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November 2011
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Public Safety Meeting

Dec. 14, 2011- 6:00 pm

1221 N Calvet St


The Midtown Public Safety Committee invites all of our neighbors to our monthly meeting. We will be discussing CityWatch cameras, crime prevention, citizens on patrol, off-duty police patrols, court watch program, and the Park-Smart campaign among other issues. This is a great opportunity for neighbors to  hear what's going on in our neighborhoods and participate in forming strategies to make Midtown even safer. Questions or suggestions may be emailed to safety@midtowncommunity.org



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  • More Green - environmentally friendly (it is a component of seawater)
  • Less toxic to pets and trees
  • A better melting performer
  • Less damaging to masonry, concrete and metal

25 lb. bucket: $16 - Refills: $15 - 50 lb. bags: $25



Call 410 528-1512 to place your order for immediate deliverry.

tree plantingTree Planting Time
Volunteers Needed! 

Midtown's Green Team has set a goal of planting 100 new street trees this fall in all of our four neighborhoods.  Volunteers are needed to support out neighborhood tree stewards for these weekend efforts.


To get involved in literally greening our community, please volunteer by sending contact information to us at green@midtowncommunity.org





The Governor's Office on Crime Control and Prevention has awarded $300,000 to the Midtown Community Benefits District to begin the installation of CityWatch Cameras in the District. This grant was supplemented by an addition grant of $100,000 from the Abell Foundation.  This funding should allow for the installation of basic infrastructure and 10 or more cameras that will be monitored in real time and recorded at the Baltimore City Police Department's CityWatch Center.


Midtown is now drafting an RFP for state of the art cameras with analytic software that will alert monitors to unusual activity.  Installation should be complete by the end of 2012. This effort has been supported by the Mayor's Office on Crime Prevention and the Police Department.  The first phase of camera installation will be on North Charles Street and West Read Street with additional locations pending future funding.  As part of this public-private partnership, the city will be installing cameras across North Avenue within the next year.  Future Midtown camera locations may include select locations on Dolphin, Guilford, Eutaw Place and Madison Avenue. 



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Winter Solstice Celebration

 at First Unitarian Church

Dec. 21, 7 pm, Charles and Franklin Streets. Free and open to the public.

The ritual includes songs, poetry, drama, symbolic extinguishing of the old year's fire and lighting of the new, turning the Wheel of the Year, giving thanks for seasonal blessings, tasting seasonal sweets, and blessing the newborn babes.   Information: solstice@firstunitarian.net

or Pat Montley 410-252-6074. 






Wind Power Forum




7 to 8:30PM on Wed, Nov 30, 2011


St. Mark's Church 

1900 Saint Paul St 


The forum will focus on educating Baltimore City constituents about the legislative initiative to promote the construction of an offshore wind farm off the coast of Maryland. Speakers will address the many issues connected to the proposal, from public health and the environment, to jobs and economic impacts.




Final Fridays in Station North!





3:00PM - 8:00PM

North Avenue Market & Load of Fun

After Party at Windup Space


Featuring original art & crafts by members of Charm City Craft Mafia, Baltimore Etsy Street Team, and Station North artists

Featuring music by Her Fantastic Cats, Femi the DriFish and the Out of Water eXperience, Wendel Patrick, and DJ Dubble 8


 contact: Ben Stone, ben.stone@stationnorth.org  


Peter Merles, Executive Director
Midtown Community Benefits District
Phone: 410 528-1512  Fax:410 468-0129
www. MidtownCommunity.org
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