Fall Community Yard Sale – October 8, 2016


Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SELL: You can rent tables for $10 each. Scroll down to register and pay online or send your name, email address, phone number, and payment to Riverside Neighborhood Association, 200 E. Wells St., Baltimore, MD 21230 by October 1. Limited tables may be available the day of for $15 per table—but don’t wait if you need a table, they usually sell out!

BUY: Swing by the park and score some new-to- you goods.

DONATE: Want to get rid of things without the hassle of selling? Drop them off to the RNA table by 9:30 a.m. that morning. Proceeds from your donations will benefit RNA.

VOLUNTEER: Want to help? You can volunteer to help with set up or breakdown the day of the event. If you are interested, send an email to RNABaltimore@gmail.com.



Number of Tables:
First and Last Name:
Email Address:

***Be sure to check that your cart is correct before completing your payment. If you hit the “add cart” button twice for 1 table, it will add 2 table to your cart.

Riverside Pool is Open!

Riverside Pool Activities are in full swing beginning Thursday, June 23!

  • $2/per person per Open Swim session; or $30/season pass
  • Bootcamp and Masters Swim
    • Bootcamp is a great workout in the water Saturdays at 11am. Bring hand weights if you want more intensity. $7/class.
    • Masters Swim is a great way to swim laps with a group and a coach to guide you. Practices are held Monday-Thursday 7-8pm, Saturday 11am-12pm, and are free with pool admission. This “Adult Swim Team” affiliated with Charm City Aquatics Masters Club is a lap swimming workout program with 3 separate lanes for swimmers based on level of ability. The workout lasts 60 minutes in the deep end of the pool covering 40-80+ laps. Participants must be 18 years or older. The team hosts a 1,000 lap competition that is free and open to everyone who swims laps at Riverside pool.
  • Twilight Swim: The first adult swim of the season for ages 21+ takes place Friday, June 24th, 7pm-11pm. RSVP HERE! $5/person or $7 if you bring a cooler (NO GLASS; cans and solo cups ok).
  • Baby Country Club: Every Saturday 10am – 11am throughout the season. This is the only opportunity to take your baby/toddler into the big pool. $55/child (parents/grandparents are free); fee is for the entire summer session, no pro-rating, no exceptions.


More fun activities to come at our wonderful neighborhood pool! Stay tuned to Facebook for the latest!

riverside pool schedule

Operation Pipeline Update- June 1, 2016



WEEK OF 05/30/2016 – 06/03/2016

100 Block of East Randall Street , 1700 Block of Jackson Street

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE NO PARKING SIGNS, DAYS AND DATES. If a vehicle is parked in a “NO PARKING” Area an impedes project work, a member of the project team will attempt to locate the vehicle owner. However if the vehicle owner cannot be located, Baltimore City Traffic Enforcement will be called. Willbros will not be responsible for any action taken by Baltimore City Traffic Enforcement.

You will be contacted by Door Hangers or by phone when to schedule your service renewal.

If you any questions now or during the remaining time that Willbros will be working in your area please contact them first via email at jim.mccune@willbrostd.com or call

Call Jimmy McCune at 443-463-0630 or Clara Crockett 443-477-0481

South Baltimore Phase 2 Operation Pipeline

Screenshot 2016-05-12 at 8.56.09 PMMay’s newsletter will hit doorsteps the week of May 16 and will include pertinent information about the upcoming BGE gas line replacement. The area highlighted in green in the map above shows the Phase 2 boundaries with the streets to be worked on highlighted in blue. Following is an update from the contractor, Willbros, and impacts residents within the green shaded area on Randall, Marshall, Covington, and Webster Streets.

“We  will be starting our service renewals in the near future and in order for us to be most efficient at scheduling, we are trying to collect homeowners’ contact information and addresses. This information will not be shared with anyone, it is just to make sure that we can easily get in contact with you when it comes to do your pre-inspection and service renewal. This will be very appreciated and make this process go more smoothly. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Starting on Monday, May 16, we will be working on Randall Street, Marshall Street, Covington Street, and Webster Street to install the gas main. Service renewals will start on or around July 12 on E. Randall Street at Marshall Street. You will be contacted by door hangers. To schedule the exact date, please respond to the number left on the hanger.


“If any vehicles are left in violation of the NO PARKING signs , BALTIMORE CITY will be enforcing and towing.”

If you have any questions now or during the remaining time that Willbros will be working in your area please do not hesitate to contact us via email at jim.mccune@willbrostd.com, or call Jimmy McCune  443-463-0630 or Clara Crockett 443-477-0481.


Jimmy McCune

Community Yard Sale – April 23, 2016

It’s happening!! Are you ready to clean house? Scroll down below the flyer to reserve your space and pay today!

*Our tables have sold out, so the only remaining option is to bring your own table(s). You must still pay to sell as this is a fundraising event for our neighborhood. Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you Saturday, April 23!

Community Yard Sale Flyer


South Baltimore Community Benefits District Public Input “Sector” Meetings

There will be a public meeting for residents of the East Sector of the proposed South Baltimore Gateway Community Benefits District (Federal Hill, Otterbein, Port Covington, Riverside, Sharp-Leadenhall, South Baltimore, Spring Garden Industrial Area)

The purpose is for residents, businesses and institutions to provide input and feedback on plans for creating the district:

Monday, April 11, 2016SoBoBenefits
6:00 – 8:30 PM

6:00 – 6:30 Registration, Refreshments
6:30 – 8:15 Program
8:15 – 8:30 Wrap-up

Location: Digital Harbor High School
1100 Covington St, Baltimore, MD 21230

All residents, businesses & institutions are encouraged to attend the meeting for your sector and set the vision and work plan for a South Baltimore Gateway Community Benefits District!

Please register/RSVP to Ethan Cohen at 410-545-3107 or ethan.cohen@baltimorecity.gov


The Mayor’s Office of Economic & Neighborhood Development is working with the Baltimore Local Development Council (LDC), various City agencies and our State Representatives to create a South Baltimore Gateway Community Benefits District (CBD), which will oversee enhanced services to neighborhoods within South Baltimore’s “Casino Impact Area” (CIA).

Funding for the district will come from “Local Impact Grant” (LIG) funds – a portion of casino revenues that the State of Maryland directs to improve communities in the CIA, also known as the “South Baltimore Gateway.”

Sector Meetings

In order to gather input on priorities, the City and LDC will hold three meetings for community residents in April 2016, to engage residents from each of three “sectors” below”:

East – Federal Hill, Otterbein, Port Covington, Riverside, Sharp-Leadenhall, South Baltimore, Spring Garden Industrial Area (April 11, 2016, 6-8:30 PM Digital Harbor HS)

West – Barre Circle, Carroll-Camden Industrial Area, Carroll Park, Casino Area, Ridgely’s Delight, Pigtown, Stadium Area (April 18, 2016, 6-8:30 PM Southwest Baltimore Charter School)

South – Cherry Hill, Lakeland, Mount Winans, Saint Paul, Westport (April 9, 2016, 9:30AM-12:00PM, Arundel Elementary & Middle School)

Key Principles:

  • The Benefits District will be guided by input from residents, businesses and institutions.
  • Funding for the Benefits District will come from Casino “LIG” funds, NOT from new taxes.
  • The City and LDC seek your input on the needs and priorities in your community.
  • Public input for the “South Baltimore Gateway Master Plan,” issued in October 2015, will inform this process.


  • Now is the chance to get more specific on basic services, such as sanitation, policing and beautification, and long-term challenges like school performance, housing and jobs.


Consultants Joe Cronyn and Davin Hong, who are tasked with advising on the CBD’s key goals and operations will run the meetings and cover the following topics:

  • Progress to Date – needs and goals identified in the South Baltimore Gateway Master Plan and the Local Impact Grant (LIG) Spending Plans
  • What is a Community Benefits District?
  • Summary of City/baseline services and comparison to the Master Plan
  • Breakout Sessions to prioritize action items from the Master Plan
  • Setting priorities for the CBD.

For more information and to register/RSVP, contact Ethan Cohen at 410-545-3107 or ethan.cohen@baltimorecity.gov

Holiday Cookie Contest 2015

IMG_5678Please join us for our 3rd Annual Holiday Cookie Contest, sponsored by Domino Sugar, just before our final neighborhood meeting of the year on Monday, December 14th at 6:30pm at Salem Lutheran Church.

How It Works:

  1. Register and pay $5 at the bottom of this post by Friday, December 11thDEADLINE EXTENDED – Monday, December 14th at noon!
  2. Bring no less than 3 dozen cookies to the church on December 14th at 6:30pm.
  3. At 6:45pm, a handful of special guest judges will taste all cookies and choose approximately 3 winners.
  4. While the meeting takes place, the remaining cookies may be enjoyed by all.
  5. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the meeting. Winners must be present to receive prize baskets provided by Domino Sugars. Winners and winning recipe will be featured in the January newsletter.
  6. Goodie bags will be available for leftover cookies to be taken home by all.

Rules & Guidelines:

Contest open to Riverside residents only. Only one registrant per household. To be eligible, residents must: register and pay $5 by December 1114th; use at least one Domino Sugar product, specified in submitted recipe; produce a minimum of 3 dozen cookies. Brownies, bars, and candies are not acceptable. Cookies or payments that arrive later than 6:45pm on December 14th may not be considered for judging. By entering, all registrants give RNA permission to include their names, photos, and recipes in future publications. HAVE FUN!


***Please include recipe or link to recipe when prompted during checkout. If for some reason you bypass that field, please e-mail your recipe to rnabaltimore@gmail.com.

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