017 Fall Citizens Police Academy!

When:  Every Tuesday, Sept 26 – Dec 12, 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

Where:  Hosted at the Baltimore Police Training Academy, 3500 W. Northern Pkwy, 21215

Contact:  Community Engagement Unit:  443 984-7411

Participants must be 18 years of age or older and reside within Baltimore City.



13 Sep

Neighborhoods and community-based non-profits can receive up to $1,000

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is excited to announce the return of the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants for 2018. Each year, the program awards cash grants to Baltimore neighborhood associations and community-based non-profit organizations for the purpose of producing special events.  Thanks to the support of MECU, Baltimore’s credit union, eligible groups can receive up to $1,000 to produce an event for the community and residents they serve, such as art workshops, back-to-school rallies, block parties, book drives, food drives, health fairs and neighborhood clean-ups.

Applications and guidelines are available at  The deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 1, 2017. MECU Neighborhood Event Grants are a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and are supported by MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union.

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization and based in Baltimore City.  Proposed events must be free and open to the public and take place between April 1 and December 31, 2018.  Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.  Required materials include a completed application, tax exemption documentation, financial statement and project budget.  Grant recipients must attend a mandatory workshop on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10AM, exact location TBD.

For more information on the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants, call 410-752-8632 or visit  


Congrats – Loyola University Maryland!

13 Sep

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND TIED FOR NO. 4 AMONG BEST UNIVERSITIES IN NORTH REGION BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORTS:  Loyola University Maryland has tied for No. 4 among the best universities in the North region in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide for 2018. Loyola has been ranked in the top five for more than a decade. The university is also ranked No. 23 for “Best Value Schools”, No. 44 for among undergraduate engineering programs at universities with no graduate engineering program, and was included on the list of “A+ Schools for B Students.”

FREE Youth Fire & Life Safety Summer Camp

28 Jun

The Baltimore City Fire Department Office of the Fire Marshal presents the 2017 Youth Fire & Life Safety Summer Camp for youths 8-16, beginning Monday, July 24 through Friday July 28.

Children will have the opportunity to visit the Baltimore City Fire Academy, the Children’s Safety Village, tour the Department of Transportation Safety City and much more.  Click to download the following:

For more information, please call the Baltimore City Fire Department Office of The Fire Marshal – Public Education Team at 410-396-5752.

All applications must be received no later than Saturday, July 1, 2017. 

FREE Summer Youth Academy

28 Jun

Join the Baltimore City Police for their FREE Summer 2017 Youth Academy!  July 10-14, 9am-3pm.  A one week special event with guests that include:

  • Aviation unit
  • Bomb squad
  • Forensics
  • Gang unit
  • k-9 unit
  • SWAT
  • And much more!

For ages 12-17

Space is limited….register NOW!  Contact:  Sgt Robert Corso or Officer Darren Belechto @ 443 984-7411

*Must be a Baltimore City resident

FedEx Hiring Event!

28 Jun

FedEx Ground is hosting a hiring event on Thursday, July 6th for Package Handlers!

FedEx Ground will have two hiring sessions, listed below. The hiring event will take place at the Tradepoint Atlantic Offices, 1600 Sparrows Point Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21219.

First Session: 10:30am


Second Session: 3:30pm


Please register for your preferred session here:<>


Find out more details about the package handler position and participate in on-site interviews. All applicants must have access to a valid email account. We suggest you apply<> to the position online prior to attending the hiring event.


  *   Must be able to load, unload, and sort packages, as well as perform other related duties.


*   Applicants must be at least 18 years of age


  *   Starting compensation is $12.20 – $13.20/hour, with multiple pay increases within the first six months of employment.


  *   FedEx Ground also provides tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities, and weekly paychecks/direct deposit.


More information about the position can be found here:<>.

Enter “Package Handler” in the Keyword Box and “Maryland” for Location. The address for the FedEx Ground Sparrows Point location is 6021 Bethlehem Blvd, Baltimore, MD.


Opportunities to also meet with:

  *   Maryland Transit Authority

  *   Community College of Baltimore County

  *   Transportation, Distribution, Marine, & Logistics (TDML) Program

  *   Dundalk Renaissance Corporation

  *   Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development


Event Location

Tradepoint Atlantic Offices

1600 Sparrows Point Boulevard

Baltimore, MD 21219

[For GPS purposes use address: 2010 Sparrows Point Road, Sparrows Point, MD 21219 – OFFICE LOCATION IS SHORT DISTANCE BEYOND THAT POINT – OVER THE VIADUCT]

Govanstowne Farmers Market Season Opening!

5 Jun

Join us and your neighbors as we enjoy Fresh Produce…Baked Goods…Unique Crafts… Good Music and Great People!!!

Date: Wednesday June 7, 2017


Location: 5104 York Road (Loyola Hut next to CVS)


Open Wednesdays from 3pm-7pm Now through September 27th


YOUR Support is Needed! – Govans Elementary School Summer Program Funding

10 May

Community Release from Baltimore Curriculum Project:

Last year we received $42,000 from the Abell Foundation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Family League to support our summer program.  This year we received $0.

Fortunately, Loyola Clinical Centers is coming onboard as a new partner this summer, and offsetting some of our costs by providing literacy instruction to our students.

We need to raise at least $15,000 in order to run a free, streamlined program for fifty K-5 students from July 5th-28th, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am-2:15pm. Offerings will include hands-on STEM instruction, literacy instruction, physical education, technology, team building, arts and crafts, breakfast and lunch.

Please consider sharing this e-mail with your friends and making a donation online at: You can also send a check made payable to “Baltimore Curriculum Project” to: Baltimore Curriculum Project, c/o Govans Summer, 2707 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21224. (Please write “Govans Summer” in the note space.)

City Council Hearing – Water Billing Issues

21 Mar

Monday, March 27, 5pm-7pm, Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street (Please be sure to have ID to present at the door)

The Baltimore City Council’s Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee will be holding the following Investigative Hearing – Water Billing For the purpose of requesting that the Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Department of Finance brief the City Council on water affordability for customers of Baltimore’s Bureau of Water and Wastewater, the new water billing system started in October 2016, and concerns raised by customers of the Bureau of Water and Wastewater regarding unusually high bills, missing bills, and the process to contest bills. This was introduced by City Council President Jack Young as Council Bill 17-0015R.

DPW will have customer service staff on site, set up in the Reeves Room, to assist constituents with water bill issues. This service will be available starting at 5pm.

Spring Cleaning!

21 Mar

Do you need volunteer assistance with a project in your neighborhood?  An alleyway that needs to be cleared, overgrown weeds, a park clean up?  Each semester, community residents and students from Loyola join together to work on projects throughout the York Road corridor community. 

Please fill out this form to request volunteers. Projects must take place in neighborhoods directly adjacent to the York Road commercial corridor from Northern Parkway to 39th Street.

Dates for this Spring’s Clean & Green Days are:

  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1
  • April 8

The days last from 10am-12:30pm.  In that time, so much can get done!  We just need community support as leaders for the projects!  

Please feel free to contact me at for more information. 

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