RIVERSIDE NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Many residents aren’t aware that street sweeping has begun! Let’s come together to spread the word! If you are willing and able, please sign up for a few blocks/street sides here: http://bit.ly/rnasweep, print as many flyers as you will need (.pdf – 4 flyers per page), and deliver them to each door in our neighborhood. It would be great to do this within the next week before the even sides are cleaned.
You can also hang these flyers on street signs, poles, and a trees Tuesday through Wednesday, but be sure to remove all postings Wednesday, as we do not want to add to the trash in our neighborhood.
We can do this, Riverside!! Who’s with us?!
Mark your calendars! RNA will be bringing back the Summer Concert Series on the second Sunday of each month, June through September, thanks to Domino Sugar! Stay tuned for other exciting announcements surrounding the concert series!by admin
The Southern District Police Explorers need our help to make it to Indiana this summer to attend the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference. As of right now, they are only 31% of the way to their $7,000 goal. With all of the residents in our neighborhood, if we each donated a few bucks, it would make a BIG difference. Please consider making a donation for this great cause! Click here to donate now!by admin
by adminYTD SD is up 25% at 145 compared to 116 last year. Compared to the 3 year average we are down YTD 24% (145 vs 191). We are down in the 14 day 29% (12 vs 17). This corresponds to the implementation of a Federal Hill / Riverside B&E initiative which began 3/10. The SD has detailed two officers to specifically focus on B&E’s and follow up all leads with search and seizure warrants. We have also dedicated one officer daily to remain out of service to patrol alleys. A significant arrest during this time period included the arrest of Ross Zornak for two car break-ins. This arrest has also helped the B&E’s to significantly decrease.
It is almost that time of year again and after this winter, I think it is safe to assume I am not the only one looking forward to pool season!
RNA is currently working with Rec and Parks Aquatics to finalize programming for the Riverside Pool location. As part of this effort, I would like to gauge the interest of the community regarding Saturday morning Red Cross Certified swimming lessons. Click here for a general class summary for each level.
This is only to see if there is sufficient interest – final programming has not been confirmed. Please see the link below to take our three question survey to help us evaluate the desire for this programming.by admin
City Council President Young will be holding his next Senior Symposium in Locust Point. Please see below for additional information and help spread the word to seniors in our community!
The Sole of the City 10K will take place on Saturday, April 12 from 9-11am. During this time, a portion of the Riverside neighborhood will be impacted. Please take a look at the updated course map above and plan your travels accordingly.
The 10K course will begin and end along Fort Avenue at McHenry Row. Participants will proceed east on Fort Avenue, right on Lawrence Street, left on Key Highway and right on Light Street. The race continues right on Pratt Street, right on S. Wolfe Street, right on Lancaster Street, then around the traffic circle to Aliceanna Street onto the harbor promenade. Participants will follow the promenade to Rash Field, turn left onto Key Highway, right onto Covington Street, left on Fort Avenue back to Whetstone Way to finish.
During the event, southbound Wolfe Street will be closed to through traffic between Fleet and Lancaster Streets. In addition, one lane of travel will be coned off for participants along the race route wherever possible. Commuters should be aware that temporary traffic stops may be implemented along the race route for the safety of participants.
Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for pedestrians and changing traffic patterns, and are encouraged to use alternate routes.by admin
Hop to it, SoBo kids!
A community egg hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19 for children of all ages. Featuring snacks, games, prizes and an appearance by a furry friend with a cotton tail, the event is open to all families and will take place rain or shine. Pre-registration is required.
For each participating child, please make payment in one of the following ways:
HANDS-ON! For each participating child, donate $1 and one dozen (12) plastic eggs filled with individually wrapped, nut-free treats, stickers or small toys and taped closed. Drop off eggs and cash at Federal Hill Fitness or email firstname.lastname@example.org for other drop off locations. For registration purposes please include your name on the donation bag. Deadline to drop off is Friday, April 18.
CASH MONEY, HONEY! Donate $7 cash per participating child. Email email@example.com for drop off locations. Deadline for cash payments is Wednesday, April 9.
EASIEST! Use PayPal and donate $8 per participating child to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 9.
The egg hunt will take place in Federal Hill Park at 10:00am on Saturday, April 19. It is recommended that families arrive prior to 10:00am because gates open at 10:0 am and the eggs go quickly. There will be activities for children to enjoy before and after the hunt. For more details and last-minute updates visit the Federal Hill Egg Hunt page on Facebook.by admin
This is really happening! SouthBmore.com and The Baltimore Sun have reported that street sweeping will begin next month, and the schedule has been confirmed in this Baltimore City Department of Public Works press release! As depicted, Riverside is a part of the Southwest quadrant, so our streets’ odd sides will be swept on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, and even sides on the 4th Wednesday.
If you think this is as awesome as we do, we’re going to need to work as a neighborhood to ensure that our cars are not parked on the sides of the streets to be swept. The city will not be posting signs and no tickets will be written for cars parked where the sweepers are scheduled to do their work. It really is up to us to make the most of this resource. Right now, the sweeping window is wide open from 8am-4pm, but over time, we should be able to narrow the window of time for Riverside. It’s important that you get to know this schedule so you can make sure to move your car if you are home during the day on those Wednesdays. If you use Google Calendar, consider adding RNA’s calendar to your own so that you can be reminded of the sweepings and other RNA activities.
Photo credit: http://cityview.baltimorecity.gov/by admin
Did you know that when you post a question or notice to the Riverside Neighborhood Association facebook page, it DOES NOT show up on RNA’s followers’ timelines? In order for followers to see your post, they have to go to the RNA Facebook page and find the obscure box on the right side of the RNA timeline. It’s not a good way to share information with your neighbors, but the RNA Neighbor Connect Facebook group is! When you post something, it will show up on every group member’s timeline, and you’ll get the reach you’re looking for!
Please help us grow this positive group of interconnected neighbors by joining here, and then by inviting your Facebook friends who live in and around Riverside.
We hope you’ll find this new resource helpful!by admin