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Tips to Help Prevent Cell Phone Theft.

Due to their necessity and high dollar value, cell phones are a favorite target of thieves. To reduce your chances of becoming the victim of a cell phone theft or robbery the following safety tips are offered: 

* Always be aware of your surroundings. Thieves may be watching you. 
* Ensure your cell phone is enabled with a security password. 
* Avoid becoming distracted by your cell phone conversation/texting when walking on the street. 
* Keep your cell phone out of sight. Don't hang it from your purse or jacket. 
* Switch the ringer off to avoid attracting the attention of thieves. 
* Never loan your cell phone to a stranger. In case of an 
emergency, offer to make the call for them. 
* Consider using hands-free technology. 
* Avoid labeling phone numbers, addresses; "Home," "Wife/Husband," etc. 
* Never leave your cell phone unattended. 

For more crime prevention tips: mcp.maryland.gov

 

 
MIDTOWN FACTOID
Between Jan.1 and Feb. 26 2014 

our Clean Team has collected over 2,300 trash bags and has closed over 75 resident service requests.


 

Jubilee Offers Neighborhood Tour

Saturday, May 3,2014 

10:00 am- 12:00 noon

 

Meeting at Dooby's, 802 N. Charles Street

 

Fifteen years ago Baltimore's beautiful Mt. Vernon was struggling to survive.  Today it is strong and desirable, with thousands of new residents and hundreds of millions of dollars in investment.  If you're wondering how this happened, explore Mt. Vernon with the people who engineered the turnaround - Jubilee and a remarkable group of Mt. Vernon residents. This is one of the big stories in Baltimore's revival.

 

Tour is free but registration is required. RSVP to talya@jubileebaltimore.org  

 

 

AROUND MIDTOWN
Published by the Midtown Community Benefits District 
February 2014


Mt. Vernon Belvedere Area Trash Collection Hours Change

 

Baltimore City is changing collections in the Mt. Vernon area from night to day beginning March 25, 2014.  The Bureau of Solid Waste will be moving collections to regular day operations.  Pick-up days will not change. Starting Tuesday, March 25, Mt. Vernon trash and recycling will have to be out by 10:00 a.m. on regularly scheduled day of collection. Curbside Collection DAY is NOT changing. It will still be Tuesday for mixed refuse and Friday for recycling.

 

Please use trash cans with tight-fitting lids - it's required by law.  Trash is limited to three 32-gallon containers (or 96 gallons total) Recycling is unlimited - Please recycle all paper, plastic bottles and jars, and aluminum cans. You do not need a yellow promotional bin to put your recycling in. You can use a cardboard box, paper bags or any container marked "RECYCLE." Please DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS to contain recycling.

For more information about your curbside service please call 311 or visit www.baltimorecity.gov

Safety Camera Network Expands

 

 

The Midtown Community Benefits District, in partnership with the Baltimore City Police Department, will be expanding its network of Citi-Watch cameras in the area of Mount Vernon Square.  The new cameras are a result of collaboration and financial support from many institutions and residents of that immediate area under a leadership initiative by the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. Midtown was successful in obtaining a grant from the Governor's Office on Crime Control and Prevention to underwrite this effort. 

When Midtown installed cameras in the Charles Street corridor two years ago, the cost of running fiber optic cable under the cobble stones in the square was way beyond the funding available.  The advances in wireless technology has mitigated much of those costs to make it feasible to provide cameras to monitor the four parks around the monument. 

Our thanks go to the donors who have supplemented the grant funding to make this project possible:

Benjamin Moore, Jr

Nancey Kinlin

Carl Cappelletti

Stephanie Oegema

Chris & Nicol Regan

Andrew Young

St Ignatius Roman Catholic

Mary Gorman

Jordan Faye Contemporary

MVP Methodist Church

The Walters Art Museum

PMC Group

Maryland Club

Mt. Vernon Club

Peabody Court Hotel

Time Group

Faith and Ted Millspaugh

The Washington Co-Op

The Engineering Society of Baltimore, Inc

Mt Vernon Place Conservancy

The Peabody Institute

 

 


 
THE MIDTOWN COMMUNITY BENEFITS DISTRICT IS A CITIZEN-RUN NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCACY AND IMPROVEMENT GROUP AUTHORIZED BY LAW IN 1996 TO PROVIDE SECURITY AND SANITATION SERVICES ALONG WITH PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR FOUR COMMUNITIES: BOLTON HILL, CHARLES NORTH, MADISON PARK AND MOUNT VERNON/BELVEDERE. ITS EFFORTS ARE FUNDED BY A TAXPAYER-APPROVED PROPERTY TAX SURCHARGE. MIDTOWN WAS CREATED BY VOTER REFERENDUM IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS STRONGER, BETTER PLACES TO LIVE AND WORK

 

Peter Merles, Executive Director
Midtown Community Benefits District 
410 528-1512
410 468-0129 Fax