Entries by Kaleema Breathett

BaltiMeter Billing Switches On

Monthly bills start to arrive next week   The next wave of water billing for Baltimore City customers begins now. The nearly four-decade-old billing system used by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has been replaced with modern, state-of-the-art software and hardware. The first of the new, monthly bills for customers in the […]

Temporary Limits on Customer Support Transactions as DPW Moves to Monthly Billing

As the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) prepares to transition to monthly water billing, the agency will be temporarily unable to perform some of its customer support functions, during the period from Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The new BaltiMeter water billing system represents a major upgrade to the […]

City to move forward in Park Heights without a master developer

From The Baltimore Sun By Natalie Sherman Baltimore Housing leaders say they are trying a different strategy in Park Heights after an effort to find a strong private developer to lead revitalization efforts there failed. Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano said the city did not feel confident the firms that expressed interest in leading redevelopment […]

Team Conducts Back to School Blessing at Arlington Elementary Middle School

By Pastor Terrye Moore Area pastors and ministers joined Arlington Elementary Middle School (EMS) staff on Friday, August 26, 2016 for a noonday school blessing. Prayer warriors went about the entire campus praying and anointing the school in preparation for the 2016-2017 school year. They sang as they went throughout the halls praying for Arlington’s […]

What’s Next for Park Heights?

By Sheilah Kast & Andrea Appleton The northwest Baltimore community of Park Heights is home to Pimlico RaceTrack and the annual Preakness Stakes. To the frustration of those who live there, it’s also known for vacants, crime, and blight. A decade ago, the city devised an extensive roadmap for redevelopment there. Since then, a few […]

Park Heights Community Services Application

The approved FY 2017 Pimlico Local Impact Aid budget has allocated a total of $150,000 to improve the built environment and human services aspects of the Park Heights Master Plan eligible area.  Community groups or service providers may prepare proposals to apply for these funds, subject to the grant guidelines specified in the application, to […]

Can these former felons save Freddie Gray’s violent neighborhood?

(Originally posted on The Washington Post) By Andrew Zaleski On a late Wednesday afternoon in the Baltimore neighborhood of Sandtown-Winchester, the sun is out for the first time in weeks and the temperature hovers in the mid-80s. It’s the sort of weather that Lamont Medley, a former drug dealer who served 11 years for attempted […]

Hiring – Community Organizers

Job Description Job Title: Community Organizer Department: Community and Human Services Reports To: Community Outreach Coordinator ORGANIZATION: Park Heights Renaissance, Inc. (PHR) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is the revitalization of Baltimore’s Park Heights community, which comprises 13 distinct neighborhoods and more than 30,00 residents. A young and dynamic organization, PHR is implementing a […]